The City of San Diego is currently working towards developing a Program to inspect and abate private residential structures. This program is being funded as part of a lawsuit settlement, so these services will be at little or no cost to property owners. We anticipate enrolling properties into this program near the end of 2020.
What will these funds be used for?
The primary purpose of the funding is to remediate or remove lead hazards from the interior of privately owned residential properties. Lead paint is the primary source of childhood lead poisoning. Even small levels of lead in a child’s blood can do permanent damage including loss of I.Q. and behavior problems. SDRLAP funding will also be used for education and outreach activities.
What impact will this have on San Diego residents and local businesses?
Property Owners: At little or no cost to property owners, funding from this settlement is anticipated to pay for lead inspections, lead-hazard assessments and remediation of lead hazards. The design of the hazard control remediation plan will be done in collaboration with the property owner. If required, residents will be temporarily relocated during these renovations.
Lead in Construction Inspection Firms: The services of firms with staff certified by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) as Lead Inspector/Risk Assessors and Project Monitors will be needed to conduct the lead hazard inspection, project design and project monitoring services.
Licensed Abatement Contractors: The services of contractors with staff certified by CDPH as Lead Abatement Supervisors and Workers will be needed to conduct the lead hazard remediation activities.
The above certifications are not difficult to obtain, but the certification process can take months to complete. To learn more about obtaining state certifications visit the CDPH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention website.
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