Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) This webpage is an online version of the Toxic Substances Control Act. See Subchapter IV for regulations on lead exposure reduction. Source: U.S. Government Printing Office
HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Lead Safe Housing Rule applies to all target housing that is federally owned and applies to target housing receiving federal assistance. Source: U.S. HUD
Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) [PDF - 568 KB] The CPSA provides that when the Consumer Product Safety Commission finds an unreasonable risk of injury associated with a consumer product, it can develop a standard to reduce or eliminate the risk. Source: U.S. CPSC
Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) This 2007 report examines how the LIHTC program has addressed childhood lead poisoning associated with lead-based paint hazards in old housing that is undergoing rehabilitation. It describes additional measures that should be taken to ensure that program advances the goal of eliminating the disease by 2010 and does not inadvertently create lead-based paint hazards in the housing units it rehabilitates, therefore protecting the future viability of the program.
Federal Lead-Based Paint Enforcement Bench Book [PDF - 1 MB] - January 2009 The Federal Lead-Based Paint Enforcement Bench Book provides an overview of federal statutes, regulations, and enforcement programs. It covers the Lead Safe Housing Rule, and Section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The benchbook also explains how federal enforcement programs operate, and how to promote enforcement through referrals and partnerships. Source: National Center for Healthy Housing
Guidebook for Developing State and Local Lead-Based Enforcement Bench Books [PDF - 338 KB] - August 2008 The Guidebook for Developing State and Local Lead-Based Enforcement Bench Books is a how-to manual to help those who are not lawyers develop state and local lead-based paint enforcement benchbooks for their jurisdictions. Because of diverse state and local laws, no single benchbook would be accurate or relevant for every jurisdiction. Therefore, the guidebook provides background and resource information, advice, and specific "action items" for developing state and local benchbooks. The guidebook also explains how to find codes about housing, property maintenance, health, nuisance abatement, and other topics that may address lead-based paint hazards. Source: National Center for Healthy Housing