Land Regulations Public Hearings, Meetings and Request for Comments

Up to Date as of April 25, 2020.

·         Notice of public comment concerning the proposed action to revise the regulations under COMAR 26.02.01 Blood Lead Reporting; COMAR 26.02.07 Procedures for Abating Lead Containing Substances from Buildings; COMAR 26.16.01 Accreditation and Training for Lead Paint Abatement Services; COMAR 26.16.02 Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing; COMAR 26.16.05 Procedures for Performing Lead Paint Abatement Services; and to adopt new regulations under COMAR 26.16.08 Environmental Investigations, a new chapter.

The Maryland Department of the Environment is accepting public comments on its proposal to amend the lead regulations in order to 1) update the blood lead reporting requirements for health care providers and medical laboratories that perform blood lead level testing on children; 2) amend the State’s dust-lead level standards used for post-abatement clearance testing and satisfying the risk reduction standards for pre-1978 residential rental properties; and 3) establish procedures, consistent with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development guidelines, for performing environmental investigations for cases of children under the age of 6 and pregnant women diagnosed with elevated blood lead levels.

The full text of the proposed regulations was published in the Volume 47,Issue 9 of the Maryland Register on April 24, 2020.

Interested parties may submit written or oral public comments on the proposed action through May 26, 2020 to:​

Erica Chapman, Administrator II
Land and Materials Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 610, Baltimore, MD 21230

(ph) 410-537-3304
​(fax) 410-537-3002

If submitting a written comment, please include “Proposed Lead Regulations” in the subject line. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Contact Information

For more information please email the Resource Management Program