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Regulatory and Policy Issues for Reuse and Remanufacture of Wood Materials Coated With Lead-Based Paint

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Dec 1, 2005 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

In 2005, there were no regulatory or policy guidance at the Federal level that permits, prohibits, or qualifies practice for salvaging and reusing building materials coated with lead-based paint (LBP). This paper describes the current regulations and standards relative to LBP in buildings (in particular LBP on lumber and timber products), LBP mitigation, and disposal of LBP- containing waste, and the applicability of these regulations and standards to recovering and reusing building materials.

by Thomas R. Napier, Robert H. Falk, George B. Guy, Susan Drodz

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