The Early Learning Council will begin rulemaking to adopt permanent administrative rules relating to testing water for lead in licensed and regulated child care facilities. These rules have been redrafted with some corrections and additions for public comment.
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:
The public comment period will close January 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.