Federal rule banned lead from residential paint in 1978. In 2008, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency passed the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (Exit DHS). The federal rule was enacted to protect young children from being exposed to lead-based paint hazards that can be created during renovation activities. The federal rule has been incorporated into Wis. Administrative Code DHS 163 (Exit DHS) and is called the Wisconsin Lead-Safe Renovation Rule.
The new rule affects target housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978:
Who should use the Contractor Corner: contractors; rental property owners, property managers and maintenance personnel; school administrators and maintenance personnel; daycare providers, hospital administrators and maintenance personnel; homeowners and do-it-yourselfers; and anyone else interested in additional information on the Renovation Rule.
Wisconsin Guidance Documents
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Housing and Urban Development
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Wisconsin's Lead-Safe Renovation Rule
Last Revised: April 20, 2015