|Lead-Based Paint Abatement Program’s scope establishes procedures and requirements for the accreditation of lead-based paint activities training programs, procedures and requirements for the certification of inspectors, risk assessors, project designers, supervisors, workers, and firms engaged in lead-based paint activities and work practice standards for performing such activities. These regulations are applicable to all persons engaged in lead-based paint abatement activities in target housing and child-occupied facilities.|
In addition to the requirements above governing lead-based paint abatement activities, beginning April 9, 2010, state law requires firms hired to perform renovation, repair and painting projects in Pre-1978 residential structures and child-occupied facilities that disturb lead-based paint, to be certified and follow required work practice standards. Renovators and dust sampling technicians performing renovation activities must also be certified. The regulations also establish procedures and requirements for the accreditation of required training programs.
|Lead is a heavy metal which is believed to have been a serious public health problem for centuries. This problem is especially serious for the children six years of age and under and the developing fetus. |
- Lead from paint, dust and soil can be dangerous if not managed properly.
- Even children that seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies.
- People can get lead in their bodies by breathing or swallowing lead dust, or by eating soil or paint chips with lead in them.
|Important Lead-Based Paint Definitions|
|Lead-based paint regulations do not:
- require the performance of lead-based paint abatement or renovation activities
- or mandatory abatement of lead-based paint
Lead-based paint regulations do:
Persons who perform lead-based paint activities within residential dwellings that they own may be exempt from the regulations.
- establish requirements and procedures to follow when lead-based paint abatement or renovation activities are performed
|No person may engage in lead-based paint abatement or renovation activities unless they hold a valid certificate from the Commission on Environmental Quality. No firm shall employ any person on a lead-based paint activity who does not posses a current certificate issued by the Commission. |
List of Licensed Individuals for Lead-Based Paint Abatement
- Regulations For Lead-Based Paint Activities- APC-S-9
- Training and Certification Program for Lead-Based Paint Activities in Target Housing and Child Occupied Facilities - Section 402/404
- Residential Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Program
Section 1018 of Title X
|Forms and Applications *|
|Lead Training Course Renewal|
Lead Training Course Accreditation
Lead Training Course Roster
Lead Training Course Notification
Lead Training Manager and/or Instructor Qualification
Certification of Lead-Based Paint Firms
Lead-Based Paint Firm Renewal
Lead Abatement Worker Certification
Lead-Based Paint Abatement/Renovation Notification **
**Notification due six (6) working days prior to starting project for abatement or renovation.
Third Party Exam
*Applications processed within ten (10) days after receipt.
Training Provider Information
The Mississippi lead-based paint program will accept training for renovator and dust sampling technician certification from Mississippi accredited training courses offered in the state of Mississippi and from training courses offered outside the state of Mississippi that have been accredited by the US EPA or have been accredited by a state lead-based paint program having reciprocity with Mississippi.
For a list of training providers offering accredited Lead Renovator or Dust Sampling Technician courses in Mississippi, click HERE.
For a listing of all US EPA-accredited training providers, go to the following website: http://cfpub.epa.gov/flpp/searchrrp_training.htm
|Mississippi State Department of Health- Environmental Lead Program|
EPA - National Lead Information Center (NLIC)
EPA - Lead in Dust, Paint and Soil
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development -HUD-Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control
Consumer Product Safety Commission - "What You Should Know About Lead-Based Paint In Your Home"
|To contact MDEQ staff for more information on Lead-Based Paint click here.|