Lead Laws and Regulations
For those interested in working in the field of lead abatement, it is important to know the federal, state and local laws that exist to protect those who will be handling lead-based paint products. Below are links to various regulations and standards for working with or around lead-paint.
Federal Laws and Regulations of the Lead-based Paint Industry
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Title X Regulations (Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act)
Residential Lead-based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992
Requirements for the Notification, Evaluation, and Reduction of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally Owned Residential Property and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance.
Requirements for the Disclosure of Known Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing (HUD’s Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Rule web site has more information)
State Laws and Regulations of the Lead-based Paint Industry
New York State
This web page lists laws and regulations that pertain to lead prevention as well as lead poisoning, web links and information.
This web page provides lists of certified lead contractors, educational materials and other information about residential lead-based paint.
This web page is a one stop shop information resource provided by the State of New Jersey. The Lead Safe New Jersey Program provides links to state certified lead contractors, certified lead abatement training providers, educational materials and more.
This web page has information regarding child lead poisoning and exposure prevention. This web resource has extensive information and links to publications regarding the sources of lead and their health effects. This link also includes contact information for governmental and legal offices throughout the State of New Jersey which provide assistance to those who feel they are at risk or already suffer from lead exposure.
New Jersey Lead Regulations
- N.J.A.C. 5:10-6.6 LEAD-SAFE MAINTENANCE FOR MULTIPLE DWELLINGS
- N.J.A.C. 5:15-4.2 EMERGENCY SHELTERS FOR THE HOMELESS
- N.J.A.C 5:17 LEAD HAZARD EVALUATION AND ABATEMENT CODE
- N.J.A.C. 5:27-4.10 ROOMING AND BOARDING HOMES
- 5:23-2.14 CONSTRUCTION PERMITS – WHEN REQUIRED
- 5:23-2.15 CONSTRUCTION PERMITS – APPLICATION
- 5:23-2.23(p) CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS – LEAD ABATEMENT CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE
- 5:23-6.4 (5) REPAIRS – PROHIBITED PRACTICES
- 5:23-6.5 (6) RENOVATIONS – PROHIBITED PRACTICES
- 5:23-6.6 (6) ALTERATION – PROHIBITED PRACTICES
- 5:23-6.7 (5) RECONSTRUCTION – PROHIBITED PRACTICES
- Pensylvannia Department of Health (PADOH)
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (CLPPPs)
The PADOH’s CLPPPs program aims to perform blood lead screenings on children six years and younger, with a focus on high risk children. These tests are made available in 10 locations within Allegheny, Chester, Erie, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties and the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Chester, Harrisburg and York.
Municipal Laws and Regulations of the Lead-based Paint Industry
New York City