Lead Education and Abatement
The Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department's Lead Education and Abatement Program promotes and provide free environmental assessments for all residents of the East Helena Superfund Area. These assessments may include sampling of yard soil, interior dust, drinking water, and lead-based paint to identify all sources of and pathways for lead exposure.
The program also provides broad-based education to the public in homes, day care establishments, and schools. Education efforts are focused on nutrition, personal hygiene, health monitoring (blood lead testing) of area children and pregnant women, "safe play" practices, and risk reduction and management.
The program provides information to area residents on the need to avoid areas with elevated lead levels in the soil or dust and to maintain barriers inside and outside the home.
It provides information to future purchasers and sellers of property, lending institutions, and real estate agents regarding both the Superfund site and individual property-specific conditions.
We may be able to help with other problems or inquiries. If not, we will refer you to the appropriate agency or organization.
According to Montana Administrative Rules (ARM 37.114.203), all blood lead levels of 10ug/dl or higher in children ages 13 and younger must be reported to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.
Environmental Assessments and
Beginning April 2010, a new federal EPA rule requires that all contractors must be certified in the use of lead-safe practices.
In addition to individual RRP certification, each firm, agency or non-profit must also become EPA RRP certified. To do so, firms or entities must submit an application before April 22, 2010 and pay EPA a fee ($300) which is good for 5 years. To start the process to become an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Renovation Firm, download the application at: EPA website.
Please contact Debb Tillo or Jan Williams at the East Helena Lead Education and Abatement Program (457-8583) if you have any additional questions.
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