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EPA is proposing to change the dust-lead hazard standards from 40 µg/ft2 and 250 µg/ft2 to 10 µg/ft2 and 100 µg/ft2 on floors and window sills, respectively. These standards apply to most pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, such as day care centers and kindergarten facilities. In addition, EPA is proposing no changes to the current definition of lead-based paint because the Agency currently lacks sufficient information to support such a change.

Below is a pre-publication version of the Federal Register notice containing the proposed rule. Upon publication of the Federal Register notice, EPA will accept comments on the proposed rule for 45 days in docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2018-0166.

Once the official version of the document publishes in the Federal Register, the pre-publication version of the document posted on the agency’s internet will be replaced with a link to the document that appears in the Federal Register publication. At that time, you will also be able to access the on-line docket for this Federal Register document at

Click here for additional information on EPA’s proposed changes.


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