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Review of the Dust-Lead Hazard Standards and the Definition of Lead-Based Paint; Proposed Rule

EPA is proposing to change the dust-lead hazard standards from 40 µg/ft2 and 250 µg/ft2 to 10 µg/ft2 and 100 µg/ft2 on floors and window sills, respectively. These standards apply to most pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, such as day care centers and kindergarten facilities. In addition, EPA is proposing no changes to the current definition of lead-based paint because the Agency currently lacks sufficient information to support such a change.

Below is the Federal Register notice containing the proposed rule. EPA will accept comments on the proposed rule in docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2018-0166.  Comments must be received on or before August 16, 2018.

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