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Are only those child-occupied facilities constructed before 1978 affected by LBP regulations?

Yes. The federal rules, and our corresponding state rules, apply to only pre-1978 target housing and pre-1978 child-occupied facilities.

Are DEQ LBP forms available in electronic format? Can they be e-mailed?

Many of DEQ’s forms can be obtained from our web site. However, DEQ cannot accept an application that does not have an original signature. Therefore, any application submitted to DEQ should be sent by conventional mail and must include an original signature.

Will DEQ maintain a list of RRP Firms online?

Yes, we list all firms certified by DEQ and those EPA-certified firms that have provided their information to DEQ.

Will DEQ maintain a list of Certified Renovators online?

No, we have no plans to do that.

What is renovation?

"Renovation" means the modification of any existing structure, or portion thereof, that results in the disturbance of painted surfaces, unless that activity is performed as part of an abatement as defined by 40 CFR ? 745.223. The term renovation includes (but is not limited to): the removal, modification or repair of painted surfaces or painted components (e.g., modification of painted doors, surface restoration, window repair, surface preparation activity (such as sanding, scraping, or other such activities that may generate paint dust)); the removal of building components (e.g., walls, ceilings, plumbing, windows); weatherization projects (e.g., cutting holes in painted surfaces to install blown-in insulation or to gain access to attics, planing thresholds to install weather-stripping); and interim controls that disturb painted surfaces. A renovation performed for the prupose of converting a building, or part of a building, into target housing or a child-occupied facility is a renovation under this subchapter. The term renovation does not include minor repair and maintenance activities.

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