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SSPC-Guide 7, Guide for the Disposal of Lead-Contaminated Surface Preparation Debris

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Revision Date: January 01, 2004
Updated On: May 18, 2004
Editorial Change: November 1, 2004
This guide provides information regarding handling, testing, and disposal of solid debris generated during preparation of surfaces previously painted with lead-containing paint.

This guide is based on federal regulations only. States or other local jurisdictions may have requirements that are stricter, such as requiring additional analytical procedures or regulating other metals. Non-hazardous waste containing lead is also regulated in some states.

This guide does not cover removal of the coating from the structure or containment of the debris. These activities are described in SSPC-Guide 6. This guide does not cover removal of the coating from the structure or containment of the debris. These activities are described in SSPC-Guide 6, Guide for Containing Debris Generated During Paint Removal Operations.

While this guide is written primarily with reference to removing lead-based paints, other elements may also cause the debris to be classified as a hazardous waste.

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