2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 23:14:48 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] New York renters to get vapor intrusion notice
New law adds health protection for renters

Landlords must warn tenants on air quality

By Eric Reinagel
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
September 6, 2008

The third time was the charm.

State Assemblywoman Donna A. Lupardo and state Sen. Thomas W. Libous tried to get two previous governors to approve a measure that would warn tenants about indoor air contamination. Both George E. Pataki and Eliot Spitzer vetoed the measure.

Gov. David A. Paterson signed the bill into law Friday.

While there were requirements to inform property owners of certain environmental threats, there was no system in place to protect renters, said Lupardo, D-Endwell.


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Lenny Siegel
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