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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 20. MISCELLANEOUS HEALTH AND SAFETY PROVISIONS [24000 - 26217]

  ( Division 20 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 6.9.1. Methamphetamine Contaminated Property Cleanup Act of 2005 [25400.10 - 25400.47]

  ( Chapter 6.9.1 added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 570, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 2. Establishment of Remediation and Reoccupancy Standards [25400.16- 25400.16.]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 570, Sec. 1. )

25400.16.
  

(a) Property contaminated by methamphetamine laboratory activity is safe for human occupancy for purposes of this chapter only if the level of methamphetamine on an indoor surface is less than, or equal to, 1.5 micrograms per 100 square centimeters.

(b) Except as provided in subdivision (c), if property is contaminated by methamphetamine laboratory activity that included the use of lead or mercury compounds, in addition to the requirements of subdivision (a), property is safe for human occupancy for purposes of this chapter only if both of the following standards are met with regard to that property:

(1) The total level of lead is less than, or equal to, 20 micrograms per square foot.

(2) The level of mercury is less than, or equal to, 50 nanograms per cubic meter in air.

(c) Subdivisions (a) and (b) shall become inoperative on the effective date that the department, in consultation with the office, adopts a health-based target remediation standard for methamphetamine to determine when a property contaminated by methamphetamine laboratory activity only is safe for human occupancy, in which case any reference in this chapter to a human-occupancy standard specified in this section shall mean only the health-based target remediation standard for methamphetamine adopted by the department.

(d) This section does not preclude the department, in consultation with the Office of Health Hazard Assessment, from adopting stricter health-based remediation standards than required under this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 539, Sec. 2. (AB 1489) Effective January 1, 2010.)

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