TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER p: HAZARDOUS AND POISONOUS SUBSTANCES
PART 845 LEAD POISONING PREVENTION CODE
SECTION 845.130 REQUIREMENTS FOR LEAD ABATEMENT CONTRACTOR LICENSING
Section 845.130 Requirements for Lead Abatement Contractor Licensing
a) To conduct any lead mitigation or lead abatement activities in a regulated facility in Illinois, a person shall be licensed in accordance with the Act and this Section. To qualify for licensure as a lead abatement contractor, an applicant shall:
1) Submit a completed application on a form provided by the Department;
2) Submit a $500 non-refundable licensure fee.
A) A $250 non-refundable licensure fee, in lieu of the $500 fee, may be submitted for initial license applications received and approved by the Department between December 1 and March 1 for licenses that will expire on May 31 of the current year;
B) A $750 non-refundable licensure fee, in lieu of the $500 fee, may be submitted for initial license applications received and approved by the Department between December 1 and March 1 for licenses that will expire May 31 of the following year;
C) The non-refundable fee for a dishonored, negotiable instrument, including, but not limited to, returned checks or insufficient payment, shall be $200;
3) Submit the name of the person with a valid Illinois lead abatement supervisor license who will act as the designated lead abatement supervisor for the lead abatement contractor. The license must be held by the lead abatement contractor or an employee of the lead abatement contractor;
4) Submit a written statement signed by the contractor specifying that only lead abatement workers licensed by the Department will be employed for lead abatement;
5) Submit a copy of the contractor's written standard operating procedures and employee protection plan, which shall include the following:
A) A description of medical monitoring, respirator training and personal protective equipment programs required in Respiratory Protection Standard (OSHA); and
B) A description of safe work practices to be used when conducting lead mitigation or lead abatement that ensure compliance with this Part. The lead abatement supervisor training curricula used for training of the designated licensed lead abatement supervisor provides guidance and direction on standard operating procedures for lead safe work practices and should be referred to when preparing the work practices manual; and
6) Submit a description of all legal proceedings, lawsuits or claims that have been filed or levied against the contractor or any of his/her past or present employees or companies in regard to construction-related activities. If there are no claims against the contractor, a signed statement to that effect shall be submitted to the Department.
b) Renewal of License. All lead abatement contractor licenses shall be renewed annually. All licenses shall expire on May 31 of each year.
1) If a renewal application is received on or after May 1, but before May 31, the applicant shall pay a non-refundable late fee of $100, in addition to the $500 non-refundable renewal fee.
2) An applicant whose license has expired for a period of less than 3 years may apply to the Department for reinstatement of the license. The license shall be reinstated if the applicant submits to the Department the current license fee and a non-refundable reinstatement fee of $200 for each year the license was expired.
3) A license that has expired for more than 3 years is not eligible for renewal. In these instances, the applicant shall submit an initial application and supporting documentation, as required by this Section.
4) The non-refundable fee for a dishonored, negotiable instrument, including, but not limited to, returned checks or insufficient payment, shall be $200.
(Source: Amended at 43 Ill. Reg. 2440, effective February 8, 2019)