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Weekly Poll (9)

When renovating an old structure, like a ship, where does the responsibility for informing workers about possible lead exposure lie?

Who should be responsible for paying for lead-based paint abatement?

A California judge has handed three former makers of lead-based paint their first big defeat and a $1.15 billion abatement tab. Good call or bad call?

The buyer of a foreclosed, century-old home sold for $3,600 was awarded $115,000 because she did not receive an EPA lead notice. Who should be responsible for such notifications?

Federal lawmakers have reintroduced a bill to allow homeowners to opt out of the EPA’s lead-safe painting requirements. Do you support this plan?

The U.S. EPA has revived its plan (required by a court agreement) to mandate lead-safe practices on public-works and commercial projects. What’s your take on this?

What is the owner’s obligation to inform a contractor about lead or other hazardous material in a coating to be removed or disturbed?

What is the owner’s obligation to inform a contractor about lead or other hazardous material in a coating to be removed or disturbed?

What percentage of contractors will notify facility owners of the potential lead paint hazards and will then test for lead when required for renovation activities under the new RRP rule?


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