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-3 - Scope of Chapter; Functions of Board.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 22-37A-3 (2023)

Section 22-37A-3

Scope of chapter; functions of board.

(a) With regard to facilities, the scope of this chapter shall not exceed the requirements of Title IV of the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act.

(b) The board may develop a statewide program to identify and reduce the threat to human health posed by exposure to lead. In furtherance of this purpose, the board may perform each of the following functions:

(1) Conduct and supervise development programs and studies to determine the source, effect, and hazards of lead.

(2) Conduct research or participate in research within the state.

(3) Collect and disseminate information.

(4) Make contracts and execute instruments that are necessary or convenient to the exercise of its powers or the performance of its duties under this chapter.

(5) Encourage voluntary cooperation by persons or affected groups to achieve the purposes of this chapter.

(6) Assist persons in evaluating existing or potential health hazards from lead, including, but not limited to, health hazards from external sources that infiltrate the indoor environment and those from materials, processes, or human activities in the indoor environment.

(7) Assist persons in methods to control, remove, or minimize sources of lead.

(8) Advise, consult, and cooperate on matters of common interest in lead hazard reduction with other agencies of the state, political subdivisions of the state, industries, other states, the federal government, and interested persons or groups.

(9) Represent the state in matters relating to lead hazard reduction and apply for and receive, on behalf of the state, matching grants, gifts, donations, foundation awards, or other legitimate means of support for the intents and purposes of this chapter, and to make other decisions concerning the fiscal aspects of the powers, duties, programs, and activities of the board under this chapter.

(10) Enter into cooperative agreements or contracts to demonstrate practices, methods, technologies, or processes which may be effective in controlling sources or potential sources of lead, preventing the occurrence of lead, and reducing exposure to lead; and accept financial assistance in the form of grants from public agencies and authorities, nonprofit institutions and organizations, educational institutions, or other persons.

(11) Establish by rule a fee schedule for performing lead investigations and services, which may not in any case exceed the actual costs.

(12) Subject to the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act, publish guidelines in performing lead hazard reduction.

(Acts 1997, No. 97-553, p. 975, §3.)

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