California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 105255




(a) No person shall perform lead-related construction work on any residential or public building in a manner that creates a lead hazard.

(b) The department and any local enforcement agency may, consistent with Section 17972, enter, inspect, and photograph any premises where lead-related construction work is being performed, enter the place of business of any person who performs lead-related construction work, and inspect and copy any business record of any person who performs lead-related construction work to determine whether the person is complying with this section and any regulations specified in Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 35001) of Division 1 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations adopted by the State Department of Health Services pursuant to Sections 105250 and 124160.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever the department or a local enforcement agency determines that a condition at a location or premises, or the activity of any person at the location or premises, is creating or has created a lead hazard at the location or premises, the department or the local enforcement agency may order the owner of the location or premises to abate or otherwise correct, at the option of the owner, the lead hazard, and may order the person whose activity is creating or has created the lead hazard, to cease and desist and shall give that owner or person a reasonable opportunity to correct.

(d) It is unlawful for any person to refuse or disobey any order issued pursuant to subdivision (c).

(e) A violation of subdivision (d) shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).  Any penalties under this section shall be in addition to any other penalty or remedy provided by law.


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