A component of HUD's Lead-Based Paint Abatement Demonstration is the lead-based paint (LBP) abatement of 109 units of multi-family public housing. These units are owned by Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and were scheduled for modernization.
The PHA Demonstration allowed HUD to examine the problems, and opportunities, which arise when LBP abatement and modernization are carried out together. In particular, the PHA Demonstration provided much more opportunity to examine the problems associated with removal and demolition of building components which would be replaced under modernization. When abatement was complete, final clearance wipes were taken in accordance with HUD's Interim Guidelines, and when the work area passed final clearance, construction contractors completed the modernization work.
Other objectives of the Demonstration included extensive data collection of air and clearance wipes samples of the different methods of abatement, an analysis of the extent that lead hazards can be contained within dwelling units, and the feasibility of lead-based paint abatement of lead hazards to the 0.06% by weight standard in selected units. The disposal of waste also became an issue during the PHA Demonstration.
The PHA Demonstration Report should be submitted to HUD during the fall of 1993.