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Environmental Lead Program

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Texas Department of State Health Services Programs and Resources

Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance Program

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Epidemiology -- Home Page

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Texas Programs and Resources

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) -- (512) 239-6832 (lead waste disposal) or(512) 239-6020 (lead in water) -- TCEQ Region Directory

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs -- lead-based paint information page concerning HUD rules addressing lead-based paint hazards and to ensure that housing receiving federal assistance does not pose a lead-based paint hazard to young children.

Texas Information and Referral Network -- 2-1-1

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Federal Programs and Resources


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Home Page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program


Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) -- Home Page

CPSC Search Page— search on "Lead" to find consumer information alerts on lead in paint, children's products, toys, crayons, mini blinds, etc.

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New EPA Regulations

Fact Sheet on Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program - FAQs and info concerning the rule dated April 22, 2008, established to protect children from lead-based paint hazards in places they frequent.

Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program; Final Rule; April 22, 2008

Lead; Clearance and Clearance Testing Requirements for the RRP Program 8/5/11 (Amendment to 2008 RRP Rule)

Renovate Right brochure

Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right

Contractors Lead Safety During Renovation pamphlet

Other EPA Links

40 CFR Part 745, Lead; Identification of Dangerous Levels of Lead; Final Rule - 1/5/2001

EPA Downloadable Brochures on Lead

EPA Lead-Based Paint Regulations

EPA-Recognized Laboratories– List of laboratories that can conduct lead analyses for compliance with the Texas regulations.

Fact Sheet: Identifying Lead Hazards in Residential Properties - April 2001

Final Rule - Lead; Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Activities - 8/29/96  

Lead in Drinking Water

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Rule -- Information and downloads for the real estate community including real estate agents, buyers, sellers, renters, landlords, and residential property management companies.

National Lead Information Center - Lead Hotline -- The National Lead Information Center (NLIC) provides the general public and professionals with information about lead hazards and their prevention.

Resources on Lead– List of helpful resources on the EPA website concerning lead

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Federal Requirements for Volunteer Paint and Rehabilitation Programs – a HUD fact sheet to educate volunteer programs to work safely around lead-based paint during rehab projects.

Local Texas HUD Offices

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Contacts in Texas - Resources that may be available for lead inspections and abatements.

Lead Safe Work Practices -- Must be used during lead hazard reduction, rehabilitation, and maintenance work that involves surfaces with presumed or identified lead-based paint.

Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control

Technical Guidelines -- For the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing.

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Other Lead Regulations and Information

OSHA Lead Standards and related information concerning worker protection.

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Last updated September 24, 2014