Currently, the state board of health may promulgate rules for the cleanup of illegal drug labs. The bill requires the board to implement and promulgate rules addressing the following:
- Testing and evaluating contamination;
- Training and certifying people to assess and clean up illegal drug laboratories;
- Approval of consultants' or contractors' trainers; and
- Certifying that property meets the cleanup standards established by the board.
The board is also directed to establish fees and administrative penalties to implement these standards.
Currently, a person who documents cleaning up an illegal drug lab to the board's standards is immune from a lawsuit but the manufacturer of the illegal drugs is not immune. The bill adds, as a person who is not immune, a person convicted of possession of chemicals, supplies, or equipment with intent to manufacture the illegal drugs.
A person who violates a rule of the board is subject to a penalty of up to $15,000. The bill sets procedures for notifying a person of an alleged violation and issuing an order and establishes standards for taking administrative action and determining the penalty.