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What is the purpose of the EPA and HUD Real Estate Notification and Disclosure Rule and who is affected?

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What is the purpose of the EPA and HUD Real Estate Notification and Disclosure Rule and who is affected?

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To protect the public from exposure to lead from paint, dust, and soil, Congress passed the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, also known as Title X. Section 1018 of this law directed HUD and EPA to require disclosure of information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards before the sale or lease of most housing built before 1978. The rule would ensure that purchasers and renters of housing built before 1978 receive the information necessary to protect themselves and their families from lead-based paint hazards.

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