Upcoming EMP Trainings - St. Johnsbury & Rutland

St. Johnsbury

EMP Training Course on Working Safely with Lead

December 11, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Location:       Catamount Arts Center

                        115 Eastern Avenue

                        St. Johnsbury, VT 05819     

 

This course will teach you about Vermont's Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) law and how to work safely with lead. 
EMPs are relatively inexpensive maintenance activities to reduce lead-based paint hazards and inspect the property for deteriorated (chipping and peeling) lead-based paint. They must be done on all rental housing and child care facilities built before 1978. 
Completing this course allows you to become EMP-certified under the law so you can perform this work. It will also allow you to file yearly EMP statements on any work performed, also required by law. 
This is a 4-hour course, including the exam. The EMP certificate will be mailed to those who pass the exam and pay the $10 training fee. 
Register here: https://stj_emp_class.eventbrite.com

Training fee: $10 
Send questions to: AHS.VDHALRPGeneral@vermont.gov 

Rutland

EMP Training Course on Working Safely with Lead

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Location:      Rutland Regional Medical Center

160 Allen Street

Leahy Conference Center Room A

Rutland VT 05701

This course will teach you about Vermont's Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) law and how to work safely with lead. 
EMPs are relatively inexpensive maintenance activities to reduce lead-based paint hazards and inspect the property for deteriorated (chipping and peeling) lead-based paint. They must be done on all rental housing and child care facilities built before 1978. 
Completing this course allows you to become EMP-certified under the law so you can perform this work. It will also allow you to file yearly EMP statements on any work performed, also required by law. 
This is a 4-hour course, including the exam. The EMP certificate will be mailed to those who pass the exam and pay the $10 training fee. 
Register here: https://emp_rutlandclass.eventbrite.com  

Training fee: $10 
Send questions to:  AHS.VDHALRPGeneral@vermont.gov


Enosburg Falls EMP Training

This course will provide knowledge of Vermont's Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) law and how to work safely with lead. This course fulfills the training and certification requirement described in the EMP law and is necessary prior to performing visual inspection, paint stabilization and maintenance on rental units and daycare facilities that were built before 1978, and filing the associated yearly Vermont EMP compliance statements. This is a 4 hour training including exam. The EMP certificate will be mailed to training participants who pass the exam and pay the $10 training fee.

Emergency Services Building

83 Samsonville Road

Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
Date/Time:

Wed, September 18, 2019

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT


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Upcoming Lead Paint Renovation Webinar at EPA New England

What do to about Lead-Based Paint:

Guidance on the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule & Real Estate Notification and Disclosure Rule

Wednesday, June 5th

11:00 AM-12:30 PM EST

Click Here to Register

 

Summer is the season for home renovation, repair and painting projects in New England. In pre-1978 homes that contain lead-based paint, children and adults are at risk for lead poisoning. Contractors and renovation firms who paint or otherwise renovate pre-1978 homes, schools, and day care centers are required to follow certain regulatory requirements under the EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule in order to protect children, adults, and their own staff from exposure to hazardous lead-based paint. Landlords and real estate agents are also responsible for disclosing the presence of lead to new buyers or tenants of pre-1978 housing under the Real Estate Notification and Disclosure Rule.

 

This summer, EPA Region 1 Lead Inspectors are partnering with the state of Vermont to offer contractors, landlords, child care facility operators, and any interested individuals an opportunity to learn more about these key federal regulations and their role in protecting the public from lead-based paint, a health hazard that is particularly prevalent in older New England homes. EPA Region 1 lead inspectors will be available to answer questions from contractors and landlords about compliance with these requirements. Please contact Amanda Brylski at 617-918-1758 or Brylski.amanda@epa.gov with any questions.

 

To register for EPA Region 1’s Lead RRP Compliance Webinar, with live Q&A with EPA Lead Inspectors, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11:00AM, please go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6451933530649113091


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NEFCU Seminar

Explore Income Property - Seminar for those considering becoming landlords.

Learn a variety of aspects associated with owning income property.
Presenters include:

1.  Steve Lipkin, Realtor
2.  Angela Zaikowski, Landlord Attorney
3.  Pete Nolasco, Mortgage Loan Officer

For More information and to Register


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Questions about Marijuana in Rental Properties?

With the new law going into effect on July 1, 2018, many landlords have questions about what they can and cannot prohibit on their properties. Hint: the law allows landlords to completely prohibit marijuana use, possession, and cultivation on their properties (including medical marijuana) but your lease must say so.  

VAOA has answers for you and we have prepared a lease addendum that you can use.  The lease addendum allows you the choice of what you will allow on your properties.  The form can be found in the Member Center in the Forms Library.

Just a reminder, that marijuana is still considered a federally controlled substance (i.e. it is still illegal under federal law) so please keep this in mind when you are deciding on your policy, particularly if you receive any federal funds or participate in programs such as Section 8.

Please let us know if you have any specific questions.