Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
As used in OAR
unless the context requires otherwise:
(1) "Administrator" means the Administrator
of the Oregon Public Health Division or any authorized representative.
Authorized representatives include employees of the Public Health Division and
employees of the affected county health agency having jurisdiction.
(2) "Division" means the Public Health
Division of the Oregon Health Authority.
(3) "Dwelling" means any enclosed space that
is wholly or partially used or intended to be used for living, sleeping,
cooking, or eating purposes by humans, and includes all grounds and other
buildings on the affected property.
(4) "Imminent Hazard" means a condition or
combination of conditions such that a person or persons are potentially exposed
to lead containing materials that are likely to cause acute illness or serious
(5) "Inspection" means
an on-site investigation that may include visual observations, interviews with
persons, technical tests and measurements, documentation of conditions, taking
of photographs, and collection of samples for testing elsewhere.
(6) "Lead Hazard" means any condition or
combination of conditions in which metallic lead, combined lead or ionic lead
is present in or around a dwelling and could potentially be inhaled or ingested
(7) "Owner" and
"Operator" mean any person or persons who jointly or severally hold legal title
to or are purchasing any dwelling or premise on contract; or who are
responsible for the care or control of any dwelling or premise as owner, agent
of the owner, executor, administrator, trustee, or guardian. For purposes of
public ownership, "owner" is defined as the chief executive officer of the
government entity which owns, leases or otherwise controls the
(8) "Person" means any
individual, partnership, association, firm, corporation, or joint venture; and
includes agencies of municipal, county, state and federal government.
(9) "Premise" or "Premises" means any
dwelling or other place of habitation; school; care facility; public or
governmental institution; or place of volunteer employment. Premises include
the grounds and any other buildings associated with and used by the occupants.
These rules do not include employee exposures or workplace conditions that
effect only employees who are subject to Federal OSHA or Oregon OSHA
means medical and administrative procedures by which the concentration of lead
in the blood of persons is measured.