Federal Regulations and Guidelines for Lead
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There are cases where the State Statute and Administrative
Rule are more stringent than the Federal Regulations for the
definition of a lead hazard. In those
cases, follow the stricter standard.
Standards for Lead-based Paint Hazard Reduction
The Residential Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act (Title 10)
outlines a comprehensive federal strategy for reducing lead paint hazard
exposure. The act is often referred to as Title X because it was enacted
as Title X of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (Public Law 102–550).
Title 10 and other regulations can be found
on the EPA website.
HUD Technical Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based
Paint Hazards in Housing (http://www.hud.gov/offices/lead/healthyhomes/lead.cfm)
commonly known as the Guidelines were issued pursuant to
Section 1017 of Title X. They are based on the concepts, definitions,
and requirements set forth by Congress in Title X. The Guidelines
provide detailed, comprehensive, technical information on how to
identify lead-based paint hazards in housing and how to control such
hazards safely and efficiently.
An amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to include
Title IV Lead Exposure Reduction http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/15/ch53schIV.html)
provided for the authority to define hazardous levels of lead in paint,
dust and soil can be founded on the
Standards for Lead in the Workplace
Federal workplace standards for occupations related to lead can be
found at http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/lead/index.html.
these standards are developed and enforced by the U.S. Occupational
Safety Health Administration.
Standards for Lead in Drinking Water
Frequently asked questions about lead in drinking water, and links to
the federal on the Safe Drinking Water Act can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tips/water.htm.
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