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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

18VAC15-30-510. General requirements.

A. This part establishes work practice standards for conducting lead-based paint activities in target housing and child-occupied facilities.

B. Notification shall be sent by the licensed lead abatement contractor to the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry prior to the commencement of any lead-based paint abatement activities. The notification shall be sent in a manner prescribed by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.

C. No licensed lead abatement contractor shall enter into a contract to perform a lead abatement project if the lead inspection or project design is to be performed by individuals with an employer/employee relationship with, or financial interest in, the lead abatement contractor unless the contractor provides the building owner with a "Virginia Lead Consumer Information and Disclosure Sheet," which is available from the board. Persons licensed to perform post-abatement clearance procedures shall be independent of and have no financial interest in or an employer/employee relationship with the licensed lead abatement contractor.

D. The relationships described in subsection C of this section must be disclosed, and the disclosure form must be signed and dated by the building owner or the building owner's agent and the contracting entity prior to the signing of any contract to conduct lead-based paint activities. The contractor must provide the disclosure form to all parties involved in the lead abatement project. The disclosure form shall be kept on the lead abatement project site and available for review.

E. When performing a lead-based paint inspection, lead-hazard screen, risk assessment, or abatement, a licensed individual must perform that activity in compliance with documented methodologies. The following documented methodologies that are appropriate for this chapter are incorporated by reference:

1. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing, Second Edition, July 2012.

2. 40 CFR Part 745, Subpart D (January 6, 2020, update).

3. EPA Guidance on Residential Lead-Based Paint, Lead-Contaminated Dust and Lead-Contaminated Soil (60 FR 47248-47257, September 11, 1995).

4. EPA Residential Sampling for Lead: Protocols for Dust and Soil Sampling, Final Report (EPA 747-R-95-001, March 1995).

F. Individuals conducting lead-based paint activities shall comply with the work practice standards enumerated in this chapter.

G. Any lead-based paint activities, as described in this chapter, shall be performed only by individuals licensed by the board to perform such activities.

H. All reports and plans required by 18VAC15-30-520 through 18VAC15-30-651 shall be maintained by the licensed firm or individual who prepared the report for at least three years. The licensed firm or individual also shall provide copies of these reports to the building owner or person who contracted for its services.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 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; Volume 23, Issue 3, eff. December 1, 2006; Volume 39, Issue 23, eff. September 1, 2023.

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