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EPA Lead Renovator Certification Training
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When: February 18, 2015
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: CTC Pacific
94-487 Akoki Street
Waipahu, Hawaii  96797
United States
Contact: Barbara Nishikawa

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Course Background
On April 22, 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe work practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning.

BEGINNING APRIL 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be EPA certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

Federal law will require firms to be certified and to use lead-safe work practices. Violators can be fined up to $37,500 per violation for not complying. To become certified, renovators, remodelers, and paint contractors must submit an application for firm certification and a fee payment of $300.00 to EPA (

This requirement affects electricians, plumbers, renovators, remodelers, and painters. The rule does not apply to minor maintenance or repair activities where less than six square feet of lead-based paint is disturbed in a room or where less than 20 square feet of lead-based paint is disturbed on the exterior. Window replacement is not minor maintenance or repair.

Each firm must have at least one certified renovator on staff trained by an approved EPA training provider. In order to be certified, an 8-hour EPA certified Renovator training course must be taken and a 4-hour refresher course is required every 5 years.

Course Completion

Registrant will receive a certificate of course completion upon passing the final examination with at least 75%.


BIA-Hawaii Members: $300
Non-Members: $350


About the Presenter

Nathan L. Seward, PE, CIH, CIEC, CAC, LRCIA, CIAQP
Principal Engineer / Owner  


Mr. Nathan Seward is Principal Engineer and owner of Criterion Environmental, Inc.  Mr. Seward obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1996.  Prior to starting Criterion Environmental in 2002, Mr. Seward provided various environmental engineering and consulting services for numerous air force bases, high security government projects and various commercial/industrial projects.  Nate maintains some of the highest certifications and licenses available in the environmental consulting and industrial hygiene field.  Mr. Seward has performed and reviewed over 9,000 environmental projects in his career including mold/bacteria investigations, asbestos/lead paint and other hazardous material inspections, as well as and numerous types of indoor air quality and industrial hygiene investigations.

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Mailing: P.O.Box 970967
Waipahu, HI 96797
Address: 94-487 Akoki Street
Waipahu, HI 96797

Tel: 808-847-4666

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