New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C. 5:17) contains the following definitions:

“Owner” means building owner or his agent. In the case of evaluation and testing services, “owner” shall include the client of the evaluation firm if other than the owner.

“Lead-based paint” means paint or other surface coating material that contains lead equal to or in excess of 1.0 milligrams per centimeter squared or in excess of 0.5 percent by weight, or such other level as may be established by Federal law.

“Lead-based paint hazard” means any condition that causes exposure to lead from lead-contaminated dust or soil or lead-contaminated paint that is deteriorated or present in surfaces that would result in adverse human health effects.

24:14A-5. Lead paint upon interior of building or exterior surface accessible to children; public nuisance:
The presence of lead paint upon the interior of any dwelling or upon any exterior surface that is readily accessible to children causing a hazard to the occupants or anyone coming in contact with such surfaces is hereby declared to be a public nuisance.

55:13A-7. Tenement Houses and Public Housing – 55:13A-7(w) Rules, regulations:
The commissioner shall issue and promulgate, in the manner specified in section 8 of P.L.1967, c.76 (C.55:13A-8), such regulations as the commissioner may deem necessary to assure that any hotel or multiple dwelling will be maintained in such manner as is consistent with, and will protect, the health, safety and welfare of the occupants or intended occupants thereof, or of the public generally.

Any such regulations issued and promulgated by the commissioner pursuant to this section shall provide standards and specifications for such maintenance materials, methods and techniques, fire warning and extinguisher systems, elevator systems, emergency egresses, and such other protective equipment as the commissioner shall deem reasonably necessary to the health, safety and welfare of the occupants or intended occupants of any units of dwelling space in any hotel or multiple dwelling, including but not limited to:

Presence of lead-based paint hazards in multiple dwellings and in single-family and two-family dwellings, exclusive of owner-occupied dwelling units, subject to P.L.2003, c.311 (C.52:27D-437.1 et al.). In a common interest community, any inspection fee for and violation found within a unit which is solely related to this subsection shall be the responsibility of the unit owner and not the homeowners’ association, unless the association is the owner of the unit.

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