E.P.A. Proposes Tighter Limits on Lead Dust in Homes and Child Care Facilities

New York Times by Carol Davenport

Washington, DC – The Biden administration on Wednesday proposed to strengthen requirements for the removal of lead-based paint dust in homes and child care facilities built before 1978, an effort to eliminate exposure to lead that could require millions of property owners to pay for abatement. Under the proposed rules, any amount of lead dust in floors and window sills would qualify as “hazardous” and require abatement. Results that confirm the presence of any level of lead dust would require property owners to pay for clean up, E.P.A. officials said. “It dramatically increases the number of facilities that could be required to remediate lead paint hazards,” EPA’s assistant administrator said. For the full text of the article, click here.