Complying with Lead Laws and Regulations

Compliance and enforcement laws and regulations are the tools that EPA uses to ensure that governments, businesses and industry understand and follow our nation's environmental laws and regulations. Compliance helps organizations or individuals meet their obligations under environmental laws and regulations. Read about lead enforcement.

EPA uses various methods to achieve compliance:

  • Compliance assistance provides resources and training and tools to help businesses, federal facilities, local governments and tribes meet their environmental requirements.
  • Compliance incentives and auditing encourages the regulated community to assess its regulatory obligations and self-disclose non-compliance. Voluntary self-disclosure and prompt correction of environmental violations can reduce or eliminate certain penalties.
  • Compliance monitoring ensures that the regulated community follows environmental laws and regulations through on-site visits by qualified inspectors and by reviewing the information EPA or a state/tribe requires to be submitted.

View compliance information for:

Lead in Paint, Dust and Soil

Lead in Water

Lead in Air

Lead Waste