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HUD Publishes Final Lead-Based Paint Rule

HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes issued a final rule amending the lead-based paint regulations by reducing the blood lead level in a child under the age of six that triggers an environmental intervention if the child lives in federally-owned or federally-assisted housing constructed before 1978. HUD adopted the revised definition of “elevated blood lead levels” established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The final rule also establishes more comprehensive testing and evaluation procedures for housing where children live. A proposed rule was published on September 1, 2016 (see Memo, 9/6/16).

The final rule is at: