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A08452 Summary:

COSPNSRColton, Burdick, Gunther, Thiele, Simone, Epstein
Establishes environmental standards for ambient lead and lead contamination in soils and on floors and window sills.
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A08452 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    December 29, 2023
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  O'DONNELL  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Environmental Conservation -- recommitted to the  Commit-
          tee  on Environmental Conservation in accordance with Assembly Rule 3,
          sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
          amended and recommitted to said committee

        AN  ACT  directing  the  departments  of  environmental conservation and
          health to establish environmental standards for ambient lead and  lead
          contamination   in  soils;  and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
          provisions upon expiration thereof
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Legislative  findings. The legislature finds and declares
     2  that there is a present  need  to  establish  New  York  standards  with
     3  respect  to  levels  of ambient lead and levels of lead contamination in
     4  soils and on floors and window sills. The  legislature  finds  that  the
     5  current  regulatory  standards  are  inadequate  to  protect the general
     6  public and particularly small  children  from  the  harmful  effects  of
     7  ingesting  or  inhaling  lead dust, often resulting from lead paint, and
     8  coming into contact with  lead  on  exposed  surfaces.  The  legislature
     9  declares  that  it  shall  be  the responsibility of the commissioner of
    10  environmental conservation, in consultation  with  the  commissioner  of
    11  health,  to  adopt  standards for ambient lead and lead contamination of
    12  soil and windows and floors, in a manner that would be fully  protective
    13  of children's health, and in accordance with the procedures set forth in
    14  the environmental conservation law.
    15    § 2. a. No later than March 31, 2025, the departments of environmental
    16  conservation  and  health  shall  propose  new standards, and update any
    17  existing standards as appropriate,  for  dust  lead  hazards,  soil-lead
    18  hazards and ambient air quality standards for the level of lead in vari-
    19  ous  media that will result in blood lead levels that are no higher than
    20  a target that is fully protective of human health and which at a minimum
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  include consideration of recommendations from the  centers  for  disease
     2  control.
     3    b.  No  later than June 1, 2025, such departments shall issue a report
     4  to the legislature describing the status of such reviews, adoptions, and
     5  revisions and expected health improvements resulting therefrom.
     6    § 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
     7  have  become a law and shall expire and be deemed repealed July 1, 2025.
     8  Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
     9  or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec-
    10  tive date are authorized to be made and  completed  on  or  before  such
    11  date.
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