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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 038 : LEAD POISONING PREVENTION

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 1752)
  •  [Section 1752 effective until occurrence of contingency; see also contingent amendment to section 1752 .]

    § 1752. Accreditation of training programs; certification and licensure of environmental lead inspectors and lead contractors, supervisors, and workers

    (a) Not later than six months after promulgation of final federal regulations under section 402 of the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq., the Department shall develop a program to administer and enforce the lead-based paint activities training and certification standards, regulations, or other requirements established by the Administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency for persons engaged in lead-based paint activities.

    (b) The Secretary shall adopt emergency rules, and not later than January 1, 1994, the Secretary shall adopt permanent rules, establishing standards and specifications for the accreditation of training programs both within and outside Vermont, including the mandatory topics of instruction, the knowledge and performance standards that must be demonstrated by graduates in order to be certified, and required qualifications for training programs and instructors. Such standards shall be designed to protect children, their families, and workers from improperly conducted lead-based paint activities, and shall be at least as protective of human health and the environment as the federal program. Hands-on instruction and instruction for identification and proper handling of historic fabric and materials shall be components of the required training.

    (c) The Commissioner shall certify risk assessors, designers, laboratories, inspectors, lead-safe renovation contractors, lead contractors, supervisors, abatement workers, and other persons engaged in lead-based paint activities when such persons have successfully completed an accredited training program and met such other requirements as the Secretary may, by rule, impose.

    (d) After the adoption of rules pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, no person shall perform lead-based paint activities without first obtaining a license from the Commissioner. The Commissioner may grant a license to a person who holds a valid license from another state.

    (e) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the authority of the Secretary, the Commissioner of Health, the Commissioner of Labor, or the Commissioner of Environmental Conservation under the provisions of any other law. (Added 1993, No. 94, § 3; amended 2005, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 5, 2006; 2007, No. 76, § 11a.)

  •  [Contingent amendments to section 1752; see also section 1752 .]

    § 1752. Accreditation of training programs; individuals, entities, or firms involved in lead-based paint or RRPM activities

    (a) The Department shall develop a program to administer and enforce lead-based paint activities and RRPM activities with regard to training and licensing standards, rules, or other requirements established by the Commissioner, which are at least as protective of human health and the environment as the applicable federal programs, for persons engaged in lead-based paint activities and RRPM activities performed on target housing, child-occupied facilities, pre-1978 facilities, commercial facilities, and bridges or other superstructures.

    (b) The Commissioner shall adopt rules pursuant to 3 V.S.A. chapter 25 establishing standards and specifications for the accreditation of training programs for lead-based paint activities and RRPM activities, including the mandatory topics of instruction, the knowledge and performance standards that must be demonstrated by graduates in order to be certified or licensed, and required accreditation qualifications for training programs and instructors. The standards shall be designed to protect children, their families, and workers from improperly conducted lead-based paint activities and RRPM activities, and shall be at least as protective of human health and the environment as the federal programs. Hands-on instruction and instruction for identification and proper handling of historic fabric and materials shall be components of the required training.

    (c) The Commissioner shall license consulting contractors, analytical contractors, lead-based paint abatement supervisors, lead-based paint abatement workers, project designers, inspector-risk assessors, RRPM firms, and RRPM supervisors, who have successfully completed an accredited training program and met other requirements as the Commissioner may, by rule, impose.

    (d) The Commissioner shall certify individuals engaged in RRPM activities for no compensation and who have successfully completed an accredited training program and met all other requirements as the Commissioner may impose by rule.

    (e) After the adoption of rules pursuant to this section, a person shall not perform lead-based paint activities or RRPM activities for compensation without first obtaining a license from the Commissioner. The Commissioner may grant a license to a person who holds a valid license from another state.

    (f) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the authority of the Secretary or the Commissioner of Health, of Labor, or of Environmental Conservation under the provisions of any other law. (Added 1993, No. 94, § 3; amended 2005, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 5, 2006; 2007, No. 76, § 11a.; 2017, No. 149 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)