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 Lead Poisoning Prevention Task Force Compliance Subcommittee

Lead Poisoning Prevention Task Force Compliance Subcommittee Meeting Minutes, October 20, 2003

Conrad Reno, City of Detroit
Barb Smith, QUAT, Inc. (accredited lead trainer)
Chris Nelson, Ingham County Health Dept.(lead program)
Patrick McCoy, Legal Service of Eastern Michigan
Burt Russell, PSI, Inc. (environmental consultant)
Les Berman, U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development - Detroit
Elaine Clapp, MIOSHA
Vanessa Fluker, Attorney
Ellen Crombie, MDCH - Lead Hazard Remediation Program
Harry Dryer, MDCH - Lead Hazard Remediation Program
Daniel Lince, MDCH - Lead Hazard Remediation Program
Scott Cooper, from USEPA Region 5 was available, but not able to participate due to technical issues.

The committee affirmed the following additional meeting: November 13, 2003 at 10:00am -2:00 pm, Macauley Conference Room, Constitution Hall, Lansing, to finalize recommendations to the Task Force.

Discussion topics

The meeting involved the distillation process regarding needs for regulated entities (from the brainstorming list of the September meeting). From the list of all potential compliance needs for lead issues in the matrix (attached), the following three major areas of recommendation were identified as primary compliance issues:

1. Require lead to be a a part of all health and housing related activities
a. Lead as part of all building-related activities (target housing)
i. Renovation & remodeling
ii. Inspections
iii. Lending transactions
iv. Code compliance
v. Property cars standards
vi. Leasing transactions
vii. Include lead in all examinations for licensing
b. Lead as part of all medical activities for children
i. Pay providers only for performance of required activities
ii. Blood testing of all children 12 mos. & 24 mos.
iii. No school entry without testing
iv. Include lead in all medical curricula
v. Include lead in all examinations for licensing

1. Establish effective interagency enforcement capacities
a. Cross-Training
i. State agency staff members
ii. Health professionals
iii. Local health agencies
iv. Local building agencies
v. Private inspection professional
vi. Code enforcement officials
b. Referrals & reporting between agencies
i. Written procedures
ii. Computer systems
iii. HIPPA issues?
c. Publication of enforcement actions taken
i. Website
ii. Newsletter/regular report

2. Establish a state-wide Lead Compliance Board to facilitate policymaking and compliance
a. Authority & Function
i. Established by Executive order (crossing many Dept. lines)
ii. Authority same as member agencies (no usurping from Depts.)
iii. Policy-making
iv. Coordinate implementation of lead-related activities
v. Meet monthly for 1 year, quarterly thereafter. Theoretically expires in 2010.
b. Membership
i. One or two full-time staff
ii. No directors, program staff only.
iii. Members with practical experience, but authority to make recommendations.
iv. Nominated by agency, appointed by Gov. for length of office.
v. Representatives of State agencies to act as nucleus (voting members)
(1) DEQ
(4) LHRP
(6) FIA
(7) MDCIS (construction codes)
vi. Advisory members
(1) Local Health Depts.
(2) Atty.Genl office
(3) MDE
(4) Physicians’ organizations
(5) Home builders & remodelers (contractors)
(6) EH nurses
(7) Community Development directors
(8) Rental property owners
(9) Insurance industry
(10) Legislature
(11) Attorneys
(12) City of Detroit
(13) Real estate
(14) Lending institutions
(15) City of Grand Rapids
(16) EPA
(17) HUD
c. Funding (suggestions)
i. Member agencies
ii. Fees
iii. Federal grants
iv. Separate state budget item

The strategies and recommendations will presented in draft form to MPHI no later than October 31, 2003. Final language for the Compliance Subcommittee recommendations will be discussed at the November meeting. A tentative date of December 4 has been reserved at the Ingham County Health Dept. conference room to facilitate any meeting item requiring closure at that time.

Submitted by:
Harry Dryer, Compliance Subcommittee Coordinator


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