The Early Learning Council will continue to accept public testimony for lead testing water in child care facilities until 5pm January 25, 2018. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A link to public testimony that was received by the initial January 21, 2018 deadline can be found at this link: https://oregonearlylearning.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ELD-Public-Testimony-Received_LeadRules.pdf
Added 2/23: Additional public testimony received between January 21-25, 2016 can be found at this link: https://oregonearlylearning.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Additional-Testimony_ELD-Lead.pdf
The Early Learning Council will also receive an update on the rulemaking process for this rule set. You can find more information on this meeting here: https://oregonearlylearning.com/meeting/meetingearly-learning-council-meetings-january-25-2018/
Increasingly, information indicates lead is leaching into water through plumbing and piping. Young children are at greatest risk of health problems related to lead exposure. This rule will require all licensed and regulated child care facilities to test for lead in water using an OHA accredited laboratory, report results and require specific actions to mitigate against lead exposure if lead is present.
Draft rule language can be found at these links: