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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 295OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER ITEXAS ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD REDUCTION
RULE §295.201General Provisions

(a) Purpose. The purpose of these sections is to establish the means to control and minimize public exposure to lead by regulating lead-based paint activities in target housing and child-occupied facilities.

(b) Scope (for the purposes of certification and accreditation).

  (1) Rules application. These sections contain procedures and requirements for the accreditation of lead training providers, procedures and requirements for the certification of individuals and firms engaged in lead-based paint activities and standards for performing such activities in target housing and child-occupied facilities. These sections also require that all lead-based paint activities in target housing and child-occupied facilities be performed by certified individuals.

  (2) Exclusions. These sections do not apply to housing for the elderly or persons with disabilities, unless a child who is six years of age or younger resides or is expected to reside in that housing, nor do these sections apply to target housing with zero bedrooms. These sections also do not apply to persons who perform lead-based paint activities within residences which they own, unless the residence is occupied by a person or persons other than the owner or the owner's immediate family while the activities are being conducted or a child residing in the building has been identified as having an elevated blood lead level.

(c) Severability. Should any section or subsection in this chapter be found to be void for any reason, such finding shall not affect any other sections.


Source Note: The provisions of this §295.201 adopted to be effective February 19, 1996, 21 TexReg 968; amended to be effective May 10, 1998, 23 TexReg 4280; amended to be effective March 23, 2003, 28 TexReg 2347

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