Lead inspections

Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Can anyone tell me what I have to do in order to comply with state law so I can do lead inspections?



Joe Myers


A & N Inspections, Inc.


http://anii.biz

Originally Posted By: Ben Gromicko
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Yes.



Benjamin John Gromicko


Vice-President,


PEACH Inspections


NACHI & ASHI Member

Originally Posted By: Nick Gromicko
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Ben, arn’t you some kind of PA certified lead risk assessor or something? Was it worth it? Do you get much lead work? How much time and $ did it cost? Most states have no DL&I regs so maybe it makes sense elsewhere. Nick


Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Hey Ben,


That was very short and too the point. You afraid I am going to take all your work away?

Joe Myers


Originally Posted By: jremas
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Does PA have any laws about lead testing? I never saw an informative answer from Joe’s initial question.


Originally Posted By: Chris Morrell
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I’ve made some inquiries elsewhere, but no replies yet.



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Originally Posted By: jremas
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Does anyone get any requests to do lead testing?






Jeff Remas
REMAS Inspections, Inc.
Northeastern PA & the Poconos
www.NEPAinspector.com

570-362-1598

Originally Posted By: Guest
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Jeff, I personally very rarely even get questions about lead other than in water., But just in case I hooked up with a certified lead specialist from Phila. He sent me info and prices so I could adjust them to suit my needs so then I just sub any testing to him. From what I understand it is quite cumbersome and expensive to get into. Here is a site in Pa I found regarding lead cert. http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/034/chapter203/s203.4.html


Originally Posted By: Nick Gromicko
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to determine whether the unit complies with the new lead hazard mitigation standard.


*Independent clearance inspections must be performed once a year or at unit turnover, whichever is longer.


Nick


Originally Posted By: Nick Gromicko
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The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS is urging state lawmakers to pass H2898, which would increase the state’s existing lead-based paint abatement tax credit from $1,500 per unit to $2,500 per unit. Stephen Ryan, MAR’s government affairs director and general counsel, says the increase is necessary, because the cost to remove or encapsulate lead-based paint has risen substantially during the past decade. Yet the current tax credit of $1,500 hasn’t changed since 1994. Current abatement costs are estimated at between $4,000 and $5,000 for a small apartment, and $10,000 for a single-family home, Ryan says.


Massachusetts has such an old housing stock that the majority of homes and apartments have lead paint. But because of the high cost and low tax credit, many owners of rental properties are choosing to let their units stand empty rather than remove the lead paint.

Nick


Originally Posted By: jnosworthy
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They take it pretty seriously here in Maryland. Kind of on the forefront regarding rental housing. All pre-1950 rental housing MUST be registered with the MDE. Then must meet Full Risk Reduction standards at tenant turnover. This then gets documented by people like me, and the paperwork is filed with the state. This business runs hot and cold. Last Fall the state sent out 50,000 letters to property owners warning them to get registered. The phone rang off the hook for a few weeks. I did a bunch of XRF’s to prove old property that had been significantly remodeled was in fact Lead Free. Occasionally I get a request for a Risk Assessment. The fines are out of this world. Let’s do the math … That’s $250/day fine for every day since the law passed in spring of 1996 that you have owned this investment property and didn’t bother to get it registered because this is the FIRST YOU HAVE HEARD OF IT.


Originally Posted By: jhagarty
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jnosworthy wrote:


They take it pretty seriously here in Maryland.

That's $250/day fine for every day since the law passed in spring of 1996 that you have owned this investment property and didn't bother to get it registered because this is the FIRST YOU HAVE HEARD OF IT.



If Maryland took this matter seriously, why would they wait since 1996 to Inform Property Owners?

How does an affected Tenant Benefit from this Maryland Legfislation?


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Originally Posted By: jnosworthy
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The Federal Title X went into affect in 1992. Maryland passed its laws in 1996. Beginning that year registration of rental property began, and continues. You have 30 days after you purchase a rental dwelling to get it registered in your name. Then you are assigned an owner number, etc. For those that play the game as they are supposed to, IMO the result has been a reduction in lead paint hazards in the old housing stock, both inside and outside. the results of which are a surprising decrease in the number of child lead paint poisoning cases in our counties. We have an enormous stock of old housing in this state. Believe me they (MDE) track all manner of statistics on Lead, by using the paperwork and forms that must be completed. If you want an idea of the depth of this subject in our great state of regulations, then check it our at the horses mouth. go to www.mde.state.md.us/programs/lead and just start reading.


Originally Posted By: Ryan Livengood
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In response to who asked about the Lead certification in PA here is a little bit of the PA law for that.





?203.4. Certification procedures and requirements.

(a) Federal requirements. Applicants for certification shall meet the EPA certification course requirements in 40 CFR Part 745 (relating to lead-based paint poisoning prevention in certain residential structures).

(b) Certification of individuals. An applicant for certification in a lead-based-paint occupation shall successfully complete a lead-based-paint training course accredited by the Department and pass an examination approved by the Department. Applicants shall submit a completed application on a form provided by the Department, along with the appropriate fee designated in subsection (d), and a copy of training certificate required under EPA regulations. The Department will not process an application that is incomplete or submitted without the proper fee.

I am an environmental consultant and am personally certified in lead inspection but in another state. If you have any questions about any other states though and I will be more then happy to let you know. I deal with regulatory compliance on a state and federal level so I have access to the laws. Most states , I believe all but im not 100 percent sure, require that you have an epa certification before you can say to a home owner for certain that they have lead based paint.