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Georgia State Code
Title      31
Chapter      41  
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Title 31, Chapter 41, Section 3 (31-41-3)

As used in this chapter, the term:

(1) "Abatement" means any set of measures designed to eliminate lead-based paint hazards, in accordance with standards developed by the board, including:

(A) Removal of lead-based paint and lead contaminated dust, the permanent containment or encapsulation of lead-based paint, the replacement of lead-painted surfaces or fixtures, and the removal or covering of lead contaminated soil; and

(B) All preparation, cleanup, disposal, and postabatement clearance testing activities associated with such measures.

(2) "Accessible surface" means an interior or exterior surface painted with lead-based paint that is accessible for a young child to mouth or chew.

(2.1) "Board" means the Board of Natural Resources of the State of Georgia.

(3) "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources.

(4) "Friction surface" means an interior or exterior surface that is subject to abrasion or friction, including certain window, floor, and stair surfaces.

(5) "Impact surface" means an interior or exterior surface or fixture that is subject to damage by repeated impacts, for example, certain parts of door frames.

(6) "Inspection" means a surface by surface investigation to determine the presence of lead-based paint and the provision of a report explaining the results of the investigation.

(7) "Interim controls" means a measure or set of measures as specified by the board taken by the owner of a structure that are designed to control temporarily human exposure or likely exposure to lead-based paint hazards.

(8) "Lead-based paint" means paint or other surface coatings that contain lead in excess of limits established by board regulation.

(9) "Lead-based paint activities" means the inspection and assessment of lead hazards and the planning, implementation, and inspection of interim controls and abatement activities as determined by the department.

(10) "Lead-based paint hazard" means any condition that causes exposure to lead from lead contaminated dust, lead contaminated soil, or lead contaminated paint that is deteriorated or present in accessible surfaces, friction surfaces, or impact surfaces that would result in adverse human health effects as established pursuant to Section 403 of the Toxic Substances Control Act.

(11) "Lead contaminated dust" means surface dust in residential dwellings or in other facilities occupied or regularly used by children that contains an area or mass concentration of lead in excess of levels determined pursuant to Section 403 of the Toxic Substances Control Act.

(12) "Lead contaminated soil" means bare soil on residential real property or on other sites frequented by children that contains lead at or in excess of levels determined to be hazardous to human health pursuant to Section 403 of the Toxic Substances Control Act.

(13) "Lead contaminated waste" means any discarded material resulting from an abatement activity that fails the toxicity characteristics determined by the department.

(14) "Lead firm" means a company, partnership, corporation, sole proprietorship, association, or other business entity that employs or contracts with persons to perform lead-based paint activities.

(15) "Lead inspector" means a person who conducts inspections to determine the presence of lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards.

(16) "Lead project designer" means a person who plans or designs abatement activities and interim controls.

(17) "Lead risk assessor" means a person who conducts on-site risk assessments of lead hazards.

(18) "Lead supervisor" means a person who supervises and conducts abatement of lead-based paint hazards.

(19) "Lead worker" means any person performing lead hazard reduction activities.

(20) "Risk assessment" means an on-site investigation to determine and report the existence, nature, severity, and location of lead-based paint hazards in or on any structure or site, including:

(A) Information gathering regarding the age and history of the structure and the occupancy or other use by young children;

(B) Visual inspection;

(C) Limited wipe sampling or other environmental sampling techniques;

(D) Other activity as may be appropriate; and

(E) Provision of a report explaining the results of the investigation.

Sunday May 24 19:47 EDT


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