The HBA of Spartanburg is offering a Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Course in February.

When: Wednesday, February 23, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Where: Piedmont Natural Gas, 501 West Blackstock Road, Spartanburg
Cost: NAHB Members $195, nonmembers $225

To register, contact the HBA of Spartanburg at 864-583-5471

Beginning April 23, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires firms performing work that disturbs lead-based paint in residential homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978:

  • Be EPA certified.
  • Ensure necessary EPA certified renovators are on each job.
  • Ensure all workers affected are trained in specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.
  • All work is performed according to EPA work practices.
  • Pre-renovation education required for residents.
  • Record keeping requirements are met.

Who should become EPA certified?
Renovators, remodelers, window and siding installers, painters, plumbers, electricians and maintenance workers who disturb lead-base paint in homes AND buildings that are child-occupied and built before 1978.

What does the training cover?
This 8-hour training course teaches you safe ways to prevent the lead contamination. Learn how to safely clean up demolition and debris, and the proper way to dispose of trash and materials once the job is done.

Penalties for performing work without being EPA certified can be up to $32,000 per violation, per day.