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​​Nebraska Lead-Based Paint Regulations 

Contractors and firms conducting lead-based paint activities in the state are required to be licensed in Nebraska. Learn more about laws, rules, and regulations regarding lead and lead-based paint.

Nebraska Lead Statutes

Federal Rules

2012 HUD Guidelines complete

EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule

Renovation and repair activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. By following recognized lead-safe practices during these projects, contractors can minimize the amount of lead dust generated.

EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule requires contractors to be RRP certified if they disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, childcare facilities and schools.

Lead-Paint Disclosure Rule

Sellers: Sellers have to disclose known information regarding lead-based paint and/or hazards before selling a house. Sales contracts must include a disclosure form​; buyers have up to 10 days to check for lead hazards.

Lessors: Before renting pre-1978 housing, a lessor must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and/or hazards in the dwelling. Lessees must also receive a federally approved pamphlet regarding lead poisoning prevention.