Local Law #1 is New York City’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act of 2003.
If you own a building in New York City that was built before 1960, with 3 or more apartments, where a child under 6 resides, you have obligations under Local Law #1. ALC Environmental can help you understand and fulfill these obligations in a simple and cost-effective manner.
We have developed the “Lead Solution Program”, which will quickly and efficiently bring you into compliance with Local Law #1. The Lead Solution Program includes:
XRF inspections for lead-based paint
Dust wipes and visual inspections
All test results posted on our secured online database
Training of building maintenance personnel and managers
Consulting on city, state and federal LBP regulations
Even though the federal government has banned asbestos for new uses, many existing building in New York City still contain some form of asbestos.
New York City’s Title 15, Chapter 1, The Asbestos Control Program, provides rules and limitations for building owners and contractors for handling asbestos. This regulation stipulates special training and certification requirements for asbestos handlers as well as reporting and permitting procedures that must be filed with the city prior to any demolition, plumbing or other work that may disturb asbestos containing materials.
Are You Exposing Yourself to Unnecessary Liability? Reduce Your Liability by Fulfilling the “All Appropriate Inquiry” Requirement
All Appropriate Inquiry
Amendments to the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) prompted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish standards and practices necessary to conduct “all appropriate inquiry”. “All appropriate inquiry” is a prerequisite to establishing an innocent landowner defense and new bona fide prospective purchaser defense under CERCLA. Establishing the noted defense criteria before purchasing new real estate is important to reduce liability associated with historical environmental contamination at the property.
An Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I, II, III) is the standard of conduct developed by the EPA to establish “all appropriate inquiry”. Many lending institutions require such assessments before loans on commercial or industrial properties are granted. It is also prudent for high-risk non-commercial properties to have such assessments performed before ownership is transferred.
ALC can provide (ASTM) E 1527-05 Standard Practice Environmental Site Assessments on any type of real estate. We have helped every sector of the market, from public utilities to institutional lenders, reduce their liability by properly following federal mandates.