NAA/NMHC Issue Fact Sheet: Lead-Based Paint Federal laws regulate exposure to potentially toxic levels of lead in air, water, soil and consumer products including paint. Under the Residential Lead-based Paint Hazard Reduction Act, known as "Title X", the EPA and HUD regulate lead-based paint in housing constructed prior to 1978.
EPA Miscalculates Availability of Lead Paint Test Kit - The Lead RRP rule requires that any activities in pre-1978 housing be performed by certified firms and workers using federal, lead safe work practices. In establishing the cost to implement the rule, EPA relied on the availability of a low-cost, accurate chemical spot test for guiding lead paint repairs. But a test kit meeting EPA's criteria is not available.
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Lead-based Paint RRP Rule Guidance Complying with Federal Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair and Paint (RRP) Regulations for Pre-1978 Properties, a white paper from NAA/NMHC providing guidance for compliance including a summary, background and application of the RRP rule.