The Vermont Statutes Online
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§ 1244. Response to action level; notice; reporting
If a sample of drinking water under section 1243 of this title indicates that drinking water from an outlet is at or above the action level, the school district, supervisory union, independent school, or child care provider that owns, controls, or operates the building or facility in which the outlet is located shall conduct remediation to eliminate or reduce lead levels in the drinking water from the outlet. In conducting remediation, a school district, supervisory union, independent school, or child care provider shall strive to achieve the lowest level of lead possible in drinking water. At a minimum, the school district, supervisory union, independent school, or child care provider shall:
(1)(A) prohibit use of an outlet that is at or above the action level until:
(i) implementation of a lead remediation plan that is consistent with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools; and
(ii) sampling indicates that lead levels from the outlet are below the action level; or
(B) prohibit use of an outlet that is at or above the action level until the outlet is permanently removed, disabled, or otherwise cannot be accessed by any person for the purposes of consumption or cooking;
(2) provide occupants of the building or child care facility an adequate alternative water source until remediation is performed;
(3) notify all staff and all parents or guardians of students directly of the test results and the proposed or taken remedial action in writing or by electronic means within 10 school days after receipt of the laboratory report;
(4) submit lead remediation plans to the Department as they are completed;
(5) notify all staff and all parents or guardians or students in writing or by electronic means of what remedial actions have been taken; and
(6) submit notice to the Department of Health that remediation plans have been completed. (Added 2019, No. 66, § 1, eff. June 17, 2019.)