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Lead Paint

TSCA Topics

Enacted on October 28, 1992, the "Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992" amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by adding Title IV- Lead Exposure Reduction (15 USC section 2681).

EPA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued the Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Rule which requires the disclosure of known lead paint and lead-based paint hazards by persons selling or leasing a pre-1978 house. Specifically, the rule requires:

Section 402 of TSCA requires that:

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