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Rule 3701-81-01 | Definitions.


As used in this rule:

(A) "Deteriorated paint" means any interior or exterior paint or other coating that is peeling, chipping, chalking, or cracking, or any paint or coating located on an interior or exterior surface or fixture that is otherwise damaged or separated from the substrate, or paint on a friction or impact surface that shows abrasion or other evidence of damage to the paint from the friction or impact.

(B) "Lead free" means no lead-based paint is present in any areas of a residential rental unit, child care facility, or school subject to this section to include all of the following:

(1) The interior surfaces and all common areas of the unit, facility, or school;

(2) Every attached or unattached structure located within the same lot line as the residential rental unit, facility, or school that the owner or manager considers to be associated with the operation of the residential rental unit, facility, or school, including garages, play equipment, and fences;

(3) The lot or land that the residential rental unit, facility, or school occupies.

(C) "Lead hazard" means material that is likely to cause lead exposure and endanger an individual's health as set forth in rule 3701-32-19 of the Administrative Code. "Lead hazard" includes lead-based paint, lead-contaminated dust, lead-contaminated soil, and lead-contaminated water pipes.

(D) "Lead hazard control order" means an order issued by the director or authorized board of health under section 3742.37 of the Revised Code.

(E) "Lead-safe residential rental unit" means a residential rental unit that has undergone the residential rental unit lead-safe maintenance practices described in section 3742.42 of the Revised Code, including post-maintenance dust sampling or are registered pursuant to division (D) of section 3742.41 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Lead-safe residential rental unit registry" means a registry created by the director where the owner of a residential rental unit may list a rental property that is compliant with the requirements found in this chapter for listing a residential rental unit as lead safe.

(G) "Post-maintenance dust sampling" means a clearance examination, as defined in rule 3701-32-01 of the Administrative Code, performed by a licensed clearance technician, lead inspector, or lead risk assessor pursuant to rule 3701-32-04 of the Administrative Code.

(H) "Residential unit" means a dwelling or any part of a building being used as an individual's private residence. "Residential unit" includes a residential rental unit.

(I) "Residential rental unit lead-safe maintenance practices" means a set of standards and practices with which an owner must comply as part of the requirements to list a residential rental unit as lead safe.

(J) "Visual examination" means an examination for the presence of deteriorated paint and structural defects that may cause the deterioration of paint and noting the same on a form prescribed by the director.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3742.45
Amplifies: 3742.41 through 3742.43
Five Year Review Date: 4/1/2024