U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Lead Paint Inspections
Vista Environmental Consulting (Vista) currently holds a contract with the Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to perform U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Lead Paint Inspections/Risk Assessments, Lead Paint Inspections and Clearance Sampling. In 2008 and 2011, the Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program received grants from Housing and Urban Development to assess and remediate at least 200 units for lead hazards in units located in the cities of Oakland, Alameda, Emeryville and Berkeley.
Within an accelerated schedule, Vista performed approximately 105 combined Paint Inspections/Risk Assessments and 15 Clearance Inspections on buildings ranging from single family residences to a four-story 18-unit apartment complex. Work performed included XRF analysis of coated interior and exterior surfaces, and physical sampling of surface dust and soil sampling following Housing and Urban Development and Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program specific protocols. Strict performance evaluation sample requirements are followed as a check on the accuracy of analytical results.
We were sensitive to the needs of tenants. Bilingual staff was scheduled to work with building owners and tenants, as well as conduct the field work within the contractual time-line and write the Spanish language close-out reports as needed. Additionally, deliverables were submitted under a strict contractual timeline using templates developed by the Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program . Accurate field drawings, pictures, XRF tables, laboratory results, and California Department of Public Health Lead Hazard Evaluation forms were included as part of the project close-out package.