Section 2 — Lead Paint-Related Substantial Hazards to Public Health and Safety
2.1 A lead hazard screening or lead risk assessment shall be completed by the Health Authority whenever the Health Authority is made aware of potentially hazardous paint condition(s) either through:
2.1.1 An EBL investigation conducted at the residence of a child identified with an EBL or other location where the child is reported to spend time, which may include but is not limited to, family members homes, caregiver’s residence, and child occupied facilities. or
2.1.2 Referral from a federal, state or local entity that identified a renter occupied residence constructed before 1978 that contains a possible lead paint-related hazard(s).
2.1.3 An observation made by an EHS during the investigation of a complaint addressing another public health issue. If the EHS notices conditions that may present a lead hazard, then they will conduct a preliminary investigation for the presence of lead. A more thorough screening will be scheduled if the results of the preliminary survey are positive for the presence of lead.
2.2 When, as a result of the screening or assessment, a structure has been determined to have lead paint-related hazard the Health Authority shall consider it a substantial hazard to public health, and shall require that the condition(s) be corrected either through the use of interim controls or abatement as required by the Health Authority.
2.3 Correction(s) shall be implemented as soon as reasonably possible, or as specified by the Health Authority.
2.4 The areas deemed a substantial public health hazard, by the Health Authority, must be removed from public access immediately. Lead-related substantial hazards to public health and safety include, but are not limited to the following areas that have exceeded the limits, as determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the EPA:
2.4.1 The presence of lead-based paint in a fair or poor condition,
2.4.2 Dust-lead hazards, or
2.4.3 Soil-lead hazards;
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Updated on: October 11, 2018