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Objective: Assess the effectiveness of the state’s efforts to reduce childhood lead poisoning by providing education and outreach (O&E) on the EPA’s Lead Based Paint Regulations

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Abstract: This evaluation focuses on the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s (EPD) lead O&E programs geared toward real estate agents and brokers. The Georgia Lead Based Paint and Asbestos Program provide O&E activities targeted toward four groups within the state: real estate agents and brokers, contractors, home inspectors, and parents. Additionally, the EPD aims to include programs for daycare operators within the year (2008).

The EPD provides resources and training to real estate agents and brokers to make them aware that they must 1) make sellers and landlords aware of their obligations under this law, 2) disclose the proper information to buyers and renters, 3) give purchasers the chance to conduct an inspection, and 4) create lease and sales contracts that contain accurate disclosure language and signatures.

The EPD’s education efforts for real estate agents became especially important when the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Act of 1992, also called Title X, was passed. Section 1018 of this legislation requires that real estate agents, landlords and home sellers disclose information about lead-based paint before the sale or lease of most homes built before 1978 in the United States. Purchasers or renters must provide copies of any lead inspection reports and the Environmental Protection Agency pamphlet, Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home.

1. Number of seminars offered annually and their geographic distribution; 2. Number of seminar materials distributed; 3. Student satisfaction surveys with seminars: pre/post/post 12-month knowledge surveys. Example process indicators and map of Georgia with counties and health districts.

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