LSHR Toolkit: Prepare


When preparing to either stabilize or eliminate identified lead-based paint hazards, grantees, public agencies, subrecipients, and property owners, and managers will be required to understand the standards and requirements for conducting this work safely. Both Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and HUD rules apply.

Before beginning work, program administrators, owners, and contractors must assure that occupants receive an EPA pamphlet and that contractors understand the rules for HUD and EPA. Contractors and owners also must make a choice – whether to presume that the paint affected by the job is lead-based paint (LBP), or to test the paint. It is critical to understand the consequences and costs of that decision.

Owners and construction managers must also plan for the possibility that the scope of repair work must change, may increase substantially in cost, and may require that occupants be relocated during work.

Tool Name Description
Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information Pamphlet Provides information about legal requirements for safe lead practices for homeowners, tenants, childcare providers, and parents during renovation activities.
LSHR - Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP) Handout Compares HUD’s LSHR and EPA’s RRP rules.
Guidance on Presuming or Evaluating Provides guidance on whether to test for lead or to presume it.
Lead Hazard Evaluation Notice - Sample Form Provides a notice template for when LBP is presumed rather than evaluated.

Note: If LBP is identified or presumed then all other safe work practices, clearances, and notices must be completed. If testing is performed, but no lead hazards are identified and no lead paint will be disturbed, the occupant must receive the Renovate Right pamphlet and the Notice for Lead Hazard Evaluation, but no further steps are required for this particular work. This does not exempt the unit from LSHR unless the full exemption conditions are met for the relevant activity.