Do individuals/contractors involved in demolition of structures with components containing lead-bearing substances need to be licensed by the Lead Licensing Program?

No. Demolition of structures with components containing lead-bearing substances does not meet our definition of abatement. Therefore, the workers and their supervisor are not required to be lead licensed when demolishing (razing) a building. Licensure is required if the lead-bearing substance on the surface of the components, or the components as a whole, are being abated prior to demolition It is recommended that precautions are taken to protect workers and the public. You should check with other agencies; local, state and federal, for other requirements. Contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Program about disposal of construction and demolition debris.

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