LBP Lead-Based Paint

Lead poisoning has significant effects on the health of children and adults. Breathing or eating anything that contains lead can have adverse effects on nearly all organ systems in the body.

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Lead is especially harmful to the developing brains and nervous systems of children under the age of six years old. In adults, exposed to too much lead can suffer from high blood pressure, kidney damage, and fertility problems. Most lead poisonings in North Dakota are caused by exposure to dust from old lead paint.

More than half of North Dakota homes may have lead paint. Exposure to lead is most common in buildings built before 1950 (when paint contained up to 50% lead), and in buildings built before 1978 when repainting or remodeling is done.

The North Dakota Lead-based Paint Program ensures that lead-based painted material in Pre-1978 target housing and child occupied facilities are managed in a manner which minimizes exposure.




Related Links

33.1-15-24 Standards for Lead-Based Paint Activities 40 CFR 745 (EPA) & 24 CFR 35 (HUD)


Form Name


Blood Lead Report 60104
Childhood Lead Poisoning Evaluation Questionnaire 59322
Lead-Based Paint Contractor License Application 52477
Lead-Based Paint Certification Application 53478
Notification of Lead-Based Paint Abatement & Demolition Clearance 53479
North Dakota's Lead-Based Paint Training Course Notification Form 58457

Lead-Based Paint Training Providers

Environmental Training Institute
4201 James Ray Drive - Stop 8273
Grand Forks, ND 58202

P: 701.777.0384

There are two main types of certifications for contractors in North Dakota who address lead-based paint (LBP) in residences & child-occupied facilities. They are: North Dakota – licenses companies and certified individuals who do testing & abatement work and the EPA-certified renovator/firms who conducted renovation work.

North Dakota-Certified Lead Based Paint Occupations (abatement)

  • Certified firms
  • Inspectors
  • Risk Assessors
  • Project Designers
  • Lead Workers
  • Lead Supervisors

List of Approved Lead-Based Paint Abatement Firms for North Dakota

EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program

    To learn more about renovation projects in older housing, go to EPA RRP Program .

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