Lead Hazards Regulation
On January 5, 2001, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a health-based standard for lead in dust and soil (66 FR 1206). The regulations took effect on March 6, 2001.
While the rule does not compel owners to take any particular action or perform any specific abatement procedure, EPA states that it expects third parties, such as mortgage and insurance underwriters, to compel cleanup actions in accordance with the standards.
The rule defines the term "lead-based paint hazard" to include: