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.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.