In accordance with the Lead Poisoning Prevention Code, Section 845.27, the Illinois Department of Public Health (Department) shall license persons desiring to serve as lead abatement contractors.
A company that would like to be a licensed LEAD ABATEMENT CONTRACTOR shall submit the following information to the Department:
- An application on a form provided by the Department.
- Submit a $500 non-refundable license fee.
- A certificate of financial responsibility documenting that the contractor carries liability insurance for work performed pursuant to the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act and Code. The contractor shall notify the Department of any changes in the status of the certificate of financial responsibility, including expiration, renewal or alteration of the terms of the certificate.
The certificate of insurance shall:
- Be an original (Photocopies/Faxed copies will NOT be accepted). The Lead & Asbestos Programs must each have an original copy.
- State that the insurance includes “Lead Abatement.”
- Indicate which policy number and Insurer covers lead abatement.
- Have the name and address of the insured the same as the licensed contractor.
- Have the complete insurer name noted on the certificate (Insurance “Groups” are unacceptable).
- Be issued by an insurance company that is authorized to transact business in Illinois and approved by the Illinois Department of Insurance. If the insurance company is not approved by the Illinois Department of Insurance and is classified as a surplus line carrier, a copy of the policy declaration page with the Surplus Line Association of Illinois stamp must be submitted.
A current certificate of insurance shall be on file with the Department at all times.
The Department will suspend a contractor’s license that does not maintain a current insurance certificate. During this suspension, you shall not conduct lead abatement contractor services. Upon receipt of a current and correct certificate of insurance, the contractor license shall be reinstated.
- The name and ID number of an Illinois Lead Licensed Supervisor.
- A written statement signed by the Contractor specifying that only lead workers licensed by the Department will be employed for lead abatement.
- A copy of the Contractor's written standard operating procedures and employee protection plans, which shall include specific reference to medical monitoring and respirator training programs as required in OSHA regulations at 29 CFR 1910.1001 and 29 CRF 1926.62 (1993).
- A description detailing all legal proceeding, lawsuits, or claims which have been filed or levied against the contractor or any of his past or present employees or companies in regard to construction related activities. If none then a statement indicating that there were “none.”
- A licensed abatement contractor shall:
- Be fully knowledgeable of general renovation techniques, including lead-based paint (LBP) abatement;
- Train (or arrange for training of) workers and supervisors on engineering controls and good work practices relating to abatement and on the importance of adherence to these controls and practices;
- Assure the safety of workers and prepare a worker protection plan;
- Assure that all work is conducted in accordance with the Act and this Part; and
- Notify the Department at least 10 working days (Monday – Friday) or 14 calendar days (Sunday – Saturday) prior to commencement of any lead abatement or mitigation projects. Projects shall start on the 11 th or 15 th day;
- Notification shall be on a form provided by the Department or shall contain the same information required on the Department’s form as follows:
- Contractor’s Name and License number;
- Exact physical address of project location;
- Name, address, and phone number of owner of property being abated or mitigated;
- Start & Completion Date of project
- Start & End time of project;
- Project description
- Name of Designated Supervisor
- Contractor/Representative signature
- RENEWAL OF CONTRACTOR LICENSE. All licenses shall be renewed annually. All licenses shall expire on MAY 31 of each year. If a renewal application is received after April 30 the applicant shall pay a non-refundable LATE fee of $100 in addition to the $500 non-refundable renewal fee. An applicant whose license has expired for a period of three years or less may apply to the Department for reinstatement of the license. The license shall be reinstated if the applicant submits to the Department all lapsed license fees and a reinstatement fee of $100. A license that has expired for more than three years is not eligible for renewal. In such instances, the formerly licensed individual desiring to be licensed shall follow the application procedures as specified in the Lead Poisoning Prevention Code.
- The Department shall prepare and maintain a list of licensed lead abatement contractors.
- The Department must receive Notice of Commencement of Lead Abatement or Mitigation Project Form by fax or mail at least 10 working days or 14 calendar days prior to commencement of all lead abatement or mitigation conducted in any residential dwelling or child-care facility, including schools that are visited by children under the age of six, located in Illinois. This notification applies to all interior and exterior lead abatement or mitigation conducted in the above referenced facilities. Notification is not required for commercial/industrial buildings at this time.
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