House Bill (S)

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Lead and arsenic soil contamination in East Chicago. Defines "East Chicago area of special concern" to refer to the areas of the city of East Chicago in which lead or arsenic has been discovered in the soil through testing or in which the presence of lead or arsenic in the soil is probable. Encourages the department of environmental management (IDEM) to cooperate with and provide assistance to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the sampling, excavation, and removal of contaminated soil and restoration work in the East Chicago area of special concern. Requires the Indiana housing and community Lead and arsenic soil contamination in East Chicago. Defines "East Chicago area of special concern" to refer to the areas of the city of East Chicago in which lead or arsenic has been discovered in the soil through testing or in which the presence of lead or arsenic in the soil is probable. Encourages the department of environmental management (IDEM) to cooperate with and provide assistance to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the sampling, excavation, and removal of contaminated soil and restoration work in the East Chicago area of special concern. Requires the Indiana housing and community development authority to cooperate with and provide assistance to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in the relocation of residents of the East Chicago area of special concern to other residential areas. Requires the state agencies and, if necessary, the attorney general to collect from the EPA the reasonable costs incurred by the state agencies in providing the assistance. Requires IDEM or the state department of health to conduct annual testing for the presence of lead and arsenic in the soil and water of the East Chicago area of special concern. ... View more