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Implementation Status of the Lead Action Plan

Progress Report on the Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Associated Health Impacts

From the introductory letter by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

report cover with smiling kids, same titleAs co-chair of the President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children – the central body for federal collaboration – alongside the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, we continue to lead the coordinated federal effort to improve the identification and treatment of children that may be exposed to lead. The government-wide collaborations among 17 federal departments and offices demonstrate the importance the Trump Administration has placed on coordinating interagency efforts to better understand and prevent negative health impacts from childhood lead exposure.

As we approach the one-year milestone of the unveiling of the Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Associated Health Impacts (December 2018), a product of the President’s Task Force, we are releasing this summative report on how we have approached EPA-specific goals, objectives and actions. We’ve made substantial progress to date, including finalizing stronger dust-lead hazard standards and proposing the first major update to the Lead and Copper Rule in over two decades.

Read the booklet, below.

Related: Read the April 2019 Implementation Status Report.

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