Q: Do EPA’s rules require reporting crumbling paint during an evaluation?

It depends on the type of evaluation being done. The work practice standards at 40 C.F.R. 745.227 provide instructions for addressing deteriorated lead-based paint during lead hazard screens, risk...

It depends on the type of evaluation being done. The work practice standards at 40 C.F.R. 745.227 provide instructions for addressing deteriorated lead-based paint during lead hazard screens, risk assessments, and post-abatement clearance activities. Inspections only examine the presence of lead-based paint and do not consider deterioration. Instructions for dust sampling technicians performing optional post-renovation clearance are provided at 40 C.F.R. 745.90.