The District does not regulate indoor air quality. The following resources are provided as informational and educational resources.

epa40The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the following programs and webpages relating to indoor lead exposure:

General Information and Hotline

For basic information on lead in paint, dust, and soil, and to find a lead-safe certified firm near you, see www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadinfo.htm. For an introduction to lead as an indoor air pollutant and steps to reduce exposure to lead see www.epa.gov/iaq/lead.html.

The National Lead Information Center (NLIC) provides information on lead hazards and hazard prevention.

National Lead Information Center Hotlinewww.epa.gov/lead/pubs/nlic.htm1-800-424-LEAD (1-800-424-5323)

Lead-Safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting Page

EPA Lead SafeSee  www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm for information for:

  • contractors and firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects,
  • companies or individuals seeking EPA or state certification as a lead-safe renovator or training provider,
  • property owners of rental housing,
  • homeowners working at home,
  • and more.

Lead Abatement Professionals Page

See www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/traincert.htm if you are a professional performing lead abatement. Abatement means any measure or set of measures designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards. On this page you can find information about:

  • the EPA’s lead-based paint activities regulation,
  • the types of projects that are considered lead abatement,
  • a locator link for certified abatement firms and abatement training providers.

Local Resource for Lead Paint Disposal

LessIsMore.org is Santa Barbara County’s recycling resource. For information on lead paint disposal visit www.lessismore.org/materials/171-lead-paint or call the Resource Recovery & Waste Management Divsion of the County of Santa Barbara at (805) 882-3602.

For more information or assistance, call the Business Assistance Line (805) 961-8868, or e-mail [email protected].