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Lead Paint Hazard Reduction Law

"Local Law 1" is a comprehensive new law concerning the prevention of childhood lead poisoning through the remediation of lead paint hazards in housing and day care facilities. This legislation repeals the former lead law, Local Law #38 of 1999.

Multiple Dwellings Covered Under the Law. The law covers all pre-1960 multiple dwellings. The law also places certain responsibilities on owners in post-1960 to pre-1978 buildings where the owner knows there is lead based paint. Owners whose buildings fall into this category should consult the law. The provisions of Local Law 1 do not apply where title to a multiple dwelling unit is held by a cooperative or condominium and the shareholder of record or his or her family occupies the unit. The law does however apply to cooperative or condominium units occupied by a tenant or subtenant.

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Dealing Safely With Asbestos

By Jay Romano, NY Times

AFTER tearing up carpeting in her Manhattan apartment, a reader wrote in an e-mail, she learned that the old tile floor had asbestos fibers in it. What should she do?

This is a very common situation,” said Daniel Friedman, the owner of InspectAPedia (inspectapedia.com), a consulting company in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. “A certain amount of fear is common, too.”

Asbestos (a magnified view of fibers is shown above) is classified by the federal government as a carcinogen. It was used in flooring and building products for decades. Many such floors, Mr. Friedman said, are still in place, covered by newer floors or by carpeting.


Soil cleanup sparks worries

BY Clare Trapasso, Daily News

IT’S TIME for a deep clean — at a cost of about $1.5 million.

The state is hatching a plan to remove polluted soil from eight storage bays beneath an abandoned Ozone Park railroad track, where hazardous chemicals were once kept.

The cleanup, across the street from 101-32 101st St., is expected to start sometime this fall, state officials said. It is to be completed by the summer of 2011.

But some local leaders have raised concerns about the project. Community Board 9 is scheduled to vote on whether to support it at the board’s monthly meeting next Tuesday.

“If people are exposed to these chemicals over a long period of time, there can be an impact to their health,” said Bob Cozzy, an environmental engineer at the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Environmental+Cleanup


Soil cleanup sparks worries

BY Clare Trapasso, Daily News

IT’S TIME for a deep clean — at a cost of about $1.5 million.

The state is hatching a plan to remove polluted soil from eight storage bays beneath an abandoned Ozone Park railroad track, where hazardous chemicals were once kept.

The cleanup, across the street from 101-32 101st St., is expected to start sometime this fall, state officials said. It is to be completed by the summer of 2011.

But some local leaders have raised concerns about the project. Community Board 9 is scheduled to vote on whether to support it at the board’s monthly meeting next Tuesday.

“If people are exposed to these chemicals over a long period of time, there can be an impact to their health,” said Bob Cozzy, an environmental engineer at the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Environmental+Cleanup


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