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PREFACE
Chapter C HOME RULE CHARTER
Chapter 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chapter 5 ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
Chapter 14 AUTHORITIES
Chapter 23 BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND COUNCILS
Chapter 36 FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES
Chapter 51 INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
Chapter 62 PENSIONS
Chapter 70 PERSONNEL
Chapter 77 POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chapter 91 SALARIES AND COMPENSATION
Chapter 120 ALARM SYSTEMS
Chapter 127 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Chapter 141 ANIMALS
Chapter 166 CABLE TELEVISION
Chapter 173 COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY CODE
Chapter 180 CONSTRUCTION CODES
Chapter 185 CONVERSION THERAPY
Chapter 188 CURFEW
Chapter 201 ELECTRIC SERVICE
Chapter 212 FEES
Chapter 219 FIREARMS
Chapter 225 FIREWORKS
Chapter 231 FIRE INSURANCE PROCEEDS
Chapter 237 FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION
Chapter 251 FOOD CODE
Chapter 272 GRAFFITI
Chapter 288 HEALTH AND SAFETY
Chapter 295 HISTORICAL AND CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
Chapter 302 HOUSE NUMBERING
Chapter 308 HOUSING
Chapter 317 INVASIVE PLANTS AND NOXIOUS WEEDS
Chapter 325 LAW ENFORCEMENT
Chapter 328 LEAD-BASED PAINT
Chapter 332 LIBRARY
Chapter 339 LICENSES AND PERMITS
Chapter 346 LITTER AND ADVERTISING MATERIAL
Chapter 353 LOITERING AND PANHANDLING
Chapter 364 MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Chapter 378 MUNICIPAL CLAIMS AND LIENS
Chapter 387 NOISE
Chapter 396 PARKS AND RECREATION
Chapter 403 PAWNBROKERS
Chapter 410 PEDDLING AND SOLICITING
Chapter 424 POLES
Chapter 431 PROPERTY SALES
Chapter 433 PUBLIC ART
Chapter 438 RAIN BARRELS
Chapter 442 RECORDS, PUBLIC ACCESS
Chapter 453 SALES
Chapter 460 SCRAP METAL DEALERS
Chapter 467 SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL
Chapter 473 SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES
Chapter 479 SIDEWALK CAFES
Chapter 485 SIGNS
Chapter 496 SOLID WASTE
Chapter 502 STORAGE FACILITIES
Chapter 505 STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
Chapter 508 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
Chapter 515 SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 521 SUSTAINABILITY
Chapter 536 TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC PROPERTY
Chapter 540 TATTOO AND PIERCING ESTABLISHMENTS
Chapter 543 TAX ABATEMENTS
Chapter 546 TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM
Chapter 549 TAXATION
Chapter 555 TREES
Chapter 564 VEHICLE NUISANCES, STORAGE OF
Chapter 570 VEHICLE REPAIR SHOPS
Chapter 576 VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
Chapter 583 VENDING MACHINES
Chapter 600 ZONING
Chapter A610 ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY
Chapter A611 BOND ISSUES AND LOANS
Chapter A612 FRANCHISE AND SERVICES
Chapter A613 GOVERNMENTAL AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Chapter A614 PLAN APPROVAL
Chapter A615 PUBLIC PROPERTY
Chapter A616 SEWERS
Chapter A617 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
Chapter A618 WATER
Chapter A619 ZONING; PRIOR ORDINANCES
Chapter DT DERIVATION TABLE
Chapter DL DISPOSITION LIST
§ 328-101.  Definitions.
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
   ABATE or ABATEMENT — The reduction of the presence of lead on surfaces and other sources that result in the possibility of lead toxicity or poisoning.
   APPROVED or APPROVAL — Granted by the City of Reading, Pennsylvania, upon satisfactory compliance with the norms of Title 10 of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Act of
1992 set forth in the guidelines for the evaluation and control of lead-based paint hazards in housing.
   CITY OF READING, PENNSYLVANIA — The City of Reading, Pennsylvania, Board of Health, Principal Health Officer, Property Improvement Division Manager, or any successor bureau or agency or any authorized representative or agent of the City of Reading, Pennsylvania.
   DWELLING — A building or structure, or a dwelling unit composed of a room or group of rooms within a structure, occupied or designed or intended to be occupied as a place for human habitation or use, or any part thereof, including any accessory building, structure, yard or fence belonging thereto or usually enjoined therewith and any institutional or nonresidential structure or a room or group of rooms within an institutional or nonresidential structure, such as day-care centers, child-care facilities, school, church or recreational facilities, including any building, structure, yard or fence belonging thereto or usually enjoined therewith, and shall include all movable or removable objects contained therein including, without limitation, toys, furniture, utensils and appliances.
   ELEVATED BLOOD LEAD LEVEL — The level of lead in the blood of a child under six years of age confirmed by venous sample to be equal to or greater than the lead level defined as elevated by the United States Centers for Disease Control.
   ENCAPSULATION — Any covering or coating that acts as a barrier between lead-based paint and the environment, the durability of which relies on adhesion and the integrity of the existing bonds between multiple layers of paint and between the paint and the substrate.
   ENCLOSURE — Use of rigid durable construction materials that are mechanically fastened to the substrate to act as a barrier between the lead-based paint and the environment.
   EXTRACTABLE OR LEACHABLE LEAD — Quantity of lead in food containers, cooking, eating or drinking utensils or tableware.
   LEAD-BASED PAINT OR COATINGS — Any paint, varnish, glaze or other applied liquid surface coating including putty or plaster which contains a quantity of lead in excess of 1.0 milligrams per square centimeter of surface.
   OCCUPANT — Any person living, sleeping, cooking, eating in or having actual possession of a dwelling.
   OWNER — Any person, firm, corporation, guardian, conservator, receiver, trustee, executor or other judicial officer who, alone or jointly or severally with others, owns, holds or controls the whole or any part of the freehold or leasehold title to any property containing a dwelling, with or without occupying actual possession thereof; and shall include, in addition to the holder of legal title, any vendee in possession thereof. In the case of an object such as a toy, item of furniture, utensils, appliance or other household item which is the property of a tenant, the tenant shall be considered the owner.
   RECOGNIZED METHOD OF ANALYSIS — Any method of lead detection and analysis recognized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development which results in measurement of lead in milligrams in a square centimeter of a particular area including, without limitation, a radioisotope X-ray fluorescent analyzer for in-place determination of lead content.
   REMOVAL — Stripping of paint from contaminated surfaces by approved method, or replacement and disposal of contaminated items.
   RISK ASSESSMENT — An official inspection conducted on a property by a suitably trained inspector and approved by the City of Reading, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of locating and identifying lead poison hazards that could affect humans, especially children.
   SOURCES — All interior surfaces of a dwelling and those exterior surfaces of a dwelling which are readily accessible to children under six years of age, such as stairs, decks, porches, railings, windows, doors and siding. Any yard or other area in the vicinity of a dwelling including, without limitation, any soil, yard or other area which may be subject to contamination from flaking or peeling lead-based coatings or any other source of lead is also considered an exposed surface.
   SURFACE — The outermost layer or superficial area (excluding paint, plaster or putty) of the interior or exterior of a dwelling including, but not limited to, the outermost layer or superficial area of walls, ceilings, floors, stairs, windows, windowsills, window frames, window sashes, doors, door frames, baseboards and woodwork and the outermost layer or superficial area of objects such as toys, furniture, utensils, appliances or other household items.