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§ 4852a. Task force on lead-based paint hazard reduction and financing
(a) In general
(b) Membership
(c) Responsibilities
The task force shall make recommendations to the Secretary and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency concerning—
(1) incorporating the need to finance lead-based paint hazard reduction into underwriting standards;
(2) developing new loan products and procedures for financing lead-based paint hazard evaluation and reduction activities;
(3) adjusting appraisal guidelines to address lead safety;
(4) incorporating risk assessments or inspections for lead-based paint as a routine procedure in the origination of new residential mortgages;
(5) revising guidelines, regulations, and educational pamphlets issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and other Federal agencies relating to lead-based paint poisoning prevention;
(6) reducing the current uncertainties of liability related to lead-based paint in rental housing by clarifying standards of care for landlords and lenders, and by exploring the “safe harbor” concept;
(7) increasing the availability of liability insurance for owners of rental housing and certified contractors and establishing alternative systems to compensate victims of lead-based paint poisoning; and
(8) evaluating the utility and appropriateness of requiring risk assessments or inspections and notification to prospective lessees of rental housing.
(d) Compensation
(Pub. L. 102–550, title X, § 1015, Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 3908.)