Lead-Based Paint Activities (LBP)

A worker removes lead-based paint from a structure

Abatement means any measure or set of measures designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards. Abatement includes, but is not limited to:

•The removal of lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust, the permanent enclosure or encapsulation of lead-based paint, the replacement of lead-painted surfaces or fixtures, and the removal or covering of lead-contaminated soil.

•All preparation, cleanup, disposal, and post-abatement clearance testing activities associated with such measures.

Who provides lead-based paint activities?

Lead-based paint activities performed in target housing and child-occupied facilities are provided by certified inspection and abatement companies. These regulations protect the public from hazards of improperly conducted lead-based paint activities. They include training and certification requirements, accreditation requirements, and work practice standards.

What activities can they provide for you?

Activities that each certified lead-based paint discipline may perform are:
Inspector: inspections and clearance testing only.
Risk Assessor: inspections, clearance testing, lead hazard screens and risk assessments.
Supervisor: supervision of abatement projects, preparation of occupant protection plans, abatement reports, and all abatement activities performed by abatement workers.
Worker: abatement activities under the direction of a certified abatement supervisor

Who provides certified training?

Program Links


Program Contacts

Phone: 360-586-5323 (LEAD)

Compliance and Enforcement, Training Accreditation

Jennifer Caraway
509-220-0058 | 360-725-2813


Dano Summers
360-259-5215 | 360-725-5088

Program Manager

Cynthia Sanderson