LSHR Toolkit: Implement


Once a child has been reported with an EBLL, a verification and an Environmental Investigation (EI), which includes but is not limited to a Risk Assessment, must be carried out promptly. Verifications, notifications, and additional unit evaluations may also be required as determined by the EI of the unit where the child with the EBLL resides (the index unit). If hazards are found, the other units in the property occupied by children under 6 years old have requirements requiring prompt action and recordkeeping.

Watch the Family Interview for Environmental Investigations Highlights video to learn about the purpose, timing, and tips for how to complete a successful parent interview for an environmental investigation.

Tool Name Description
Documentation of EBLL Verification and Notice Steps – Checklist Reviews steps to complete necessary verification and notice when an EBLL is reported.
Sample Notice of Verified EBLL Notifies local HUD Field Office, local health department, and HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes when there is a verified EBLL case.
Sample Request for Proposal for Environmental Investigation Provides a sample RFP and contract addendum for finding contractors for an EI.
Environmental Investigation Checklist Reviews steps in the EI process.
Environmental Investigation Notice - Index Unit - Sample Form Notifies residents of the index unit when an EI is being conducted.
Request for Risk Assessment of Other Covered Units – EBLL Sample Notifies residents of other covered units when a risk assessment is being conducted.
Log of Covered Units – Lead Hazard Assessment and Reduction Helps track lead hazard assessments and reduction work for other covered units.

Risk Assessment and Hazard Reduction

Risk Assessments and hazard reduction are required as part of an EI for any unit where a child under the age of 6 years old resides has an EBLL (index unit); and, if hazards are identified in the index unit, Risk Assessments are required for all other units in the property occupied by children under 6 years old. These units are known as Covered Units.

Watch the Risk Assessment Highlights video to learn the basics of how to complete a risk assessment.

If paint above the LSHR de minimis levels is disturbed, the Hazard Reduction Module must also be used, including notices, construction, safe work practices, and clearance.

Abatement is the preferred approach to hazard reduction.

Tool Name Description
Guidance on Presuming or Evaluating Provides guidance on whether to test for lead or to presume it.
Abatement Report Review Worksheet Documents that clearance was achieved and the abatement report is complete following an abatement job.

The Public Housing Authority (PHA) or grantee must monitor and ensure that owners consistently and accurately assess units for the applicability of the LSHR and the Environmental Protection Agency's Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (40 CFR 745, subparts L, Q) document exemptions.