Lead Laws and Regulations

 

 

Laws and Regulations regarding Lead

 

If you are a:

This regulation may apply to you:

Contractor
Painter
Maintenance worker

California Health & Safety Code, and Housing Law
Title X, TSCA 406(b)
Cal/OSHA
Lead Abatement Contractors: Title 17
Lead-Based Paint Debris Disposal
EPA Rule: Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting

Owner Occupant
Homeowner

Conducting home
improvements

Disclosure Rule: Title X Section 1018

California Health & Safety Code, Housing Law
Title 17
Cal/OSHA (with hired workers)
Lead-Based Paint Debris Disposal EPA Rule: Lead; Renovation, Repair, & Painting

Rental Property Owner

Conducting repairs




Section 8 participant

Disclosure Rule: Title X Section 1018

California Health & Safety Code, Housing Law
Title 17
Cal/OSHA (with hired workers)
Lead-Based Paint Debris Disposal

Above regulations plus Lead Safe Housing Rule

Tenant

Rental property owner requirements

Concerned about schools

Lead-Safe Schools Protection Act

Medical Provider

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act
Lead Exposure Screening
Reporting of Blood Lead Levels
California Health & Safety Code
Title 17

Consumer

Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls
Information, Regulations and Guidance about Lead in Consumer Products
Lead in Children's Toys


Law makers have enacted extensive new consumer product safety laws. Standards that were previously voluntary are now laws:

108555. (a) No person shall manufacture, sell, or exchange, have in his or her possession with intent to sell or exchange, or expose or offer for sale or exchange to any retailer, any toy that is contam-inated with any toxic substance... click here for full law text).

108550. "Toy," as used in this article, means an article designed and made for the amusement of a child or for his or her use in play.

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