In order to minimize potential lead hazards from renovation or repair activities, federal law requires a two step process:
- The first step is that contractors must provide lead information to residents before renovating or repairing pre-1978 housing. This is known as the Pre-Renovation Education (PRE) Program. It requires contractors to give property owners and tenants a pamphlet titled "Renovate Right", before starting work.
- The second step is known as the Renovation, Repair and Paining Rule. This rule requires contractors to be certified and follow lead-safe work practices.
For more information regarding Lead-Based Paint program information, please visit the North Dakota Department of Health.