2023 Code of Alabama
Title 22 - Health, Mental Health, and Environmental Control.
Title 1 - Health and Environmental Control Generally.
Chapter 37A - Alabama Lead Reduction Act of 1997.
Section 22-37A-2

Universal Citation: AL Code § 22-37A-2 (2023)

Section 22-37A-2


As used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

(1) ACCREDITED INDIVIDUAL. An individual who engages in lead hazard reduction activities, who has successfully completed a Safe State accredited lead training course appropriate for the type or category of lead hazard reduction activity to be provided, who meets all other personal accreditation requirements established by Safe State under this chapter, and who holds a valid registration in the state accreditation registry for the relevant type or category of lead hazard reduction activity.

(2) ACCREDITED LEAD TRAINING COURSE. A course of instruction which has been reviewed and accredited by Safe State as meeting or exceeding training requirements established under Title IV of the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act (Public Law 99-519, 100 Stat. 2970, 15 U.S.C. §2601 et seq., as amended).

(3) BOARD. The State Board of Health as defined in Section 22-2-1.

(4) INDOOR. The enclosed portions of buildings including public buildings, residences, and commercial buildings. For the purposes of this chapter, "indoor" shall include the exterior surfaces and all common areas of the structure including any attached or unattached structure located within the same lot line, including but not limited to, garages, play equipment, and fences.

(5) LEAD HAZARD REDUCTION ACTIVITIES. Activities designed to reduce exposure to lead in residences or public buildings and may include inspections, risk assessments, repair, enclosure, encapsulation, or removal of lead-based paint or lead contamination, or both, and the design and planning of such activities, and other related activities as established in Title IV of Toxic Substances Control Act, Public Law 99-519, 100 Stat. 2970, 15 U.S.C. §2601 et seq., as amended, which are to be performed in residences or public buildings.

(6) PERSON. An individual, firm, partnership, corporation, commission, state agency, county governmental body, municipal corporation, party, company, association, or any other public or private legal entity.

(7) PUBLIC BUILDING. A building designed for public access and maintained for the public benefit through the use of state or local government funds, including public housing, schools, day care centers, and government facilities, or any location at which Title IV of the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act, or regulations thereunder, require lead-based paint activities be performed by an accredited individual, as those terms are defined in that act, such as commercial buildings and bridges. This term shall not apply to any of the following:

a. Business facilities where access is principally limited to employees.

b. Private clubs and residences.

c. Commercial buildings.

(8) SAFE STATE. The Safe State Program, a division of the University of Alabama.

(9) STATE HEALTH OFFICER. The State Health Officer as defined in Section 22-2-8.

(Acts 1997, No. 97-553, p. 975, §2.)

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