Laws on lead.Massachusetts Lead Law
Massachusetts enacted one of the nation's first state lead poisoning lead poisoning or plumbism (plŭm`bĭz'əm), intoxication of the system by organic compounds containing lead. prevention laws in 1971. The original statute embodied the principle of primary prevention which remains at the heart of the current law. Since 1971, Massachusetts property owners have been required to permanently control specified lead-based paint lead hazards in any housing unit in which a child under the age of six resides. The 1971 law provided for enforcement of this duty by both a newly created state Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program within the Department of Public Health and by local boards of health. In addition, the law enlisted the help of the tort system for enforcement by providing that property owners would be "strictly liable" for damages resulting from failure to make a child's apartment lead-safe. (Strict liability means that owners are liable even if they did not know that lead-based paint hazards were present.)
The law was revised in 1987 in three ways. First, the amendments sought to improve the quality and safety of abatement A reduction, a decrease, or a diminution. The suspension or cessation, in whole or in part, of a continuing charge, such as rent.
With respect to estates, an abatement is a proportional diminution or reduction of the monetary legacies, a disposition of property by will, when work by requiring use of trained and licensed contractors, relocation of occupants during abatement, and daily and final cleanup in units undergoing abatement. Second, the amendments were designed to substantially increase the number of units brought into compliance by providing financial assistance (a $1,000 state income tax credit and a grant/loan program) and mandating that prospective purchasers of residential premises receive notice about the lead law and have the opportunity to get an inspection. Finally, the amendments embraced the principle of universal blood lead screening, mandating that physicians screen children and that health insurers cover screening costs.
In 1993, the law was further amended. Compliance costs were lowered by allowing owners to use interim controls for up to two years before permanently containing or abating lead-based paint hazards. Other cost-reducing provisions allowed the use of encapsulants and eased safety precautions precautions Infectious disease The constellation of activities intended to minimize exposure to an infectious agent; precautions imply that the isolation of an infected Pt is optional, but not mandatory. when children would not be endangered en·dan·ger
tr.v. en·dan·gered, en·dan·ger·ing, en·dan·gers
1. To expose to harm or danger; imperil.
2. To threaten with extinction. . Owners were provided with a larger $1,500/unit state income tax credit and a new state fund was set up to provide funds for lead hazard control. Finally, owners who obtain certification from a licensed inspector that interim controls or abatement have been performed are no longer held strictly liable and insurers are required to provide coverage for any negligence claims (short of gross or willful negligence willful negligence Malpractice Provision of health care in an intentionally substandard fashion, the most serious form of negligence, which may carry with it criminal charges. See Malpractice, Negligence. ) that may be brought against such owners.
Milwaukee Pilot Project Lead Ordinance
In March 1999, the Milwaukee City Council unanimously approved a Community Lead Safe Zones ordinance, a highly targeted three-year pilot project to control lead paint hazards in pre-1950 residential rental properties in two areas of the city. Lead poisoning rates in the neighborhoods affected by this ordinance are as high as 66% and almost all the dwellings in these areas were built before 1950. One target area is predominantly African-American and the other is predominantly Hispanic. Together these areas contain about 1,000 units of pre-1950 rental housing.
Under the law, owners must control any lead paint hazards, pass a health department risk assessment or reinspection, and procure a lead-based paint hazard control certificate by May 1, 2000. Certificates are valid for varied terms, depending on the method of hazard control used. The law also authorizes the city to do lead hazard controls in properties that are out of compliance and levy a charge against the property for up to 40% of the value of the property. The ordinance requires owners to do lead abatement for deteriorated windows, to stabilize other deteriorated lead paint surfaces, and to maintain the units through essential maintenance practices. Funds from a recently-awarded $3 million grant from HUD Hud (hd), a pre-Qur'anic prophet of Islam. Hud unsuccessfully exhorted his South Arabian people, the Ad, to worship the One God. will be available to owners affected by the ordinance to cover the cost of window treatments (which must be performed by a state-certified contractor) and half the cost of the full scope of work if it is conducted by certified contractors.
Following the owner's application, the health department will perform a risk assessment and develop a scope of work for the project. The department also will perform a reinspection whenever a certificate is expiring or when the department believes a lead hazard may be present. Retaliation RETALIATION. The act by which a nation or individual treats another in the same manner that the latter has treated them. For example, if a nation should lay a very heavy tariff on American goods, the United States would be justified in return in laying heavy duties on the manufactures and against tenants who complain to the landlord or the health department is prohibited. Whenever a reinspection shows that the unit does not meet the department's standards for lead safety, any current certificate will be suspended until the unit is brought up to standard. All risk assessments and reinspections are performed by the health department free of charge. The law also requires owners to perform a visual inspection of units and perform "essential maintenance practices" if needed whenever tenants notify them about a suspected lead hazard and whenever tenants vacate To annul, set aside, or render void; to surrender possession or occupancy.
The term vacate has two common usages in the law. With respect to real property, to vacate the premises means to give up possession of the property and leave the area totally devoid of contents. units.
Enactment of the Milwaukee ordinance is a major victory for local advocates who conducted an intensive organizing campaign led by Wisconsin Citizen Action. The Milwaukee Health Department assisted in the development of the ordinance. For further information, please contact Juan Carlos Juan Car·los Born 1938.
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Noun 1. Ruiz of Wisconsin Citizen Action at 414-272-2562 or Sharon Pendleton, Milwaukee Lead Program Coordinator, at 414-286-5033.
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Effective January 5, 1998, legislation was passed by the Board of Supervisors and signed by the Mayor which amends AMENDS. A satisfaction, given by a wrong doer to the party injured for a wrong committed. 1 Lilly's Reg. 81.
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* notify affected parties before work begins;
* use containment barriers;
* prevent lead paint from going beyond the containment barriers; and,
* remove visible lead paint chips and dust before completing work.
It is the owner's responsibility to:
* notify residential tenants three business days before work begins; and,
* provide residential tenants with the US EPA US EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency pamphlet Protect Your Family from Lead In Your Home.
The owner or the contractor must:
* notify the Department of Building Inspection before work begins;
* notify contract and subcontract sub·con·tract
A contract that assigns some of the obligations of a prior contract to another party.
intr. & tr.v. sub·con·tract·ed, sub·con·tract·ing, sub·con·tracts bidders of any paint inspection reports before bid submittal;
* post a "Lead Work In Progress" sign if containment is needed to prevent lead paint from migrating to another property, and remove it when work is complete. Where signage is not possible, a letter is to be provided to neighbors.
Copies of necessary forms and signs may be downloaded from the Department of Public Health's website at www.nettop.com/sfeh
Building exteriors do not have to be tested for lead, but if the building was built before 1979, lead paint must be presumed to be present. Open flame burning or torching, including propane propane, CH3CH2CH3, colorless, gaseous alkane. It is readily liquefied by compression and cooling. It melts at −189.9°C; and boils at −42.2°C;. fueled heat grids; scraping (1) Extracting data from output intended for the screen or printer rather than from original files or databases. For example, Web pages formatted in HTML are often scraped. , sanding, grinding, abrasive blasting The operation of cleaning or preparing a surface by forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against it. Usually explained as the use of a material against another material to make it smoother. It is also the appropriate term for what is known as sandblasting or sand carving. or sand-blasting without containment or a HEPA HEPA
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2. high-efficiency particulate arresting local vacuum exhaust tool; uncontrolled hydroblasting or high pressure wash; and heat guns operating above 1,700 F are prohibited.
The responsible party will face one or more penalties if they do not comply:
* notice to correct violations up to three days;
* notice to stop work immediately and work not be resumed without authorization;
* inspection by a certified risk assessor before work resumes;
* administrative civil penalties of up to $500 per day per violation;
* fees to cover the cost of City Agency's enforcement activities;
* attendance at training approved by the State Department of Health Services Department of Health Services may refer to:
For questions regarding the Exterior Led Paint Work Practices Ordinance, contact the Department of Building Inspection, Lead Hazard Reduction Program, t 415-558-6598
Note. The above are three of several descriptions of state and municipal laws on the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH NCHH National Center for Healthy Housing
NCHH National Campaign for Hearing Health ) website: http://www.centerforhealthyhousing.org/html/regs.html They are reprinted with permission of NCHH. There may be updates to laws which local governments have not sent to HCHH.