Division of Occupational Safety to hold Public Hearing on May 24, 2010 on Proposed Amendments to 454 CMR 22.00 (Deleading) and 801 CMR 4.02 454 (16) and (18) (Licensing Fees for Lead-Safe Renovation Contractors and Lead-Safe Renovator Training Providers):

In accordance with M.G.L. c. 30A, § 2, the Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety will hold a Public Hearing to receive comments on proposed amendments to its deleading regulation, 454 CMR 22.00, which include new provisions for renovation, repair and painting work conducted in target housing and child-occupied facilities, and to 801 CMR 4.02 with regard to licensing fees charged to Lead-Safe Renovation Contractors and providers of Lead-Safe Renovator-Supervisor training. The proposed regulations are authorized by M.G.L. c. 111, §§ 189A through 199B and M.G.L. c. 149, § 6 for 454 CMR 22.00; and M.G.L. c. 7, § 3B and M.G.L. c. 111, § 197B(e) for 801 CMR 4.02 454 (16) and (18). A hearing will be held on Monday May 24, 2010, from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. in the South Street Amphitheater of the UMass Medical School at 333 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA (for directions click HERE pdf format of Directions to the South Street Campus.pdf ).

Copies of the proposed regulations may be downloaded by clicking on the respective link: 454 CMR 22.00 pdf format of Emergency Regulations 4.2.10.pdf file size 4MB and 801 CMR 4.02 454 (16) and (18).

Comments on the proposed regulation may be sent to Heather Rowe, Acting Commissioner, Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety, 19 Staniford Street, 2 nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114 until the close of business on Friday, May 28, 2010.