PUBLIC LAW 99-339—JUNE 19, 1986
100 STAT. 652
"(A) IN GENERAL.—Each public water system shall identify and provide notice to persons that may be affected by lead contamination of their drinking water where such contamination results from either or both of the following: "(i) The lead content in the construction materials of the public water distribution system. ' "(ii) Corrosivity of the water supply sufficient to cause leaching of lead. The notice shall be provided in such manner and form as may be reasonably required by the Administrator. Notice under this paragraph shall be provided notwithstanding the absence of a violation of any national drinking water standard. "(B) CONTENTS OF NOTICE.—Notice under this paragraph shall provide a clear and readily understandable explanation of^ "(i) the potential sources of lead in the drinking water, "(ii) potential adverse health effects, •Xi^r "(iii) reasonably available methods of mitigating known or potential lead content in drinking water, "(iv) any steps the system is taking to mitigate lead , ^ ^ J,, content in drinking water, and "(v) the necessity for seeking alternative water supplies, if any. rn^i
"(b) STATE ENFORCEMENT.— "(1) ENFORCEMENT OF PROHIBITION.—The requirements of
subsection (a)(1) shall be enforced in all States effective 24 months after the enactment of this section. States shall enforce such requirements through State or local plumbing codes, or such other means of enforcement as the State may determine to be appropriate. "(2) ENFORCEMENT OF PUBLIC NOTICE REQUIREMENTS.—The
State and local governments.
42 USC 300J-2.
42 USC 300g-6 note. Ante, p. 651. 42 USC 300g-6 note.
requirements of subsection (a)(2) shall apply in all States effective 24 months after the enactment of this section. "(c) PENALTIES.—If the Administrator determines that a State is not enforcing the requirements of subsection (a) as required pursuant to subsection (b), the Administrator may withhold up to 5 percent of Federal funds available to that State for State program grants under section 1443(a). "(d) DEFINITION OF LEAD FREE.—For purposes of this section, the term 'lead free'— "(1) when used with respect to solders and flux refers to solders and flux containing not more than 0.2 percent lead, and "(2) when used with respect to pipes and pipe fittings refers to pipes and pipe fittings containing not more than 8.0 percent lead.". (b) NOTIFICATION TO STATES.—The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall notify all States with respect to the requirements of section 1417 of the Public Health Service Act within 90 days after the enactment of this Act. (c) BAN ON LEAD WATER PIPES, SOLDER, AND FLUX IN V A AND HUD INSURED OR ASSISTED PROPERTY.—
(1) PROHIBITION.—The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Administrator of the Veterans' Administration may not insure or guarantee a mortgage or furnish assistance with respect to newly constructed residential property which