TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER p: HAZARDOUS AND POISONOUS SUBSTANCES
PART 845 LEAD POISONING PREVENTION CODE
SECTION 845.205 REGULATORY LIMITS OF LEAD
Section 845.205 Regulatory Limits of Lead
a) The regulatory limit of lead in any lead-bearing substance on an interior or exterior surface of a regulated facility shall be 0.5% lead by weight (calculated as lead metal) in the total non-volatile content of liquid paint, or ≥ 1.0 mg/cm2 in the dried film of paint.
b) The regulatory limit of lead in bare soil that is readily accessible to children shall be 400 µg/g (or parts per million or ppm). The regulatory limit of lead in other bare soil areas shall be 1000 µg/g.
c) The regulatory limit of lead in dust shall be:
1) 10 µg/ft2 on all interior floors and stair treads;
2) 40 µg/ft2 on all exterior porch floors; and
3) 100 µg/ft2 on all other horizontal surfaces.
d) The regulatory limit of lead in drinking water shall be 5 µg/L (or parts per billion or ppb).
e) Storage of any lead-containing or lead-contaminated article in an area accessible to children shall be prohibited. This includes automotive or marine batteries, battery casings or battery casing liners; scrap lead or lead solder; internal combustion engine parts; print or print faces; pottery glaze or pottery glaze containers; bullets or spent cartridges; or any other article containing or contaminated by lead.
(Source: Amended at 43 Ill. Reg. 2440, effective February 8, 2019)