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144.9512 LEAD ABATEMENT PROGRAM.
    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) The definitions in section 144.9501 and in this subdivision
apply to this section.
    (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of health.
    Subd. 2. Grants; administration. Within the limits of the available appropriation, the
commissioner shall make grants to a nonprofit organization currently operating the CLEARCorps
lead hazard reduction project to train workers to provide swab team services for residential
property.
    Subd. 3. [Repealed by amendment, 2007 c 147 art 16 s 9]
    Subd. 4. Eligible grant activities. The nonprofit receiving a grant under this section must
ensure that all participating lead supervisors or certified firms are licensed and that all swab
team workers are certified by the Department of Health under section 144.9505. The nonprofit
organization may participate in the program by:
    (1) providing on-the-job training for swab team workers;
    (2) providing swab team services to meet the requirements of sections 144.9503, subdivision
4
, and 144.9504, subdivision 6;
    (3) providing lead hazard reduction to meet the requirements of section 144.9501,
subdivision 17;
    (4) providing lead dust cleanup equipment and materials, as described in section 144.9503,
subdivision
1, to residents;
    (5) having a swab team worker instruct residents and property owners on appropriate lead
control techniques, including the lead-safe directives developed by the commissioner of health;
    (6) conducting blood lead testing events including screening children and pregnant women
according to Department of Health screening guidelines;
    (7) performing case management services according to Department of Health case
management guidelines; or
    (8) conducting mandated risk assessments under section 144.9504, subdivision 2.
    Subd. 5. Swab team workers. Each worker engaged in swab team services established
under this section must have blood lead concentrations below 15 micrograms of lead per deciliter
of whole blood as determined by a baseline blood lead screening. The nonprofit organization
receiving a grant under this section is responsible for lead screening and must ensure that all swab
team workers meet the standards established in this subdivision. The nonprofit organization must
use appropriate workplace procedures including following the lead-safe directives developed
by the commissioner of health to reduce risk of elevated blood lead levels. The nonprofit
organization and participating contractors must report all employee blood lead levels that exceed
15 micrograms of lead per deciliter of whole blood to the commissioner of health.
    Subd. 6. [Repealed by amendment, 2007 c 147 art 16 s 9]
    Subd. 7. [Repealed by amendment, 2007 c 147 art 16 s 9]
    Subd. 8. [Repealed by amendment, 2007 c 147 art 16 s 9]
    Subd. 9. Program benefits. As a condition of providing swab team services under this
section, the nonprofit organization may require a property owner to not increase rents on a
property solely as a result of a substantial improvement made with public funds under the
programs in this section.
    Subd. 10. Requirements of the nonprofit organization. The nonprofit organization that
is awarded a grant under this section must prepare and submit a quarterly progress report to the
commissioner beginning three months after receipt of the grant.
History: 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13; 1998 c 273 s 10; 1999 c 86 art 1 s 30; 2001 c 79 s 1;
2002 c 379 art 1 s 41; 2003 c 130 s 12; 2004 c 206 s 27,52; 2005 c 98 art 1 s 24; 1Sp2005 c 5
art 8 s 1-4, 7; 2007 c 147 art 16 s 9