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254.172   Prevention and control of lead-bearing paint hazards in dwellings and premises.
254.174   Technical advisory committees.
254.176   Certification requirements.
254.178   Accreditation of lead training courses and approval of lead instructors.
254.179   Rules for dwellings and premises.
254.18   Lead hazard reduction in dwellings and premises; renovations.
254.181   Certificate of lead-free status and certificate of lead-safe status; fees and notification.
254.182   Repayment to general fund.
254.19   Asbestos testing fees.
254.20   Asbestos abatement certification.
254.21   Asbestos management.
254.22   Indoor air quality.
254.30   Enforcement; penalties.
254.31   Definitions.
254.33   Public policy.
254.335   Agreements with the U.S. nuclear regulatory commission transition.
254.34   Powers and duties.
254.35   Registration of ionizing radiation installations.
254.365   Licensing of radioactive material.
254.37   Enforcement.
254.38   Emergency authority.
254.39   Exceptions.
254.41   Radiation monitoring of nuclear power plants.
254.45   Penalties.
254.46   Beaches.
254.50   Definition.
254.51   Powers and duties.
254.52   Lyme disease; treatment, information and research.
254.55   Definitions.
254.56   Public places.
254.57   Smoke.
254.58   Powers of villages, cities and towns.
254.59   Human health hazards.
254.593   Authority of the department and local health departments.
254.595   Property violating codes or health orders.
254.911   Definitions.
254.916   Investigations.
254.92   Purchase or possession of cigarettes or tobacco products by person under 18 prohibited.
Ch. 254 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See definitions in s. 250.01.
subch. I of ch. 254 SUBCHAPTER I
254.01 254.01 Definitions. In this chapter:
254.01(1) (1)“Environmental health" means the assessment, management, control and prevention of environmental factors that may adversely affect the health, comfort, safety or well-being of individuals.
254.01(2) (2)“Human health hazard" means a substance, activity or condition that is known to have the potential to cause acute or chronic illness, to endanger life, to generate or spread infectious diseases, or otherwise injuriously to affect the health of the public.
254.01 History History: 1993 a. 27; 2007 a. 130.
254.015 254.015 Departmental power; designation. The department may designate a local health department to carry out a function of the department under this chapter.
254.015 History History: 1993 a. 27.
254.02 254.02 Health risk assessments.
254.02(1)(1)In this section:
254.02(1)(a) (a) “Adverse health effect" means a condition that results in human morbidity, mortality, impaired reproductive function or toxicity or teratogenic, carcinogenic or mutagenic effects.
254.02(1)(b) (b) “Health risk assessment" means the determination of the relationship between the magnitude of exposure to environmental hazards and the probability of occurrence of adverse health effects.
254.02(2) (2)The department is the lead state agency for health risk assessment.
254.02(3) (3)
254.02(3)(a)(a) The department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection, the department of corrections, the department of safety and professional services, and the department of natural resources shall enter into memoranda of understanding with the department to establish protocols for the department to review proposed rules of those state agencies relating to air and water quality, occupational health and safety, institutional sanitation, toxic substances, indoor air quality, or waste handling and disposal.
254.02(3)(b) (b) The department shall review proposed rules in the areas under par. (a) and make recommendations to the appropriate state agency if public health would be adversely impacted or if prevention of human health hazards or disease is not adequately addressed by the proposed rules. The department shall make recommendations for enforcement standards to address public health concerns of the proposed rules.
254.02(4) (4)The department and the state laboratory of hygiene shall enter into a memorandum of understanding that delineates the public health testing and consultative support that the state laboratory of hygiene shall provide to local health departments.
254.02(5) (5)The department shall assess the acute or chronic health effect from occupational or environmental human health hazards exposure as follows:
254.02(5)(a) (a) The chief medical officer for environmental health shall establish a system for assessment, collection and surveillance of disease outcome and toxic exposure data.
254.02(5)(b) (b) State agencies and local health departments shall report known incidents of environmental contamination to the department. The department shall investigate human health implications of an incident and determine the need to perform a health risk assessment. The department may require the party that is responsible for an incident to perform a health risk assessment.
254.02(6) (6)State agencies that require health risk assessments as part of their permit issuance or regulatory responsibilities shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the department that permits the state health officer to establish a risk management protocol to review and make recommendations on the completeness of the health risk assessments.
254.02 History History: 1993 a. 27; 1995 a. 27 ss. 6327, 9116 (5); 2011 a. 32; 2015 a. 55.
254.04 254.04 Authority of department of safety and professional services. Nothing in this chapter affects the authority of the department of safety and professional services relative to places of employment, elevators, boilers, fire escapes, fire protection, or the construction of public buildings.
254.04 History History: 1975 c. 413 s. 13; Stats. 1975 s. 50.60; 1993 a. 27 s. 81; Stats. 1993 s. 254.78; 1995 a. 27 ss. 6344, 9116 (5); 2011 a. 32; 2015 a. 55 s. 4093; Stats. 2015 s. 254.04.
254.05 254.05 Joint employment. The department and the department of safety and professional services may employ experts, inspectors or other assistants jointly.
254.05 History History: 1975 c. 413 s. 13; Stats. 1975 s. 50.61; 1993 a. 27 s. 82; Stats. 1993 s. 254.79; 1995 a. 27 ss. 6345, 9116 (5); 2011 a. 32; 2015 a. 55 s. 4094; Stats. 2015 s. 254.05.
subch. II of ch. 254 SUBCHAPTER II
254.11 254.11 Definitions. In this subchapter:
254.11(1) (1)“Asbestos" means chrysotile, crocidolite, amosite, fibrous tremolite, fibrous actinolite or fibrous anthophyllite.
254.11(2) (2)“Asbestos abatement activity" means any activity which disturbs asbestos-containing material, including but not limited to the repair, enclosure, encapsulation or removal of asbestos-containing material and the renovation or demolition of any part of a structure.
254.11(3) (3)“Asbestos-containing material" means asbestos or any material or product which contains more than one percent of asbestos.
254.11(4) (4)“Asbestos management activity" means an inspection for asbestos-containing material, the design of an asbestos response action or the development of an asbestos management plan.
254.11(4g) (4g)“Certificate of lead-free status" means a certificate issued by a certified lead risk assessor or other person certified under s. 254.176 that documents a finding by the assessor that a premises, dwelling or unit of a dwelling is free of lead-bearing paint as of the date specified on the certificate.
254.11(4h) (4h)“Certificate of lead-safe status" means a certificate issued by a certified lead risk assessor or other person certified under s. 254.176 that documents that the assessor detected no lead-bearing paint hazards affecting the premises, dwelling or unit of the dwelling on the date specified on the certificate.
254.11(5) (5)“Dwelling" means any structure, all or part of which is designed or used for human habitation.
254.11(5m) (5m)“Elevated blood lead level" means a level of lead in blood that is any of the following:
254.11(5m)(a) (a) Twenty or more micrograms per 100 milliliters of blood, as confirmed by one venous blood test.
254.11(5m)(b) (b) Fifteen or more micrograms per 100 milliliters of blood, as confirmed by 2 venous blood tests that are performed at least 90 days apart.
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