Lead-Based Paint

Proposed Rulemaking: DEQ has proposed to amend Chapter 110 (Lead-Based Paint Management). The proposal was taken to the June 17, 2020 and October 21, 2020 Air Quality Advisory Council meetings. At the October meeting, the Council voted to recommend the proposed rule changes to the Environmental Quality Board on February 19, 2021. If the rules are adopted by the Environmental Quality Board, they will be effective September 15, 2021. Go to the October Council meeting page to view the proposed rules.
Due to the current State of Emergency, there may be delays in processing applications for the Lead-Based Paint and Renovation, Repair, and Painting programs.

The Oklahoma Lead-Based Paint Management Act designates DEQ as the official agency for implementing the Lead-Based Paint (LBP) Management Program. The DEQ LBP and the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) programs oversee certification and re-certification of firms and contractors who work with lead-based paint or perform renovations in LBP potentially contaminated areas. This program also inspects work sites, enforces requirements where necessary, performs customer assistance and outreach, and offers public education regarding the health risks of lead-based paint.

Firms certified by EPA or another state will need to obtain certification from DEQ in order to operate in Oklahoma. Accreditation is required of all educational institutions that provide lead-based paint training for certification purposes. DEQ charges nonrefundable fees for certification and accreditation services.

Please contact the DEQ LBP program for more information.

LBP Factsheets

Playground Equipment and Lead Based Paint Hazards

Choosing the Right Service: A Lead-Based Paint Inspection or Risk Assessment

Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP)

LBP Regulations

OAC 252:110 Lead-Based Paint Management, which implements the OK Lead-Based Paint Management Act (Oklahoma Courts Network page, Please scroll to Chapter 2, Article XII)

Federal Lead-Based Paint Regulations (40 CFR 745) (Goes to EPA)