US EPA Requires Home Buyers and Renters to be Informed of Lead-Based Paint Hazards

On March 6, 1996, EPA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued the lead-based paint disclosure rule which ensures that families receive information to protect themselves from lead-based paint hazards.

This information will help families make informed housing decisions to reduce their risk of exposure to lead hazards. The rule applies to most housing built before 1978. It requires that:

Status of EPA Regulations Mandated by Title X
(The Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992):

Title X is being phased in gradually over a decade. Section 1018 which deals with disclosure during residential property transfers and rental agreements went into effect in 1996. Other parts of Title X that deal with commercial and industrial buildings, and another section that regulates steel structures, are still be written.