Town of Chili, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Chili 3-17-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993 (Ch. 70 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 210.

§ 329-1 Purpose.

It is the purpose of this chapter to promote the public health, safety and general welfare by provisions designed to:
A. 
Regulate methods of lead-based paint removal which are dangerous to health, safety and property.
B. 
Protect the health, safety and welfare of those workers participating in the removal of lead-based paints.
C. 
Protect the health, safety and welfare of residents and individuals who are in and around the work area where lead-based paints are being removed.

§ 329-2 General precautions.

The following precautions must be taken prior to the commencement of removing lead-based paint:
A. 
The work area must be enclosed so that children, bystanders, pets and other living animals can not enter into the work area and contaminants can not escape into the environment. Only workers should be allowed into the work area.
B. 
For interior work, floors must be covered with drop cloths. Furniture and/or other objects in the work area must be tightly sealed in plastic or removed to protect them from the enormous increase in lead-bearing dust.
C. 
For exterior work, windows and vents must be sealed to prevent lead-bearing dust from entering the structure. Ground cloths must be used to collect paint chips and debris.

§ 329-3 Safety precautions.

The following safety precautions must be followed during the removal of lead-based paint:
A. 
There shall be no exposed areas of skin on all workers at all times while removing lead-based paint.
B. 
Workers shall wear a filtered respirator approved by NIOSH or MSHA at all times while removing lead-based paint.
C. 
Safety goggles must be worn at all times to protect eyes from flying paint chips and flakes.
D. 
Rubber gloves must be worn at all times when a solvent is used to prevent absorption of solvents and paint removers through the skin.
E. 
Before leaving the work area, clothes must be vacuumed.

§ 329-4 Methods of removal.

The following methods are allowed for removal of lead-based paint:
A. 
Scraping.
B. 
Use of solvents.
C. 
Replacement of lead-painted trim, moldings, doors, window sills and other components.

§ 329-5 Prohibited methods of removal.

A. 
The following methods of removing lead-based paint are expressly prohibited:
(1) 
Use of any type of power sander.
(2) 
Use of gas-fired torches, infrared lamps and electric high-heat sources.
B. 
Exterior work can not occur during periods where the wind speed is in excess of five miles per hour.

§ 329-6 Cleanup.

The following cleanup practices must be adhered to:
A. 
The work area must be cleaned thoroughly at the end of each workday. All debris must be collected and properly disposed of at the Monroe County hazardous waste disposal site.
B. 
A protective mask and clothing leaving no exposed areas of skin must be worn during cleanup.
C. 
All surfaces in the work area must be washed.
D. 
Work clothes shall be washed separately from other laundry items.
E. 
Shoes, gloves and other types of protective clothing that can not be washed must be vacuumed.

§ 329-7 Enforcement; penalties for offenses.

A. 
Any and all violations of this chapter must be corrected immediately.
B. 
Enforcement shall be by the Code Enforcement Officer.
[Amended 12-3-2008 by L.L. No. 4-2008]
C. 
The Monroe County Health Department shall determine the content of paint suspected of having a base of lead.
D. 
Any violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a stop-work order until all violations are corrected.
E. 
A continued violation shall result in the issuance of an appearance ticket and is subject to the following penalties: a fine of $500 or five days in jail, or both.