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Lead Hazards

Lead Hazards

Issue Overview

Federal and state regulatory standards over the past 30 years have greatly reduced or eliminated lead from a variety of sources resulting in a vast decline in blood lead levels nationally.  Despite these significant advancements in public health, property owners still face the prospect of even stricter lead disclosure and remediation requirements.

As an Owner or Operator, How Does this Affect My Business?

Federal regulations require owner-operators to disclose the presence of lead-based paint and subsequent lead hazards to residents in addition to following repair, renovation, and painting guidelines, while 30 states have additional remediation requirements. It is important that owner-operators understand both the federal requirements and those of the states and localities in which they operate to avoid costly penalties and fines.