EPA Reconsideration of the Dust-Lead Hazard Standards and Dust-Lead Post- Abatement Clearance Levels

National –  As part of EPA’s efforts to reduce childhood lead exposure, and in accordance with a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 2021 opinion, EPA is proposing to lower the dust-lead hazard standards (DLHS) from 10 micrograms per square foot (mg/ft2) and 100 mg/ft2for floors and window sills to any reportable level as analyzed by a laboratory recognized by EPA’s National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program. This is a non-numeric value that the Agency refers to as greater than zero mg/ ft2and may vary based on laboratory or test. EIA ENCOURAGES ALL MEMBERS TO REVIEW THESE PROPOSED CHANGES AND OFFER COMMENTS TO THE DOCKET. For the full proposed rule change, visit the Federal Register page at https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2023-08-01/pdf/2023-15073.pdf