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Lead-Based Paint Program

Lead-Based Paint (LBP) was banned for use in houses in 1978, however, in houses built before 1978, there is a possibility that LBP is still present. Dust from LBP is the leading cause of lead poisoning in children which is a serious and preventable environmental health problem for both children and adults. In children, elevated lead exposure can cause decreased IQ, damage to the nervous system, and a range of other developmental and behavioral problems.

There are rules and regulations in place to help reduce lead exposure from LBP. The rules and regulations can generally be separated into 2 categories, 1) LBP activities (inspections, risk assessments, lead hazard screens, and abatement activities) and LBP renovation, repair, and painting (RRP).

The Utah LBP Program establishes and enforces work practice procedures for LBP activities and RRP performed by paid contractors in the State of Utah. The program oversees the certification of individuals and firms performing either LBP or RRP work activities, and establishes the procedures and requirements for the accreditation of LBP training providers that train the individuals performing LBP work.

Information for Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP):

Dust generated during renovations of houses that contain LBP is extremely harmful. All paid contractors performing regulated renovation, repair, or painting activities in pre-1978 housing, or child-occupied facilities (daycares, preschools, elementary schools, etc.), where the work activities are disturbing more than 6 square feet on the interior, 20 square feet on the exterior, a window replacement of any size, or, demolition activities of any amount must be certified in Utah to do this work. Certification involves taking an 8 hour accredited LBP renovator course, and submitting an individual certification application with the appropriate fee to the Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ).  Companies performing regulated LBP work activities will also need to submit a firm certification application with the appropriate fee to the Utah DAQ. 

Interactive Map

Salt Lake County Interactive Map (more counties coming soon)

This map helps homeowners and contractors determine whether or not a house was built prior to 1978. Click on the map to load. Type in the address of interest in the search box found in the top left corner of the map. If there is a red dot over the house, it was built prior to 1978. Click on the red dot to verify the address and see what year the house was built.

Information for Lead-Based Paint Inspectors, Risk Assessors, and Abatement Supervisors/Workers:

Inspectors and Risk Assessors use specialized equipment to determine if there is LBP in and around a house.  Abatement Supervisors and Workers are trained to eliminate LBP hazards.

Information for General Public:

When hiring contractors to perform renovations, repairs, or painting at your pre-1978 home, check to see if they are Utah certified to conduct work in a lead-safe manner by checking the list below. If you are performing renovations or painting in your own home, use precautions as detailed in these pamphlets:

Information for Training Course Providers


January 31, 2017, is the last day to comment on proposed LBP program rule changes. 

The Proposed LBP Rule Changes.


Utah Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule—What You Need To Know
  • R307-840. Lead-Based Paint Program Purpose, Applicability, and Definitions
  • R307-841. Residential Property and Child-Occupied Facility Renovation
  • R307-842. Lead-Based Paint Activities

Certification Forms

USEPA Pamphlets and LBP Renovation, Repair and Painting Record-Keeping Forms

Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule Pamphlet
The Lead-Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right | En Español
j Lead-hazard information for renovation, repair, and painting rule activities. Pamphlet Created by the USEPA.
If You're Not Lead-Safe Certified, Disturbing Just Six Square Feet Could Cost You Big Time
gh Informs building managers responsible for renovation jobs in apartments, hospitals, schools, day-care centers, extended-stay hotel suites, etc., of the importance of becoming lead-safe certified. Also contains information for Child-Care Providers. Pamphlet Created by the USEPA.
Steps to Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting | En Español
k Guide for contractors and homeowners on how to plan for and complete a home renovation, repair or painting project in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities using lead-safe work practices. Pamphlet Created by the USEPA.
Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right | En Español
gh The USEPA's lead-based paint renovation, repair, and painting program. A handbook for contractors, property managers, and maintenance personnel working in homes and child-occupied facilities built before 1978. Pamphlet Created by the USEPA.

LBP Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule Record Keeping Forms

USEPA Pamphlets

Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home | En Español
This pamphlet must be provided to prospective buyers/renters of pre-1978 residences and to the occupants of pre-1978 residences where renovations will take place. Pamphlet Created by the USEPA.
Lead in Your Home: A Parent's Reference Guide
h A comprehensive resource for parents on many lead-related topics. Pamphlet Created by the USEPA.
Fight Lead Poisoning with a Healthy Diet | En Español
diet pamphlet Discusses proper nutrition and lead poisoning prevention, and features fast, nutritious recipes. Pamphlet Created by the USEPA.
Lead Poisoning and Your Children | En Español
g General lead information and safe practices for parents and an 11"x17" fold-out poster.
Lead Paint Safety—A Field Guide for Painting, Home Maintenance, and Renovation Work | En Español
d Part of HUD’s comprehensive approach to lead safety in the home. If you perform routine maintenance on homes or apartments built before 1978, this guide will help you plan and carry out your work safely. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations explain and show what you need to do to protect yourself and your clients if you are working in older housing that could contain lead paint. Pamphlet Created by the USEPA.
Give Your Child the Chance of a Lifetime, Keep Your Child Lead-Safe | En Español
chance Developed for Head Start parents on lead poisoning prevention. Pamphlet Created by the USEPA.