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-5 - Certification of Persons Engaged in Lead Hazard Reduction on Activities; Powers of Board.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 22-37A-5 (2023)

Section 22-37A-5

Certification of persons engaged in lead hazard reduction on activities; powers of board.

(a) Before engaging in lead hazard reduction activities, a person, firm, or corporation shall be certified by the board as specified in this chapter. This subsection shall not apply to an individual performing lead abatement on a structure, or the portion of a structure that is used as his or her private residence. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this subsection shall apply to any person contracted by the home owner to perform deleading activities and also applies where the owner performs such activities in or upon another structure which is not his or her private residence or the portion thereof. For the purpose of this subsection, the term "deleading" means activities conducted by a person who offers to eliminate lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards or to plan such activities.

(b) Subject to the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act, the board shall develop and publish certification procedures for each type of contractor in lead hazard reduction activities and specify qualifications, including, but not limited to, training accreditation and blood lead tests for personnel. The satisfaction of these qualifications shall be documented by the contractor before the contractor is certified and permitted to engage in the provision of lead hazard reduction activities.

(c) The board shall establish decertification and recertification policies and procedures for each type of lead hazard service contractor.

(d) The board may establish by rule reasonable and necessary fees for the conduct of the contractor certification program and for the performance of field inspections of abatement projects. The board may adopt rules, including definitions and standards, and issue necessary orders to implement this chapter, which rules and orders shall have the effect of law.

(e) The board may enter into cooperative agreements with and accept grant assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in support of certification provisions of Title IV of the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act or from any other agency of government or under other authority to carry out the intents of this chapter.

(Acts 1997, No. 97-553, p. 975, §5.)

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