The Division of Occupational Safety has filed amendments to 455 CMR 22 to become effective July 9, 2010. "These amendments, which establish safety standards for renovation, repair and painting work that disturbs lead paint in target housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978, parallel similar federal EPA requirements that became effective on April 22, 2010 under the “Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule” (RRP Rule), 40 CFR 745.80 – 745.92... At this time, EPA has the exclusive authority to administer and enforce the RRP Rule. DOS will be filing an application shortly with EPA, seeking authorization to administer and enforce the lead safety standards for renovation, repair and painting work set forth in 454 CMR 22.00, in lieu of the federal standard being enforced by EPA in Massachusetts. DOS will request that this authorization be approved as close as possible to July 9, 2010, to coincide with the effective date of the amendments to 454 CMR 22.00."
More information on lead paint regulation is available at Mass. Law About Lead Poisoning and Control.