LEAD PAINT: Proposal to require lenders to provide purchasers of homes built before 1978 with information on lead-based paint on the property. Published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 2. Requests to testify at a hearing were due Dec. 2. Comments were due Jan. 3.

FLOOD INSURANCE: Proposal to increase the waiting period before flood insurance coverage becomes effective and to increase the limits of coverage available. Published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Nov. 15. Comments were due Dec. 30.

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