The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) Division of Environmental Health Asbestos and Lead Regulatory Program (ALRP) conducts monitoring and enforcement of the requirements for lead-based paint abatement activities, including licensure, training accreditation, permitting, project design, inspection, risk assessment, compliance monitoring and enforcement in pre-1978 target housing and child-occupied facilities.
The ALRP operates under the regulatory authority provided by the Vermont Regulations for Lead Control. These regulations provide the ALRP the authority to, among other things, issue lead abatement licenses and permits, accredit lead discipline training providers, and perform inspections of the permitted lead abatement worksites. They also provide ALRP the authority to follow up on tips and complaints to ensure compliance with the regulations and pursue compliance and enforcement cases when non-compliance has occurred.
The new Vermont Regulations for Lead Control have completed the rule making process and will go into effect on October 1, 2022. These regulations include new regulatory language that allow the ALRP to administer and enforce the RRP responsibilities. During the fall of 2022, the ALRP plans to apply to the U.S. EPA to adopt RRP authority.