The objectives of the Lead Program are to ensure that NAVAL STATION NEWPORT comply with federal, state, and local regulations with regards to lead based paint and lead containing materials. Important goals of the Lead Program are to:
Manage lead-based paint (LBP) in residential and child-occupied facilities to ensure a safe environment for our military families.
To ensure government employees engaged in the maintenance and repair of surfaces with LBP as well as other general uses of lead or lead-containing materials (LCMs) are using work procedures to minimize lead contamination to themselves, other occupants of the facility and the environment.
Additionally, the lead program manager conducts reviews of all design specifications and contracts for upcoming construction, demolition and renovation projects to ensure that contractors working at this facility also comply with procedures to minimize contamination to the environment.
Employees of Naval Station Newport attend annual training in order to reinforce engineering controls to reduce risk of exposure to lead during work activities.
A "Lead Log" is maintained in the Environmental Department of areas that have been identified to contain LBP. Upon request, samples are collected and analyzed to determine the presence of LBP. In 1995, the Navy conducted a base-wide lead survey of Navy housing and child occupied facilities. These results are maintained in the Environmental Department and are available for review in Building 1.