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§23-24.6-6  Interagency coordinating council on environmental lead. –

Published: 2015

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Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-24.6

Lead Poisoning Prevention Act

SECTION 23-24.6-6

   § 23-24.6-6  Interagency coordinating

council on environmental lead. –

(a) There is established an interagency coordinating council on environmental

lead within the department of health consisting of six (6) members.

   (b) The purpose of the council shall be as follows:

   (1) To coordinate the activities of its member agencies with

respect to: (i) environmental lead policy; (ii) the development of educational

materials; (iii) drafting regulations which have as their purpose reducing or

preventing lead poisoning; and (iv) enforcement of laws, regulations, and

ordinances pertaining to lead poisoning and lead poisoning prevention.

   (2) To recommend the adoption of policies with regard to the

detection and elimination of the hazards to the public posed by exposure to

lead in the environment;

   (3) To recommend the adoption of policies with regard to the

screening and treatment of individuals suffering from elevated exposures to

environmental lead; and

   (4) To report on or before March 1 of each year to the

governor, speaker of the house and the president of the senate on both the

progress of the comprehensive environmental lead program and recommendations

for any needed changes in legislation, which report shall at a minimum: (i)

provide by city and town, the incidence and levels of lead poisoning; (ii)

describe educational programs; (iii) summarize regulations adopted pursuant to

the provisions of this chapter and chapter 128.1 of title 42, and state the

number of enforcement actions pursuant to this chapter initiated, the number

completed or closed due to successful remediation of lead hazards, the number

completed or closed for other reasons (which reasons shall be explained), and

the number that remain open (including information on how long such actions

have been open and the reasons they have not been completed).

   (c) The members of the council shall be as follows:

   (1) There shall be five (5) ex officio members: the director,

the director of environmental management, the director of human services, the

attorney general, and the executive director of the housing resources

commission or their designees.

   (2) There shall be one local government official, who shall

have knowledge of lead hazard reduction programs at the local level, appointed

by the president of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns.

   (3) [Deleted by P.L. 2002, ch. 187, § 2 and by P.L.

2002, ch. 188, § 2.]

   (d) The members shall elect from among their members a

chairperson, a vice chairperson, and secretary.

   (e) The council shall meet at the call of the chairperson,

but not less than quarterly. The director shall provide any meeting and hearing

rooms and secretarial staff that the council may require.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1991, ch. 355, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 180, § 51; P.L. 2002, ch.

187, § 2; P.L. 2002, ch. 188, § 2.)