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If a property is tested by a certified renovator, inspector, or risk assessor and found to be free of lead-based paint, does any testing need to be done again if work is done on the property several years later?

Where a certified renovator uses an EPA-recognized lead test kit or performs paint chip sampling to determine that a component is free of lead-based paint, or a lead-based paint free determination is made by a certified inspector or risk assessor, firms performing renovations on the same components may rely on these results as long as the records are still available. Lead-based paint free determinations by a certified inspector or risk assessor are valid for both the Real Estate Notification and Disclosure Rule and the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule and they do not expire. 

Question Number: 23002-18347

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