Housing Affairs Letter

Lead Paint

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Lead Paint Removal Rule Under Fire

A policy fight over lead paint removal brewing for more than two years comes to a head with the National Association of Home Builders leading a multi-trade group assault on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Repair, Renovation & Painting (LRRP) rule.

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Lead Poisoning Control Bill Stalled

Attempts by Maryland lawmakers to toughen lead paint restrictions to curb childhood lead poisoning hit a roadblock and likely will have to wait for the next session of the state legislature to convene.

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Landlords Face New Insurance Pool

Maryland landlords could be required to pay into a state-run insurance pool unless their buildings have been certified as lead-free. HB 472, crafted by Del. Maggie McIntosh (D), would create the Lead Poisoning Compensation Fund. It is wending its way through the

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Bill Offered To Ease Lead Paint Law

A measure aimed at improving the lead paint law and reducing the regulatory burden on home remodelers is offered in the Senate but the likelihood of its success is dim. The bill’s sponsors, all Republicans, have not been able to corner a House colleague to submit a similar

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(LEAD PAINT RULE) Lead Exposure Changes Studied

Members of a Centers for Disease Control & Prevention advisory committee endorse changing the threshold of lead poisoning in young children to allow hundreds of thousands more children to be diagnosed with lead poisoning.

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HUD Lead-Based Paint Guidance

A notice from HUD's Office of Public & Assisted Housing describes in detail how public housing authorities must follow department regulations regarding application of the Environmental Protection Agency's Renovation, Repair, & Painting rule. The lead-based paint rule, almost 10 years in the ...

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(REMODELER FACES FINES) Lead Paint Law Claims 1st Contractor

A legal complaint filed by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) New England office against a renovator claims Rockland, ME-based Colin Wentworth failed to protect children from exposure to lead-based paint

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(PAINT VERDICT APPEAL) Paint Maker Appeals Toxic Lead Verdict

Paint manufacturer Sherwin-Williams tells the Mississippi Supreme Court it is not liable for the illnesses of a boy alleged to have eaten lead-tainted paint chips. A county jury awarded the boy and his mother $7 million in 2009

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(PAINT RULE CHALLENGE) Lawmaker Presses EPA On Paint Rules

Rule change amendments regarding lead paint come under fire from Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK). The ranking member on the Environment & Public Works Committee calls for oversight hearings to challenge the

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(PAINT LAWSUIT) Lead Paint Lawsuits Continue Unabated

Eleven years after Rhode Island led the way suing manufacturers of lead-based paint for poisoning damages, Cleveland, OH paint maker Sherwin-Williams appears before the Mississippi Supreme Court to argue

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