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 IILand and Materials Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 610, Baltimore, MD 21230
(email) firstname.lastname@example.org(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.
For more information please email the Resource Management Program.
1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230