What is your status?
This isn't about optional certification for lead abatement/etc.Do you guys think that this would be a worthwhile endeavor? I have only had 1 call in three years asking about lead paint removal. I don't advertise for it, so I can't use that number as a strong indicator.
Does anyone do a lot of lead remediation work?
I can't stress this enough! Any pre 1978 home all work disturbing more than 6 square feet per room or 20 square feet per exterior side (electrical, plumbing, paint, hvac) must be done by a certified firm with a certified renovator on site to document. The fines are reported to be 32,000 per day, per violation.This isn't about optional certification for lead abatement/etc.
This is about a mandatory gvnt rule that goes into effect on Apr 22, 2010 about having to be certified if you paint any pre 1978 homes or else face some pretty stiff consequences.
Read up the links RC posted.
What is the fee for application and when is it due?Here is a link to the PDF you need to provide to HO, there is a place for them to sign on the last page.
I think I may have posted this, but Sean at SLS Construction has posted some very good information on his blog here.
Don't forget to send in your Firm Certification Application, it can take up to three months to process and you do not need to have the training for that.
More info here.
Here we are required to have a contractors license for each countyand you must have 16 hours of continuing education every 2 years in some counties. Will the lead program be a part of maintaining your contractors license?I believe there is a refresher course every 5 years. And of course with that will be license renewal fees I am sure.