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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 15. Virginia Board For Asbestos, Lead, And Home Inspectors
Chapter 30. Virginia Lead-Based Paint Activities Regulations

18VAC15-30-480. Initial training criteria for lead risk assessors.

The lead risk assessor course shall last a minimum of 16 hours and shall address the following topics with a minimum of four hours devoted to hands-on training, which includes site visits:

1. Role and responsibilities of a risk assessor.

2. Regulatory review. This entails a discussion of applicable federal, state and local regulations that pertain to lead-based paint, including distribution and thorough review of this chapter.

3. Collection of background information to perform risk assessment.

4. Visual inspection for the purpose of identifying potential sources of lead-based hazards.*

5. Sources of environmental lead contamination such as paint, surface dust, water, air, packaging, and food.

6. Lead hazard screen protocol.

7. Sampling for other sources of lead exposure.*

8. Interpretation of lead-based paint and other sampling results.

9. Development of hazard control options, the role of interim controls, and operations and maintenance activities to reduce lead-based paint hazards.

10. Preparation of a final risk assessment report.

11. Course review.

12. Examination.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 2, eff. November 13, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 2003.

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