United States
Environmental Protection
June 2003
Rules Changed To Help Accelerate
Lead-based Paint  Removal
       The Environmental Protection Agency is reducing costs and removing obstacles
    associated with the disposal of residential lead-based paint. This action will speed up the
    removal of lead-based paint from older residences, and thereby reduce health risks to
    children from lead.

       Construction and demolition (C&D) landfills are allowed  to accept residential
    lead-based paint (LBP) waste for disposal. So long as these landfills do not accept
    any other household waste, they do not have to change their current operating prac-
    tices and procedures. Municipal solid waste landfills also may continue to dispose of
    residential lead-based paint.

       This rule applies to residential LBP waste from abatement, rehabilitation, renova-
    tion, or remodeling in homes, residences,  and other households. "Household" means
    single and multiple residences, hotels and motels, bunkhouses, ranger stations, crew
    quarters, campgrounds, picnic grounds, and day-use recreation areas. Individuals and
    firms who create residential lead-based paint waste, such as contractors and do-it-
    yourselfers, may dispose of LBP waste from these households at C&D landfills.

    For More Information
       Information about this rule and the disposal of residential lead-based paint is
    available on the Internet at: http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/landfill/
    pb-paint.htm. Technical assistance may be obtained from the RCRA Call Center.
    Callers within the Washington Metropolitan Area, please dial 703-412-9810 or TDD
    703-412-3323 (hearing impaired). Long-distance callers may call 1-800-424-9346 or
    TDD 1-800-553-7672.