Under the plan, federal prosecutors will dismiss a complaint from the U.S. attorney`s office against the agency within 14 days of the monitor`s appointment. The monitor, who Carson says will be appointed in the coming weeks, will not oversee NYCHA`s day-to-day affairs, but will have broad powers. Figure A of the agreement provides details on the requirements for solving lead-based paint problems. Within 30 days, NYCHA must identify all developments built before January 1, 1978 (which were removed from the market as lead-containing paint) and the units incorporated into it, called «Lead Paint Units.» NYCHA must establish an «immediate action list» that identifies a subset of units that NYCHA has reason to believe are occupied by a child under the age of six or are routinely visited. Also within 30 days, NYCHA must perform at least one visual evaluation of each action lead paint on the Immediate Action List. NYCHA must eliminate all lead-based colour hazards in these homes by adopting interim control measures or reducing risk. Appendix A also sets a target of 20 years in five-year increments of removing lead-containing paint in 100% NYCha apartments. «To achieve these goals in all the categories they have defined, you should now fix everything everywhere. And that money is not there,» professor Bloom said. If Congress doesn`t agree, you`ll be dealing with Whac-a-Mole. Prosecutors agreed to file documents dismissing the case within 14 days of the monitor`s appointment, in accordance with the agreement. The complaint filed by federal prosecutors in June accused the NYCHA of HUD of deceitful and the public of the extent of lead and other uncertain conditions in developments that house about 400,000 tenants.
In particular, the agreement requires NYCHA to reassure living conditions in NYCHA`s real estate within a specified time frame and to meet strict and objective standards of compliance with lead colour risks, mold growth, parasitic infestations and lack of heating and elevator service. With regard to lead color risks, for example, the nycha agreement requires that measures be taken within 30 days to visually all unhaated units built prior to 1978, where NYCHA believes that a child under 6 resides or frequently routinely and fix any damaged lead paint in the apartment, and over time to remove all lead paints in all NYCHA developments. The agreement also requires NYCHA to implement three new critical functions: a compliance service, an environmental health and safety service and a quality assurance unit.