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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
12/3/2021

18VAC15-30-541. Lead hazard screen.

A. A lead hazard screen shall only be conducted by individuals licensed by the board as a risk assessor.

B. If conducted, a lead hazard screen shall be conducted as follows:

1. Background information regarding the physical characteristics of the residential dwelling or child-occupied facility and occupant use patterns that may cause lead-based paint exposure to one or more children age six years and under shall be collected.

2. A visual inspection of the residential dwelling or child-occupied facility shall be conducted to:

a. Determine if any deteriorated paint is present; and

b. Locate at least two dust sampling locations.

3. If deteriorated paint is present, each surface with deteriorated paint, which is determined to be in poor condition by using documented methodologies and to have a distinct painting history, shall be tested for the presence of lead.

4. In residential dwellings, two composite dust samples shall be collected, one from the floors and the other from the windows, in rooms, hallways, or stairwells where one or more children, age six and under, are likely to come in contact with dust.

5. In multi-family dwellings and child-occupied facilities, in addition to the floor and window samples required in 18VAC15-30-550 B 4, the risk assessor shall also collect composite dust samples from common areas where children, age six and under, are most likely to come into contact with dust.

C. Dust samples shall be collected in the following manner:

1. All dust samples shall be taken using documented methodologies that incorporate adequate quality control procedures.

2. All dust samples shall be sent to a laboratory recognized by EPA as being capable of performing the analysis to determine if they contain detectable levels of lead that can be quantified numerically.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 2003.

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