There are numerous Federal, State and local regulations that relate to lead and lead exposures.
This is not a complete listing. It is intended only to show that there is a wide variety of regulations which may apply in given circumstances.
Four of the major Federal Regulations are:
OSHA - 29 CFR part 1926.62 which regulates occupational exposure in the construction industry and applies to employees of employers.
HUD - Deptartment of Housing and Urban Development developed "Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint hazards in Housing".
EPA - 40 CFR Part 745 "Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program".
EPA - the "Real Estate Notification and Disclosure Rule". Copies of the EPA pamphlets and other information can be obtained by calling the national lead "hot line" at 1-800-424-LEAD.
Other Federal regulations include:
Resource conservation and Recovery Act
National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS)
Lead in Water Regulations
Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (Title X)
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
The primary State of California regulation is:
CA - Title 17 CCR "Accreditation, Certification, and Work Practices for Lead-Based Paint and Lead Hazards".
This IS NOT a complete listing, and only includes some of the FEDERAL standards. Many additional State and local (and city) regulations and guidelines may apply.