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Lead Regulations


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.


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