- Certified renovators can collect a paint chip sample and send it to a recognized laboratory for analysis.
- Vertical containment or equivalent extra precautions are required on exterior renovations occurring within 10 feet of the property line.
- Additional clarifications were made to the prohibited or restricted work practice provisions and the requirements for high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuums.
Since April 2010, federal law has required renovation, repair and painting contractors to earn lead certification and use lead-safe work practices. Lead-safe practices include posting warning signs and establishing barriers around the work area. According to the Environmental Protection Agency: Signs should be in the primary language of the occupants and should say 'Do Not Enter - Authorized Personnel Only' and 'No Eating, Drinking, or Smoking'.