Federal and State Laws

Federal laws

EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Rule (RRP)

This webpage lists the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s requirements and lists information for state officials, property owners, families, and contractors pertaining to the RRP rule. Source: U.S. EPA

EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
This document summarizes EPA’s new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program rule. Source: National Center for Healthy Housing
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
This webpage is an online version of the Toxic Substances Control Act. See Subchapter IV for regulations on lead exposure reduction. Source: U.S. Government Printing Office
HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Lead Safe Housing Rule applies to all target housing that is federally owned and applies to target housing receiving federal assistance. Source: U.S. HUD
The Lead Disclosure Rule (Title X, Section 1018)
This law requires the disclosure of known information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards before the sale or lease of most housing built before 1978. Source: U.S. HUD
Title X Regulations (Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992) Source: U.S. HUD

  • Public Law 102-550
    Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992
  • Title X, Sections 1012 and 1013
    Requirements for the Notification, Evaluation, and Reduction of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally Owned Residential Property and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance.

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008(CPSIA)
The complete act and section summaries of the CPSIA. Source: U.S. CPSC
Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA)
The CPSA provides that when the Consumer Product Safety Commission finds an unreasonable risk of injury associated with a consumer product, it can develop a standard to reduce or eliminate the risk. Source: U.S. CPSC

State laws

Lead Statutes Database
The Lead Statutes Database provides lawmakers and others with an easily searchable tool for assessing state lead poisoning prevention policy trends. Source: National Conference of State Legislatures