The department shall adopt and amend rules to carry out the purposes of this chapter and to ensure that state law relating to lead-based paint activities satisfies minimum requirements of federal law in all respects. In adopting the rules, the department shall consult the regulations of the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration to ensure that the rules minimize duplicative requirements. The rules are routine, technical rules in accordance with Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter II-A and may address, but are not limited to, the following:   [PL 1997, c. 375, §14 (NEW).]
1.  Licenses and certification.  Licensing lead abatement contractors and in-house lead abatement units, and certification of lead abatement professionals;  

[PL 1997, c. 375, §14 (NEW).]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1295

  • Abatement: includes , but is not limited to:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1291
  • Certificate: means a document issued to an individual by the commissioner affirming that the individual has successfully completed the training and other requirements set forth in this chapter to qualify as a lead professional. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1291
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1291
  • Lead-based paint: means paint or other surface coatings that contain lead equal to or in excess of 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1291
  • Lead-based paint activities: means inspection, risk assessment, lead abatement design, lead abatement and services related to lead-based paint such as lead screening, lead determination and deleading. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1291
  • License: means a document issued by the commissioner to a business entity or public entity, including, but not limited to, a lead abatement contractor, an in-house lead abatement unit or a lead training provider, affirming that the entity has met the requirements set forth in this chapter to engage in lead-based paint activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 1291
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 2.  Training programs.  Accreditation of training providers offering courses for lead abatement professionals and in lead awareness for homeowners and for contractors involved in renovation, remodeling and painting;  

    [PL 1997, c. 375, §14 (NEW).]

    3.  Standards of acceptable work practices.  Criteria and procedures of acceptable work practices for licensees and certificate holders and for persons exempt from licensing and certification requirements;  

    [PL 1997, c. 375, §14 (NEW).]

    4.  Standards of conduct.  Standards of acceptable professional conduct for licensees and certificate holders engaged in lead-based paint activities, as well as specific acts and omissions that constitute grounds for the reprimand of any licensee or certificate holder, the suspension or revocation of a license or certificate or the denial of the renewal of a license or certificate; and  

    [PL 1997, c. 375, §14 (NEW).]

    5.  Fees.  Establishing fees for notifications and annual fees for each license and certification category. The fees must be deposited in the Maine Environmental Protection Fund.  

    [PL 1997, c. 375, §14 (NEW).]

    SECTION HISTORY

    PL 1997, c. 375, §14 (NEW).