Maine Legislative Updates

A new law passed in the last session that is similar to the Lead Hazard Control Grant (LHCG) but it is administered by Maine State Housing Authority (MSHA). The owner will need to meet specific conditions and if they participate in the program.  But generally speaking, the program is focused on providing assistance, including grants […]

New England-Wide Google Ad Campaign

The New England Lead Coordination Committee (NELCC) ran a Google Ads campaign from April 26 through June 30, 2018, driving traffic to the home buyer’s page on the New England Lead website. The campaign was run on both Google Search and Display networks. Google search advertisements appear as high-level results when a user does a Google search […]

Connecticut’s New Awareness Campaign

The CT Department of Public Health’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is focusing an awareness campaign on Black and Hispanic populations in Connecticut. Based on the Program’s 2016 Connecticut Annual Disease Surveillance Report: Black children were 2.4 times more likely to be lead poisoned as White children. The health disparity of lead poisoning prevalence between […]

Vermont Legislative Updates

Vermont Legislature passed House Bill H.736, and Governor Phil Scott approved the bill on May 21, 2018.  The revision of Vermont Lead Law authorizes the Vermont Department of Health to apply to USEPA to become an authorized RRP (Renovation, Repair, and Painting) State. Now that the legislation has passed and been approved by the Governor, […]

EPA Region 1 Focuses Efforts to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning in the NH and ME Seacoast Area

In 2018, EPA Region 1 will focus part of its lead-based paint outreach, compliance monitoring, and enforcement activities in the New Hampshire and Maine Seacoast Area.  The cities of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Portland, Maine, like many in the Northeast, have some of the oldest housing in the United States and both areas are experiencing […]

New Hampshire Legislative Updates

In February 2018, New Hampshire RSA 130-A was updated to incorporate modifications brought about by Senate Bill (SB) 247. Changes include: Lowering the blood lead level to 3 micrograms per deciliter (μg/dL) at which the HHLPPP notifies both parent and property owner of children under the age of six of the child’s blood lead elevation Implementing […]