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Ohio Lead-Safe/Free Registry

Lead has been used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint.

The owner or agent of the residential rental unit may register the residential rental unit on the lead-safe residential rental unit registry. Documentation provided must identify all units/buildings that are lead-safe.

Documentation required to list a residential property as Lead-Safe in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code, 3701-81.

For Lead-Safe Maintenance Practices for rental unit/property constructed prior to January 1, 1978.

If the owner/operator chooses to do the work him or herself to make the residential unit lead-safe, they must implement residential rental unit lead-safe maintenance practices as set forth below:

  1. Successfully complete a training program in residential rental unit lead-safe maintenance practices approved by the director of health pursuant to 3742.43 of the O.R.C. and O.A.C. 3701-81; or
  2. Hold a current US EPA renovator and firm certification; or
  3. Be an individual who is licensed, certified, or otherwise approved under the laws of another state approved by the US EPA to perform functions substantially equivalent to the US EPA RRP program; or
  4. Be an individual that currently holds an Ohio lead abatement contractor or lead abatement worker license and performs the lead-safe maintenance practices as described in O.A.C. 3701-81 and in accordance with the standards in 40 C.F.R. 745.85; and
  5. Annually perform a visual examination using a form prescribed by the director of health for deteriorated paint, underlying damage, and other conditions that may cause exposure to lead.
  6. Repair any deteriorated paint, damage, or conditions identified during the visual examination. Repairs are to be made in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local codes; and
  7. Conduct a clearance examination as required in O.A.C. 3701-81.

If an owner/operator of the residential unit chooses to hire a contractor to perform the above listed visual assessment and repair to the areas identified through the visual examination that may cause exposure to lead, the contractor must meet one of the training requirements listed in items one through four above.

Record Retention Requirements to demonstrate compliance with the Lead-Safe Rule.

The property owner/manager is responsible for retaining all records necessary to demonstrate compliance with the work practice standards set forth in O.A.C. 3701-81, for a period of 3 years. This documentation includes, but is not limited to:

After you submit your property for lead safe/free registration, the Ohio Department of Health will review the information and approve the status or ask for additional information. If you have questions about how your property qualifies for a lead-safe status, contact leadregistry@odh.ohio.gov.

 
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