When renovating a common area in an apartment building, must my firm provide pre-renovation education to all tenants?
Yes. Firms performing renovations in common areas of multi-unit housing must comply with the information distribution requirements before beginning renovation activities. The firm must provide the owner of the common area being renovated (generally the building owner) with the "Renovate Right" pamphlet and obtain a written acknowledgement of receipt. The firm must also provide the occupant of each individual unit affected by the renovation with information describing the general nature and locations of the renovation and the anticipated completion date. The firm may comply with this requirement either by mailing or hand-delivering the pamphlet and information to each unit, or by posting informational signs while the renovation is ongoing describing the general nature and locations of the renovation and the anticipated completion date. For additional information on these requirements, visit http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/sbcomplianceguide.pdf.