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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2Q: Findings, declarations

      Section: 26:2Q-3: Certification required for performance of lead evaluation, abatement work.

3. a. A person shall not perform a lead evaluation or lead abatement work unless the person is certified by the department pursuant to this act.

b. The commissioner shall establish a certification program to assure the competency of persons to perform lead evaluations or lead abatement work in a safe and reliable manner. The commissioner may establish different classes of certification reflecting the different types and complexities of lead evaluation and abatement activities.

c. The commissioner shall certify a person who satisfactorily completes the certification training course required pursuant to this act, passes an examination prescribed by the department and meets any other requirements for certification that may be established by the commissioner or by federal law.

d. The certification shall be in writing with a photo identification, signed and dated by the commissioner. It shall be carried upon the person while performing evaluation or abatement services.

e. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection a. of this section to the contrary, a person who is certified to conduct lead evaluations or perform lead abatement work in a jurisdiction outside of New Jersey is entitled to receive a New Jersey certification from the department if the person demonstrates successful completion of a training and certification program in that jurisdiction that is at least as rigorous and comprehensive as the State training and certification program.

f. Lead evaluation and lead abatement certifications shall be for a period not to exceed two years and shall be non-transferable. A person may apply for recertification during the 90-day period before the certification expiration date or the 90-day period after the certification expiration date; except that if a person applies after the certification expiration date, he shall not perform any services for which certification is required until the certification is renewed. If a certification has expired for more than 90 days, the person is required to obtain a new certification.

g. Nothing in this section shall be construed to restrict or otherwise affect the right of any person to engage in painting, woodworking, structural renovation or other indoor or outdoor contracting services that may result in the disturbance of paint, or to engage in lead safe maintenance work or lead hazard control work, but a person shall not hold himself out as certified by the department or otherwise represent that he has specialized competency to perform lead evaluation or abatement work, unless he has been certified or otherwise specifically authorized pursuant to sections 1 through 12 of P.L.1993, c.288 (C.26:2Q-1 through C.26:2Q-12).

A person for hire who seeks to engage in lead safe maintenance work or lead hazard control work shall, prior to doing so, complete such training course as may be prescribed by the Commissioner of Community Affairs and provided by a training provider accredited by the commissioner.

A person who utilizes interim controls to reduce the risk of lead-based paint exposure shall utilize only those methods approved by the appropriate federal agencies, including specialized cleaning, repairs, maintenance, painting, temporary containment, ongoing monitoring of lead-based paint hazards or potential hazards, as may be set forth under 42 U.S.C.s.4851b or those methods set forth in guidelines established by the Commissioner of Community Affairs, but shall not be required to be certified pursuant to this section unless performing lead abatement.

L.1993,c.288,s.3; amended 2003, c.311, s.18.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.

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