01810 LEAD DUST HAZARDS
PART 1 – GENERAL
A. PRESUMPTION OF LEAD: For the purposes of these Specifications, and unless the building was
constructed in 1978 or later, or the building has undergone a Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessment by a
properly licensed Lead-based Paint Inspector or Risk Assessor and is certified as being “Lead Free”, the
City of Milwaukee assumes that all painted surfaces contain lead-based paint. This presumption is made in
lieu of a risk assessment. As a result of this presumption each rehabilitation project shall be conducted in a
lead-safe manner as outlined herein.
B. Work under this section does not apply to painted or coated surfaces when the lead content of that surface
coating is determined to be below 0.7 mg/cm² as measured by an x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer, or
less than .06% lead by weight as determined by a certified laboratory paint chip analysis.
C. Work under this section is limited to painted or coated surfaces that are presumed or known to contain lead-
based paint per the City of Milwaukee Presumption of Lead notice.
D. Provide all related materials, equipment, and labor required to complete the work in a lead safe manner in
accordance with the Scope and as specified herein.
E. After the work under this section is complete, provide all materials, equipment and labor necessary to clean
and prepare the property for lead (Pb) clearance testing. It is the Contractor’s responsibility to achieve lead
clearance per the Department of Housing and Urban Development Lead-Based Paint Regulation [24 CFR
Part 35] standards.
F. Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with Department of Housing and Urban Development Lead-
Based Paint Regulation [24 CFR Part 35], State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Family Services
Lead-Based Paint Regulations [Chapter HFS 163], and the City of Milwaukee Code of Ordinances, Lead-
based Paint Hazard Control Regulations, [Chapter 66-47].
G. Contractor shall obtain a