The Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program is a federal regulatory program administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Program applies to residential houses, apartments, and child-occupied facilities, such as schools and day-care centers, built before 1978. Contractors, property managers, and others performing renovations for compensation in residential houses, apartments, and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 are required to distribute a lead pamphlet before starting renovation work. Renovation is broadly defined as any activity that disturbs painted surfaces and includes most repair, remodeling, and maintenance activities, including window replacement.
Additional information is available on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website, epa.gov/lead/.