The Secretary, in cooperation with other Federal agencies, shall conduct research to—
(1) develop improved methods for evaluating lead-based paint hazards in housing;
(2) develop improved methods for reducing lead-based paint hazards in housing;
(3) develop improved methods for measuring lead in paint films, dust, and soil samples;
(4) establish performance standards for various detection methods, including spot test kits;
(5) establish performance standards for lead-based paint hazard reduction methods, including the use of encapsulants;
(6) establish appropriate cleanup standards;
(7) evaluate the efficacy of interim controls in various hazard situations;
(8) evaluate the relative performance of various abatement techniques;
(9) evaluate the long-term cost-effectiveness of interim control and abatement strategies; and
(10) assess the effectiveness of hazard evaluation and reduction activities funded by this chapter.
References in Text
This chapter, referred to in par. (10), was in the original "this Act", meaning title X of Pub. L. 102–550, Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 3897, known as the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 4851 of this title and Tables.