The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (“DOHMH” or “the Department”) is writing to inform you that effective June 11th, NYC will have new lower lead in dust standards. Local Law 66 of 2019 outlines new lead reference/action levels and standards relating to lead-based paint hazards.
The new standards for lead dust clearance and lead dust hazard risk assessment testing in New York City are as follows:
|Area||Current Standards||New Standards|
|Floors||40 mcg/ft2||10 mcg/ ft2|
|Window Sills||250 mcg/ft2||50 mcg/ft2|
|Window Wells||400 mcg/ft2||100 mcg/ft2|
The new standards apply to all clearance dust wipe samples collected in New York City on or after June 11, 2019. Please see the attached document for more important information.
Should you have any questions about the above requirements, please email questions to the DOHMH’s Healthy Homes Program at firstname.lastname@example.org referencing “New lead in dust standards.” Please also provide your name and phone number with your inquiry.