License Qualifications for Lead Abatement Contractor

License Qualifications for Lead Abatement Contractor In accordance with the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act and Code, the 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:

  1. An application on a form provided by the Department
  2. $500 non-refundable license fee
  3. The name and ID number of an Illinois lead licensed supervisor
  4. A written statement signed by the contractor specifying that only lead workers licensed by the Department will be employed for lead abatement
  5. 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)
  6. A description detailing all legal proceedings, 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 submit a signed statement to that effect
  7. A licensed abatement contractor shall:
    1. Be fully knowledgeable of general renovation techniques, including lead-based paint abatement
    2. 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
    3. Assure the safety of workers and prepare a worker protection plan
    4. Assure that all work is conducted in accordance with the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act and Code
  8. The Department must receive a Notice of Commencement of Lead Abatement or Mitigation Project Form by fax or mail at least 7 working days prior to commencement of all lead abatement or mitigation conducted in any residential dwelling or childcare facility, including schools that are visited by children 6 years old and younger, 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