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I am an EPA-certified lead risk assessor. Can I use an EPA-recognized lead test kit when assessing whether or not a pre-1978 home contains lead-based paint for purposes of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule?

Yes. In addition to a certified renovator, a person certified by EPA as a risk assessor or lead inspector may use an EPA-recognized lead test kit to determine that regulated lead-based paint is not present in a home. Such a report can also be used to confirm that the RRP Rule would not apply to renovation activities in that home. A list of currently EPA-recognized lead test kits is available online.

Question Number: 23002-31778

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