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Will there be any Phase Two lead kits approved as a result of  EPA’s Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) evaluations?

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Will there be any Phase Two lead kits approved as a result of  EPA’s Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) evaluations?

Answer

Based on the results of the recent ETV evaluations no new lead test kits were approved that meet both the negative response and positive response criteria requirements. However one lead test kit, D-Lead® ,did meet the negative response criterion for drywall, plaster, ferrous metal and wood, and was recognized for use by certified renovators on August 31, 2010. Thus, after September 1, 2010, EPA will continue to recognize 3M LeadCheckTM, the State of Massachusetts kit, and the newly recognized D-Lead® kit.

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