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New 2012 HUD Lead Paint Guidelines that Replace the 1995 Edition Released

Recently, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing.  This 2012 Edition is the second edition and replaces the original 1995 document.
 
According to HUD, the new edition support's the agency's vision for reducing hazards in housing in a cost-effective manner while protecting children.  The new guidelines cover lead hazard evaluations and control in all federally associated housing.  HUD reports, 'The Guidelines complement regulations that have been issued by HUD, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and policies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).'  The agency goes on to report, 'While compliance with the Guidelines is not required by law, a Federal, State, or local statute, regulation, legal agreement or other document may require that the Guidelines, or certain parts, be followed.'
 
A leading provider of lead testing services to ensure compliance with the new HUD guidelines is Clark Seif Clark.  CSC is a professional environmental consulting firm with offices across the Southwest and West Coast.  The company provides comprehensive lead-based paint consulting services and investigations.
 
'Although this new HUD document is specifically meant for federally associated housing, its importance and ramifications will likely be felt in other nonfederal housing situations,' reported Franco Seif, President of Clark Seif Clark.  'Lead consulting is one of CSC's core competencies and our lead experts have all been brought up to speed on this important new guideline.'
 
To learn more about testing for lead or about Clark Seif Clark, please visit http://www.csceng.com, email csc@csceng.com or call (800) 807-1118. 
 
About Clark Seif Clark (CSC)
CSC was established in 1989 to help clients in both public and private sectors address environmental, IAQ, and health and safety (EH&S) issues.  CSC is a leading provider of these services with multiple offices along the western seaboard and southwest. The company believes in science-based protocols and has a strong background in engineering, making them the preferred environmental consultants to healthcare facilities, architects, schools, builders, contractors, developers and real estate professionals.

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