Section 3742.41 | Presumptions relative to property constructed prior to 1-1-78; registration as lead-safe residential rental unit.
(A) The director of health shall establish and maintain a lead-safe residential rental unit registry in accordance with rules adopted under section 3742.45 of the Revised Code. The director shall not impose a fee for registration of a residential rental unit on the registry.
(B) Beginning six months after the effective date of the rules referenced in division (A) of this section, the owner of a residential rental unit constructed before January 1, 1978, may implement the residential rental unit lead-safe maintenance practices specified in section 3742.42 of the Revised Code for the control of any lead hazards.
(C) After completion of the residential rental unit lead-safe maintenance practices, the owner may register the property as a lead-safe residential rental unit with the department of health for inclusion on the registry.
(D) The owner of a residential rental unit also may register the unit as a lead-safe residential rental unit with the department for inclusion on the registry if either of the following apply:
(1) The residential rental unit was or is constructed after January 1, 1978;
(2) The residential rental unit is lead free as determined by a licensed lead inspector or lead risk assessor after an inspection of the unit.
(E)(1) The owner of a residential rental unit that is subject to a lead hazard control order under section 3742.37 of the Revised Code shall register the residential rental unit on the lead-safe residential rental unit lead-safe registry after the unit passes a clearance examination, as specified in section 3742.39 of the Revised Code, indicating that the lead hazards identified in the order are controlled.
(2) The owner of a residential rental unit that is designated as housing for the elderly or senior housing by the director is exempt from the requirement to register under division (E)(1) of this section.