Oregon Statutes - Chapter 701 - Construction Contractors and Contracts - Section 701.500 - Legislative findings.

The Legislative Assembly finds that:

(1) The federal government regulates lead poisoning and lead hazard reduction through:

(a)(A) The Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act;

(B) The Lead Contamination Control Act of 1988;

(C) The Safe Drinking Water Act;

(D) The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976; and

(E) The Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992; and

(b) Implementing regulations of:

(A) The Department of Housing and Urban Development;

(B) The Environmental Protection Agency;

(C) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration; and

(D) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

(2) In 1992, Congress passed the federal Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act, which requires that:

(a) States provide for the accreditation of lead-based paint activities training programs, the certification of persons completing such training programs and the licensing of lead-based paint activities contractors pursuant to standards to be developed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

(b) Effective October 28, 1995, sellers and landlords of residential housing constructed before 1978 notify buyers and tenants of known lead-based paint hazards.

(3) Lead affects every system of the body. It is harmful to individuals of all ages and is especially harmful to children, fetuses and women of childbearing age. Lead poisoning is one of the most common and preventable pediatric health problems today. [1995 c.795 §2; 2007 c.71 §227]

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