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Lead-Based Paint Management Program

lead-based paint
managment Program

Program Manager Contact Information:
EPCRA Program Manager  |  252-466-3631

Lead-Based Paint Management Program
Program Overview        
 

The intent of the Lead-Based Paint Management Program is to help ensure that existing lead-based paint located in military family housing and other structures is identified and abated to prevent oral ingestion of lead-contaminated paint chips, dust, and soil, especially by young children. Furthermore, the program works closely with the Joint Safety Office (JSO) and Preventive Medicine Office to ensure that Air Station personnel who are exposed to lead-based paint in their occupation are properly safeguarded by using personal protective equipment and other controls.

Environmental Requirements        
 

It is Marine Corps policy that all Marine Corps installations and activities comply with all applicable environmental requirements, which may include Federal, state, local, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Navy (DON), Marine Corps, and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point rules, regulations, and requirements. Legal and other environmental requirements related to the Lead-Based Paint Management Program are maintained on the EM Portal.

Programs, Plans, Resources and Responsibilities        
 

A complete description of the responsibilities of the Lead-Based Paint Management Program is available on the EM Portal. Major components of the Lead-Based Paint Management Program include:

  • Review and implementation of remodeling, renovation, and demolition projects

  • Administration of the Lead-Based Paint Management Program and health and safety

  • Protection of the environment and disposal of waste

Remodeling, Renovation, and Demolition Project Review and Lead-Based Paint Abatement

It is the responsibility of the Lead-Based Paint Management Program Manager to identify and manage the abatement of lead-based paint in military family housing and childcare facilities at the Air Station. The Air Station has undertaken multiple projects to remodel, renovate, or demolish old military family housing containing lead-based paint. All childcare facilities at the Air Station are built in 1990 or later; thus, they do not contain any lead-based paint. Prior to a structure undergoing renovation, the Lead-Based Paint Management Program Manager must review the project plans and specifications to determine if a lead-based paint survey and/or abatement are necessary.

Lead-Based Paint Management Program Administration and Health and Safety

Due to the health effects posed by exposure to lead-based paint, dust, and soil, it is necessary to make the health and safety of Air Station and contractor personnel the number one priority in conducting lead-based paint projects. Training, medical surveillance, and exposure monitoring are all components of the health and safety program. The Lead-Based Paint Management Program Manager works closely with the JSO and the Naval Health Clinic to ensure the health of all Air Station personnel involved in lead-based paint work. Employee lead exposures are monitored, and initial baseline determinations are made on employee exposure monitoring results. Additionally, a medical surveillance program is instituted for all Air Station employees who are or may be exposed to lead above the action level for more than 30 days per year.

Environmental Protection and Waste Disposal

The Lead-Based Paint Management Program Manager works with the Pollution Prevention and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) program managers and the Supply Directorate to ensure that departments and commands within the Air Station do not use paints containing more than 0.06% lead by dry weight unless specifically approved. The Lead-Based Paint Management Program Manager consults with the Environmental Affairs Department’s (EAD) Hazardous Waste Management Program Manager to ensure that lead waste is handled properly.

Training and Communication        
 

Initial training is conducted for individuals who are subject to lead exposure at or above the action level or for whom the possibility of skin or eye irritation exists prior to the job assignment and annually thereafter in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations and any other applicable rules and regulations.

Furthermore, the Lead-Based Paint Management Program Manager consults frequently with Facilities Support Contracts to ensure that all contracted firms, lead workers, supervisors, project designers, and inspectors that conduct lead work at the Air Station have the proper training and certification required by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Division of Public Health, Health Hazards Control Unit.

Practice-Aspect-Impact Risk        
 

The risk of negative environmental impacts from MCAS Cherry Point operations may be assessed by analyzing the practices that occur at the facility. Aspects are the characteristics of these practices that can cause an impact to the environment or other resource. It is Marine Corps policy that all Marine Corps installations identify and assess the environmental risk of the practices and aspects associated with each environmental program. Significant practices and/or aspects associated with this program include:

  • There are no significant practices and/or aspects associated with this program.

Objectives, Targets and Actions to Improve Performance        
 

When necessary, objectives and targets (O&T) are developed in order to minimize the environmental risks posed by the facility’s practices and to track progress towards achieving environmental goals. Any O&Ts related to the Lead-Based Paint Management Program and their associated actions to improve performance are maintained on the EM Portal. Currently, there are no O&Ts associated with this program.

Audit and Evaluation of Compliance        
 

The Lead-Based Paint Management Program is evaluated under each triennial Benchmark Environmental Compliance Evaluation (ECE). Findings and corrective actions from these audits and additional Lead-Based Paint Management Program inspection requirements are maintained on the EM Portal.

 

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