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Article - Environment


    (a)    The Commission shall study and collect information on the:

        (1)    Effectiveness of this subtitle in:

            (i)    Protecting children from lead poisoning; and

            (ii)    Lessening risks to responsible owners;

        (2)    Effectiveness of the treatments specified in §§ 6–815 and 6–819 of this subtitle, including recommendations for changes to those treatments;

        (3)    Availability of third–party bodily injury liability insurance and premises liability insurance for affected property, including waivers of lead hazard exclusion and coverage for qualified offers made under Part V of this subtitle;

        (4)    Ability of State and local officials to respond to lead poisoning cases;

        (5)    Availability of affordable housing;

        (6)    Adequacy of the qualified offer caps; and

        (7)    Need to expand the scope of this subtitle to other property serving persons at risk, including child care centers, family child care homes, and preschool facilities.

    (b)    The Commission may appoint a subcommittee or subcommittees to study the following subjects relating to lead and lead poisoning:

        (1)    Medical referral;

        (2)    Regulation and compliance;

        (3)    Worker education;

        (4)    Social services;

        (5)    Educational services;

        (6)    Legal aspects;

        (7)    Employer services;

        (8)    Abatement of lead sources;

        (9)    Financial subsidies and other encouragement and support for the abatement of the causes of lead poisoning;

        (10)    Laboratory services; and

        (11)    Other subjects that the Commission considers necessary.

    (c)    The Commission shall review the implementation and operation of this subtitle and, on or before January 1 of each year, starting in 1996, submit a report to the Governor and, subject to the provisions of § 2–1257 of the State Government Article, the General Assembly on the results of the review, and the Commission’s recommendations concerning this subtitle, other lead poisoning issues, and the need for further action that the Commission determines to be necessary.

    (d)    The Department shall consult with the Commission on establishing the optional lead–contaminated dust testing standards under § 6–816 of this subtitle and in developing regulations to implement this subtitle.