Thursday, June 22, 2017

Lead-based Paint


Lead Based Paint Assessment

Converse provides professional services for lead-based paint (LBP), ranging from initial surveys and preparation of construction abatement specifications to final clearance after an abatement effort.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Title X is primary authority over lead in target housing. Title X provides for a comprehensive national structure of activities intended to reduce lead-based paint hazards in housing and includes the frame work for the evaluation, reduction and standards of care for LBP management. EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) lowers the risk of lead contamination from home renovation activities by requiring firms performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 be certified by EPA and use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers to follow lead-safe work practices. Converse additionally understands state and local regulations for Lead-based paint, such as the County of Los Angeles more stringent definition of a LBP and California Department of Public Health’s requirement for certification of professional consultants.

Converse Consultants is a registered Lead-Based Paint Consultant with the Federal EPA.

Converse’s trained and certified professionals provide lead-based paint surveys, risk assessments, abatement plans and specifications, abatement monitoring/oversight, air monitoring and operation and maintenance plans.