The HUD Guidelines (1995 Edition)

The HUD Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing (the Guidelines) provide detailed, comprehensive, technical information on how to identify lead-based paint hazards in housing and how to control such hazards safely and efficiently. The goal of the Guidelines is to help property owners, private contractors, and Government agencies sharply reduce children's exposure to lead without unnecessarily increasing the cost of housing.

The Guidelines address lead hazards posed by paint, dust, and soil in the residential environment. Lead exposures from air emissions, Superfund sites, drinking water, ceramics, home (folk) remedies, cosmetics, food, or other sources are not the focus of these Guidelines.

HUD Guidelines for the Evaluation and
Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Where to Go for Help - Qualifications and Roles
Chapter 3 Before You Begin - Planning To Control Lead Hazards
Chapter 4 Lead-Based Paint and Housing Renovation
Chapter 5 Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessment
Chapter 6 Ongoing Monitoring
Chapter 7 Lead-Based Paint Inspections
Chapter 8 Resident Protection and Worksite Preparation
Chapter 9 Worker Protection
Chapter 10 Hazardous and Non-hazardous Waste
Chapter 11 Interim Controls
Chapter 12 Abatement
Chapter 13 Encapsulation
Chapter 14 Cleaning
Chapter 15 Clearance
Chapter 16 Investigation and Treatment of Dwellings Housing Children With Elevated Blood Lead Levels
Chapter 17 Routine Building Maintenance and Lead-Based Paint
Chapter 18 Lead Hazard Control and Historic Preservation
Addendum 2: Data Collection Forms
Addendum 3: XRF Performance Characteristic Sheets (alphabetically listed)
  • Advanced Detectors Inc. Leadstar (edition 3)
  • Innov-X Systems LBP4000 (edition 1)
  • Niton XL-309 (edition 4)
  • Niton XLp 300 (edition 1)
  • Princeton Gamma-Tech XK-3 (edition 3)
  • Radiation Monitoring Devices LPA-1 (edition 5)
  • Scitec Corp. MAP-3 (edition 3)
  • Scitec Corp. MAP-4 (edition 3)
  • TN Technologies/Pb Analyzer 9292 (edition 3)
  • Warrington Inc. Microlead 1, Rev. 4 (edition 3)
Errata Sheet October 1, 1996