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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 024A : Lead in Drinking Water of Schools and Child Care Facilities

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 1247)
  • § 1247. Rulemaking

    (a) The Commissioner shall adopt rules under this chapter to achieve the purposes of this chapter.

    (b) On or before November 1, 2020, the Commissioner, with continuing consultation with the Secretary of Natural Resources, the Commissioner for Children and Families, and the Secretary of Education, shall adopt rules regarding the implementation of the requirements of this chapter. The rules shall include:

    (1) requirements or guidance for taking samples of drinking water from outlets in a building or facility owned, controlled, or operated by a school district, supervisory union, independent school, or child care provider that are no less stringent than the requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and that include a first draw sample and second flush sample;

    (2) the frequency and scope of continued sampling of outlets by school districts, supervisory unions, independent schools, and child care providers, provided that the Department may stagger when continued sampling shall occur by school or provider, school type or provider type, or initial sampling results;

    (3) requirements for implementation of a lead mitigation plan or other necessary response to a report that drinking water from an outlet is at or above the action level; and

    (4) any other requirements that the Commissioner deems necessary for the implementation of the requirements of this chapter. (Added 2019, No. 66, § 1, eff. June 17, 2019.)