(410 ILCS 45/11.1)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1311.1)
Licensing of lead abatement contractors and workers.
Except as otherwise provided in this Act, performing lead abatement or
mitigation without a license is a Class A misdemeanor.
The Department shall provide by rule for the licensing of lead
abatement contractors and lead abatement workers and shall establish
standards and procedures for the licensure. The Department
may collect a reasonable fee for the licenses. The fees shall
be deposited into the Lead Poisoning Screening, Prevention, and
Abatement Fund and used by the Department for the costs of
licensing lead abatement contractors and workers and other activities
prescribed by this Act.
The Department shall promote and encourage minorities and females and
minority and female owned entities to apply for licensure under this Act
as either licensed lead abatement workers or licensed lead abatement
The Department may adopt any rules necessary to ensure proper
implementation and administration of this Act and of the federal Toxic
Substances Control Act, 15 USC 2682 and 2684, and the regulations promulgated
thereunder: Lead; Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Activities (40 CFR 745).
The application of this Section shall not be limited to the activities taken in
regard to lead poisoned children and shall include all activities related to
lead abatement, mitigation and training.
Except as otherwise provided by Department rule, on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, any licensing requirement adopted pursuant to this Section that may be satisfied by an industrial hygienist licensed pursuant to the Industrial Hygienists Licensure Act repealed in this amendatory Act may be satisfied by a Certified Industrial Hygienist certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
(Source: P.A. 98-78, eff. 7-15-13.)