“Abatement” means the owner’s intent is to permanently eliminate a lead problem or there is a lead poisoned child in the household.  Lead-safe renovators are not trained or certified to do lead abatement.  In most states, the contractor must take a 4 to 5 day lead abatement contractor/supervisor course and pass a third party examination to becom a lead abatement contractor.

“Accredited training program” means a training program that has been accredited by EPA or a state with authorization from EPA to provide training for persons engaged in renovation.

“Course agenda” means an outline of the key topics to be covered during a training course, including the time allotted to teach each topic.

“Course test” means an evaluation of the overall effectiveness of the training, which shall test the trainees’ knowledge and retention of the topic covered during the course.

“Course test blueprint” means written documentation identifying the proportion of course test questions devoted to each major topic in the course curriculum.

“Emergency renovation project” means a renovation activity that was not planned but resulted from a sudden, unexpected event (such as non-routine failures of equipment) that, if not immediately attended to presents a safety or public health hazard, or threatens equipment and/or property with significant damage.

“G Number” means an accounting code for students that paid a third-party reseller for a seat in a Seagull course.  This number is used to track the student through the entire process insuring that all parties are paid and accounted for.

“Guest Instructor” means a person designated by the training manager or principal instructor to provide instruction specific to the lecture, hands-on activities or work practice components of a course.

“Hands-on skills assessment” means an evaluation, which tests the trainees’ ability to satisfactorily perform the work practices and procedures called Skill Sets.

“HEPA vacuum” means a vacuum cleaner, which has been designed with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter as the last filtration stage. A HEPA filter is a filter that is capable of capturing particles of 0.3 microns with 99.97 percent (99.97%) efficiency. The vacuum cleaner must be designed, so that all the air drawn into the machine is expelled through the HEPA filter with none of the air leaking past it.

“Lead-based paint (LBP)” means paint or other surface coatings that contain lead equal to or in excess of 1.0 milligram(s) per square centimeter (mg/cm2), mg/cm2, or 0.5 percent (0.5%) by weight or 5000 parts per million (ppm).

“Minor repair and maintenance activities” are activities, including minor heating, ventilation or air conditioning work, electrical work, and plumbing, that disrupt 6 square feet or less of painted surface per room for interior activities or 20 square feet or less of painted surface for exterior activities where none of the work practices prohibited or restricted in Rule 391-3-24-.10(3)(c) are used and where the work does not involve window replacement or demolition of painted surface areas. When removing painted components, or portions of painted components, the entire surface area removed is the amount of painted surface disturbed. Jobs, other than emergency renovations, performed in the same room within the same 30 days must be considered the same job for the purpose of determining whether the job is a minor repair and maintenance activity.

“Pamphlet” means the EPA pamphlet titled Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers and Schools developed under section 406(a) of TSCA for use in complying with section 406(b) of TSCA or any Division pamphlet approved by EPA pursuant to 40 CFR 745.326 that is developed for the same purpose. This includes reproductions of the pamphlet when copied in full and without revision or deletion of material from the pamphlet except for the addition or revision of the Division’s sources of information.

“Principal instructor” means the person who has the primary responsibility for organizing and teaching a particular course.

“Recognized test kit” means a commercially available kit recognized by EPA under 40 Code of Federal Regulations 745.88 as being capable of allowing a user to determine the presence of lead at levels equal to or in excess of 1.0 milligrams per square centimeter (mg/cm2), or more than 0.5 percent (0.5%) lead by weight, in a paint chip, paint powder, or painted surface.

“Renovation” means the modification of any existing structure, or portion thereof, that results in the disturbance of painted surfaces, unless that activity is performed as part of an abatement as defined by this Rule. The term renovation includes (but is not limited to): the removal, modification or repair of painted surfaces or painted components (e.g., modification of painted doors, surface restoration, window repair, surface preparation activity (such as sanding, scraping, or other such activities that may generate paint dust)); the removal of building components (e.g., walls, ceilings, plumbing, windows); weatherization projects (e.g., cutting holes in painted surfaces to install blown- in insulation or to gain access to attics, planing thresholds to install weather-stripping), and interim controls that disturb painted surfaces. A renovation performed for the purpose of converting a building, or part of a building, into target housing or a child-occupied facility is a renovation. The term renovation does not include minor repair and maintenance activities.

“Renovation activities” mean any activities performed during a renovation including dust sampling following renovation.

“RRP” means Renovation, Repair & Painting

“Training course curriculum” means an established set of course topics for instruction in an accredited training program for a particular discipline designed to provide specialized knowledge and skills.

“Training hour” means at least 50 minutes of actual teaching, including, but not limited to, time devoted to lecture, learning activities, small group activities, demonstrations, evaluations, and/or hands-on experience.

“Training manager” means the person responsible for administering an accredited training program and monitoring the performance of principal instructors and guest instructors.

“Visual inspection for clearance testing” means the visual examination of a residential dwelling or a child-occupied facility following an abatement to determine whether or not the abatement has been successfully completed.

“Wet disposable cleaning cloth” means a commercially available, pre-moistened white disposable cloth designed to be used for cleaning hard surfaces such as uncarpeted floors or counter tops.

(100) “Wet mopping system” means a device with the following characteristics: A long handle, a mop head designed to be used with disposable absorbent cleaning pads, a reservoir for cleaning solution, and a built-in mechanism for distributing or spraying the cleaning solution onto a floor, or a method of equivalent efficacy.

“Work area” means the area that the certified renovator establishes to contain the dust and debris generated by a renovation.

“Zero (0)-bedroom dwelling” means any residential dwelling in which the living area is not separated from the sleeping area. The term includes efficiencies, studio apartments, dormitory housing, military barracks, and rentals of individual rooms in residential dwellings.

    In many cases, definitions vary between EPA and the various authorized states.  The following definitions are the training related definitions from the State of Georgia.  They have proven to be a good middle of the road version.