Laws and Rules - Environmental Lead Program

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Rules and Regulations

The rules require that all lead-based paint activities in target housing (housing built before 1978) and child-occupied facilities (built before 1978) be performed by certified individuals and firms . Exclusions to the rules are housing for the elderly or persons with disabilities, unless a child younger than six years of age resides or is expected to reside in that housing, or target housing with zero bedrooms. These rules also do not apply to homeowners performing lead-based paint activities in dwellings that they own, unless the dwelling is occupied by a person or persons other than the owner or the owner's immediate family while the lead activities are being performed.

Texas Environmental Lead Reduction Rules - Texas Administrative Code, Title 25 

Chapter 295, Subchapter I - Texas Environmental Lead Reduction (PDF)as of 12/5/2021 


Summary of the Texas Lead-Based Paint Rules