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Virginia Administrative Code
9/26/2021

Part VII. Training Course Curricula Requirements

18VAC15-30-440. General.

Training programs shall ensure that their courses of study for various lead-based paint activities disciplines cover the mandatory subject areas. Requirements listed in this part ending in an asterisk (*) indicate areas that require hands-on training as an integral component of the course. All training courses shall be discipline specific.

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.

18VAC15-30-450. Initial training criteria for lead abatement worker.

The lead abatement workers course shall last a minimum of 16 hours with a minimum of eight hours devoted to hands-on training. The training course shall address the following topics:

1. Role and responsibilities of an abatement worker.

2. Background information and health effects of lead.

3. Background information on federal, state and local regulations and guidance that pertains to lead-based paint activities.

4. Lead-based paint hazard recognition and control methods.*

5. Lead-based paint abatement and lead hazard reduction methods, including restricted work practices.*

6. Interior dust abatement methods/clean-up or lead hazard reduction.*

7. Soil and exterior dust abatement methods or lead hazard reduction.*

8. Course review.

9. 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.

18VAC15-30-460. Initial training criteria for lead abatement supervisor.

The lead abatement supervisor course shall last a minimum of 32 hours with a minimum of eight hours devoted to hands-on training. The training course shall address the following topics:

1. Role and responsibilities of an abatement supervisor.

2. Background information on lead and the adverse health effects.

3. Background information on federal, state and local regulations and guidance that pertains to lead-based paint activities including distribution and thorough review of the Virginia Lead-Based Paint Activities Regulations.

4. Liability and insurance issues relating to lead-based paint abatement.

5. Risk assessment and inspection report interpretation.*

6. Development and implementation of an occupant protection plan and abatement report.

7. Lead-based paint hazard recognition and control methods.*

8. Lead-based paint abatement or lead hazard reduction methods, including restricted work practices.*

9. Interior dust abatement/clean-up or lead hazard reduction.*

10. Soil and exterior dust abatement or lead hazard reduction.*

11. Clearance standards and testing.

12. Clean-up and waste disposal.

13. Recordkeeping.

14. Course review.

15. 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.

18VAC15-30-470. Initial training criteria for lead inspector.

The lead inspector course shall last a minimum of 24 hours with a minimum of eight hours devoted to hands-on training. The training course shall address the following topics:

1. Background information on lead.

2. Health effects of lead.

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

4. Roles and responsibilities of the lead-based paint inspector.

5. Lead-based paint inspection methods, including selection of rooms and components for sampling or testing.*

6. Paint, dust, and soil sampling methodologies.*

7. Preparation of the final inspection report.*

8. Clearance standards and testing, including random sampling.*

9. Recordkeeping.

10. Course review.

11. 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.

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.

18VAC15-30-490. Initial training criteria for lead project designer.

The lead project designer course shall last a minimum of eight hours and shall address the following topics:

1. Role and responsibilities of a project designer.

2. Development and implementation of an occupant protection plan for large scale abatement projects.

3. Lead-based paint abatement and lead-based paint hazard reduction methods for large scale abatement projects.

4. Interior dust abatement/clean-up or lead hazard control and reduction methods for large scale abatement projects.

5. Clearance standards and testing for large scale abatement projects.

6. Integration of lead-based paint abatement methods with modernization and rehabilitation projects for large scale abatement projects.

7. Course review.

8. 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.

18VAC15-30-500. Refresher training criteria.

The refresher course for all disciplines shall address the following topics:

1. An overview of current safety practices relating to lead-based paint activities in general, as well as specific information pertaining to the appropriate discipline.

2. Current federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to lead-based paint activities in general, as well as specific information pertaining to the appropriate discipline including distribution and thorough review of the Virginia Lead-Based Paint Activities Regulations.

3. Current technologies relating to lead-based paint in general, as well as specific information pertaining to the appropriate discipline.

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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