New Jersey Lead Clearance Level Update

On January 19, 2021 the State of New Jersey updated N.J.A.C. 5:17 (Lead Regulations) for Lead Hazards and Clearance.

"(a) The following lead dust levels resulting from a lead screening shall indicate that a full evaluation shall be recommended in the report produced by the inspector/risk assessor

 1.  Floor wipes of10 [mu] g/square foot or greater.

               2.  Window sill wipes of 100 [mu] g/square foot or greater.

   (b) The following lead dust levels shall indicate lead hazards:                                                                                                                                                                     

               1.  Floors--equal to or greater than 10 [mu] g/square foot.

                                          2.  Interior window sills--equal to or greater than 100 [mu] g/square foot.

                                3.  Window wells--equal to or greater than 400 [mu] g/square foot."

For a full copy of N.J.A.C. 5:17 Lead Regulations click the link below 

New Jersey lead paint inspections in Dwelling units (PL. 2021, c.182)

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