The Lead Hazard Prevention and Control Ordinance was unanimously approved by City Council and signed into law by the Mayor on April 9, 2008. The effective start date for the ordinance was May 9, 2008
This ordinance was developed with the primary purpose to eliminate lead hazards and prevent lead poisoning through lead-safe housing and ensuring lead-safe work practices. Preventing lead poisoning is critical to the health of our children. If a child has been exposed to lead, even at low levels, it will result in permanent damage.
Renovators are required to use lead-safe work practices when disturbing lead paint that contains lead concentrations equal or greater than 1000 ppm or 0.5 mg/cm2 on all pre-1979 buildings. When the work activities disturb or remove paint, a Lead Paint Activity Visual Inspection Form (form es-127) must be completed and remain available to City of San Diego for a period of three (3) years following the visual clearance date.
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