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The county boards of health may annually request other governmental and educational agencies having facilities within the area of the local government to establish local operating procedures in cooperation and compliance with this chapter.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.02" name="511-3-7-.02" title="511-3-7-.02">Rule 511-3-7-.02 Purpose</a></h2> <P>These regulations establish standards in accordance with Title 31 Chapter 12A to protect the citizens of Georgia from exposure to secondhand smoke in most enclosed indoor public areas to which the public is invited or in which the general public is permitted. The purpose of the Georgia Smokefree Air Act of 2005 is to preserve and improve the health, comfort and environment of the people of this State, including children, adults, and employees, by limiting exposure to tobacco smoke.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.03" name="511-3-7-.03" title="511-3-7-.03">Rule 511-3-7-.03 Applicability</a></h2> <P>These rules shall apply as follows:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Smoking shall be prohibited in all enclosed public places in this state except as permitted in <I>Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=31-12A-6&amp;title=31#" target="_newtab">31-12A-6</a></I>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Smoking shall be prohibited in all enclosed areas within places of employment except as permitted in <I>Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=31-12A-6&amp;title=31#" target="_newtab">31-12A-6</a></I>. Such prohibition on smoking shall be communicated to all current employees and to all prospective employees upon their application for employment. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.03(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The building owner, agent, operator, person in charge or proprietor of a public place shall conspicuously post the work place policy pertaining to smoking in a position clearly visible to all employees.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.03(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The building owner, agent, operator, person in charge or proprietor of a public place shall provide the work place policy pertaining to smoking in materials provided to new employees.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> These rules and regulations shall not be construed to permit smoking where it is otherwise restricted by other applicable laws.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> These rules and regulations shall be liberally construed so as to further the purposes of the Smokefree Air Act of 2005.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.04" name="511-3-7-.04" title="511-3-7-.04">Rule 511-3-7-.04 Definitions</a></h2> <P>The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation of these rules and regulations:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.04(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Act" means the Smokefree Air Act of 2005.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.04(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "County Board of Health" means a board established in accordance with Chapter 3 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.04(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Department" means Georgia Department of Public Health.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.04(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Private Club" means a facility that is not available for public use, control, or participation and is intended for or restricted to the use of a particular group or class of persons.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.04(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Reasonable Distance" means that smoking shall occur at a distance outside any enclosed area where smoking is prohibited sufficient to ensure that tobacco smoke does not enter the area through entrances, windows, ventilation systems or any other means, and to ensure that those indoors and those entering or leaving the smokefree area are not involuntarily exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.04(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Ventilation System" means the continuous supply and removal of air with respect to a space, either by natural or mechanical means, to control chemical and physical hazards as well as to maintain temperature and relative humidity.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.05" name="511-3-7-.05" title="511-3-7-.05">Rule 511-3-7-.05 Signage</a></h2> <P>The following specifications must be met to comply with the requirement related to 'No Smoking' signs.</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Visibility. 'No Smoking' signs or signs bearing the international 'No Smoking' symbol must be easily readable, be conspicuously posted, and must not be obscured in any way.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Format. The words 'No Smoking', 'Smoking Permitted', 'Smoking Permitted, No One Under the Age of 18 Allowed', and 'No Smoking Beyond this Point' must not be less than 1.5 inches in height. These signs must bear the applicable annotated code section, '<I>O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=31-12A-1&amp;title=31#" target="_newtab">31-12A-1</a></I><I>et seq.</I>'.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Smokefree Public Place. In a public place where smoking is prohibited, the building owner, agent, operator, person in charge or proprietor must conspicuously post a sign bearing the words 'No Smoking' or conspicuously post the international 'No Smoking' symbol on all entrances or in a position clearly visible on entry into the place.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.05(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Smoking Area in a Public Place. In a public place where smoking is allowed in an enclosed area, the building owner, agent, operator, person in charge or proprietor must conspicuously post a sign bearing the words 'Smoking Permitted, No One Under the Age of 18 Allowed' on all entrances or in a position clearly visible on entry into the place. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.05(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The building owner, agent, operator, person in charge or proprietor must conspicuously post a sign inside the exit of all smoking areas, if the exit leads to a smokefree area. The sign must bear the words, 'No Smoking Beyond this Point' or bear the international 'No Smoking' symbol.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.05(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Exempt Status. The building owner, agent, operator, person in charge or proprietor of a public place that is exempt from the Act must conspicuously post a sign using the words 'Smoking Permitted, No One Under the Age of 18 Allowed' on all entrances or in a position clearly visible on entry into the place. Private residences that are not used as a licensed child care, adult day care, or health care facility are not required to comply with this provision.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.06" name="511-3-7-.06" title="511-3-7-.06">Rule 511-3-7-.06 Air Handling Systems</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Statement. The building owner, agent, operator, person in charge or proprietor of a public place that includes an enclosed area in which smoking is permitted shall keep on file a written statement from a conditioned air contractor licensed by the State of Georgia or from an appropriately certified professional that the air handling system serving the enclosed area meets the requirements as set forth in the Act.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Air Balancing Firm Statement. The building owner, agent, operator, person in charge or proprietor of a public place that includes an enclosed area in which smoking is permitted shall keep on file a written statement from a certified air balancing firm that the air handling system performs as designed so as to meet the requirements as set forth in the Act.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Manufacturer Guidelines. The building owner, agent, operator, person in charge or proprietor of a public place that includes an enclosed area in which smoking is permitted shall keep on file manufacturer guidelines and specifications for the air handling system(s) in use.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Maintenance Records and Logs. The building owner, agent, operator, person in charge or proprietor of a public place that includes an enclosed area in which smoking is permitted shall keep on file all the maintenance records and logs for the current and previous year for the air handling system(s) in use.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Access to Records. The building owner, agent, operator, person in charge or proprietor of a public place must provide the statement from the licensed contractor, air balancing firm, or certified professional for inspection upon request by the Department, county boards of health, and their duly authorized agents within three working days of the request.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.07" name="511-3-7-.07" title="511-3-7-.07">Rule 511-3-7-.07 Hours of Operation</a></h2> <P>A smoke free public place must prohibit smoking twenty four hours per day in any area that does not meet the requirements pertaining to enclosed areas and smoking areas as specified in the Act.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.08" name="511-3-7-.08" title="511-3-7-.08">Rule 511-3-7-.08 Outdoor Smoking Areas</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reasonable Distance. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.08(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The building owner, agent, operator, person in charge or proprietor of a public place may designate an outdoor smoking area that is located a reasonable distance from any entrance, exit, window, vent, or air intake system of a building where smoking is prohibited.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.08(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the location of an entrance, exit, window, vent, or air intake system of a building where smoking is prohibited or if the location of a barrier, such as a wall, property line, parking lot, or street makes the reasonable distance requirement impossible to meet, then the building owner, agent, operator, person in charge or proprietor of a public place must maximize the distance between the outdoor smoking area and the entrance, exit, window, or air intake system of a building where smoking is prohibited.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ashtrays. Any ashtrays located in an outdoor smoking area shall be placed a reasonable distance from any entrance, exit, window, vent, or air intake system.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.09" name="511-3-7-.09" title="511-3-7-.09">Rule 511-3-7-.09 Enforcement</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.09(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department and the county boards of health and their duly authorized agents shall enforce the Act. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.09(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any citizen who desires to register a complaint under this Act may initiate enforcement with the Department and the county boards of health and their duly authorized agents.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.09(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department and the county boards of health and their duly authorized agents may, while an establishment is undergoing otherwise mandated inspections, inspect for compliance with this Act.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.09(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In addition to the remedies provided by this Act, the Department and the county boards of health and their duly authorized agents may apply for injunctive relief to enforce the provisions of this Act in any court of competent jurisdiction.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.09(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An owner, manager, operator, or employee of an establishment regulated by this article shall inform persons violating this article of the appropriate provisions hereof.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-3-7-.09(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The enactment of any other local law, rules and regulations of state or local agencies, and local ordinances prohibiting smoking that are more restrictive than this Act are enforceable.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.10" name="511-3-7-.10" title="511-3-7-.10">Rule 511-3-7-.10 Penalties</a></h2> <P>Individuals found in violation of the Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, if convicted, shall be punished by a fine not less than $100.00 and not more than $500.00.</P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.01" name="511-3-7-.01" title="511-3-7-.01">Rule 511-3-7-.01 Authority</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.02" name="511-3-7-.02" title="511-3-7-.02">Rule 511-3-7-.02 Purpose</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.03" name="511-3-7-.03" title="511-3-7-.03">Rule 511-3-7-.03 Applicability</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.04" name="511-3-7-.04" title="511-3-7-.04">Rule 511-3-7-.04 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.05" name="511-3-7-.05" title="511-3-7-.05">Rule 511-3-7-.05 Signage</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.06" name="511-3-7-.06" title="511-3-7-.06">Rule 511-3-7-.06 Air Handling Systems</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.07" name="511-3-7-.07" title="511-3-7-.07">Rule 511-3-7-.07 Hours of Operation</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.08" name="511-3-7-.08" title="511-3-7-.08">Rule 511-3-7-.08 Outdoor Smoking Areas</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.09" name="511-3-7-.09" title="511-3-7-.09">Rule 511-3-7-.09 Enforcement</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-3-7-.10" name="511-3-7-.10" title="511-3-7-.10">Rule 511-3-7-.10 Penalties</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 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