Region 8

Region 8 Lead Program

NEW: Watch this video to learn about lead-based paint safe work practices during your home renovations.

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If you have additional questions, please visit EPA's Lead in Paint, Dust and Soil Web site and the new Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Web site.

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Introduction and State Lead Resources

Region 8's Lead Program strives to provide information to the public about sources of lead hazards, health effects of lead poisoning, and established and proposed regulations and resources.

Most of the Lead Program's outreach efforts are through direct mailings, participation at related events and conventions, electronic media (such as this site), telephone calls, and free training sessions on lead regulations. To inquire about these efforts in detail, please contact the Region 8 Lead Program.

Want to learn more about lead poison prevention and awareness activities in your state or tribal nation?

For North Dakota information, contact Sandi Washek: (701) 328-5188, Swashek@nd.gov
For Montana information, call (303) 312-6304 or (303) 312-6444
For Wyoming information, contact Steven M. Melia: (307) 777-6015, steve.melia@health.wyo.gov
For Utah information, contact Bob Ford: (801) 536-4451, rwford@utah.gov
For Colorado information, contact Richard Fatur (303) 692-3261 or David Willer (303) 692-3180, lead@state.co.us
For South Dakota information, call (303) 312-6304 or (303) 312-6444
For Tribal Nation information, contact contact Teri Bahrych: (303) 312-6788, bahrych.teri@epa.gov

Region 8 Lead Program Contacts

Region 8 (8P-P3T)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1595 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202-1129

Michelle Reichmuth - Regional Lead Coordinator (303) 312-6966
reichmuth.michelle@epa.gov

Teri Bahrych - Tribal Lead Coordinator (303) 312-6788
bahrych.teri@epa.gov

Cheryl Turcotte -Lead Enforcement Coordinator (303) 312-6210
turcotte.cheryl@epa.gov

Lead Publications and Outreach, (303) 312-6304

Certification and Accreditation (303) 312-6444

You can also call toll-free 1-800-227-8917 and ask for the last seven-digit extension or the person by name.

EPA is responsible for direct implementation of Lead-based paint regulations in Region 8 Tribes and the States of Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming. For information on lead-based paint activities, please call 1-800-227-8917.


Forms, Applications, and Instructions

EPA Lead Training, Certification, and Accreditation

Note: The following application forms and instructions are PDF files and are best viewed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
About PDF files

Region 8 Accredited Trainers (PDF, 2 pages, 7kB)

For more information on certification or accreditation, please e-mail Victor Valadez or call him at 303-312-6304.


EPA Lead Brochures

Note: the links below are to large PDF versions of EPA brochures (about PDF files)

Give Your Child the Chance of a Lifetime:
Keep Your Child Lead-Safe
Renovate Right Contractors: Lead Safety During Renovation

View all of EPA's Lead brochures and posters


Region 8 Lead Program Events and Activities

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EPA's lead program provides community outreach and education activities, as well as compliance assistance workshops. Along with other federal, state and local agencies, EPA is committed to the goal of eliminating childhood lead poisoning by 2010. The following efforts are underway:

  • Collaborating with other environmental protection and public health agencies within Colorado to develop an action plan to eliminate childhood lead poisoning by 2010
  • Collaborating with the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Healthy Homes Program to coordinate Regional efforts to reach the National goal to "Eliminate Childhood Lead Poisoning by 2010"
  • Collaborating with North Dakota's Department of Health to target populations at risk for lead poisoning and providing outreach to the areas identified
  • Providing compliance assistance in the form of workshops, presentations and mailings to the regulated community on 1018 lead disclosure rule and the 406(b) lead-safe remodeling practices rule
  • Certifying Lead abatement firms supervisors, workers and lead inspectors and risk assessors; and accrediting lead trainers
  • Using the Region 8 GIS database to create maps that display the occurrence of elevated blood lead levels in children and the location of housing built prior to 1960
  • Partnering with Region 8 Tribes to educate about lead in the home and lead poisoning prevention

For more information on any of these activities contact Michelle Reichmuth, Regional Lead Coordinator, at 303-312-6966 or by e-mail: reichmuth.michelle@epa.gov.