What is the difference between interim controls and abatement?

Interim controls and abatement are the two types of lead remediation identified in this act. Should you have any lead-based paint hazards identified in your rental unit, you must undertake one of these strategies to rectify the issue to pass inspection. 

Interim controls are measures that are designed to temporarily reduce human exposure to lead-based paint hazards, which might include specialized cleaning, repairs, painting, or containment.  

Lead abatement are measures that are designed to eliminate lead-based paint hazards. This work is more extensive. 

When fixtures in the home are structurally sound and the primary lead exposure is through deteriorating paint and dust, interim controls may be more appropriate. This may also be the case in the event the housing is slated for demolition or renovation in a few years. However, if there are significant structural defects or if the walls are seriously deteriorated or subject to excessive moisture, abatement is more appropriate. 

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1. What is P.L.2021, c.182, The Lead-Based Paint Inspection Law?
2. What housing is exempt from these lead-based paint inspections?
3. What is lead-based paint and why is it hazardous?
4. What method/procedure do municipal inspectors in Princeton use to deem a property “lead-safe”?
5. What is the difference between a visual inspection and dust wipe sampling?
6. What is the “lead-safe” certificate and how does it differ from other designations (i.e. “lead-free” and “lead-hazard free)? Can they be used interchangeably?
7. When must the first inspection take place?
8. How often must these inspections take place?
9. What are the fees associated with this inspection?
10. Do I have to utilize the municipal inspectors to obtain a “lead-safe” certificate?
11. What can I do as a property owner/landlord to prepare for the enactment of this ordinance?
12. What if my property fails the lead-safe inspection?
13. What is the difference between interim controls and abatement?
14. Who can perform lead remediation work?
15. Is there funding to assist property owners with lead remediation work?
16. What are the penalties for property owners that fail to comply with this ordinance?
17. Which lead remediation method do I have to use?
18. The lead-based hazards identified in the inspection have been remediated. What happens now?
19. As a tenant, how do I know if the unit I am renting or plan to rent has been certified lead-safe?
20. What steps are taken if the unit I am renting does not pass lead-safe inspection?
21. If lead-based paint hazards have been identified in my unit, what actions do I need to take to protect my health?
22. If a property is completely gutted and renovated, how does that property get exempted from lead-safe inspections?