Frequent Questions

In a multi-family building, does the standard for interiors of 6 square feet or less, or the standard for exteriors of 20 square feet or less of disrupted painted surface apply to the whole building or can it be applied to each separate unit?

Question (23002-18484)

If I am insulating a multi-family building, does the standard for interiors of 6 square feet or less of disrupted painted surface, or the standard for exteriors of 20 square feet or less of disrupted painted surface apply to the whole building or can it be applied to each separate unit?

Answer

For interiors, the exception for work that disrupts 6 square feet or less of painted surface applies to each individual room and is inclusive of all work done in the room in any 30-day period.  For exteriors, to qualify for the exception for minor repair and maintenance activities, the total amount of exterior paint disrupted must be 20 square feet or less.  In addition, the job must not use prohibited practices or involve window replacement or demolition of painted surfaces.  

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