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State Lead Paint Abatement Tool
Department of the Environment
Department of Health
Lead Abatement and Certification Program
Anyone, or any business, that serves as a lead paint contractor, supervisor, inspector, risk assessor, or training provider must be accredited by the State of Maryland. An individual must pass an examination and also need relevant experience. Applications and fees for accreditation are submitted to the MDE Environmental Lead Division. Lead paint abatement work includes any activity which eliminates or reduces lead paint hazards, including paint removal, replacement of components, encapsulation, or repainting. Examples of people who provide lead paint services include inspectors, trainers, workers, and supervisors.
Lead Abatement and Certification Regulations
Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program. EPA published this document to help small businesses comply with the new Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program requirements (40 CFR 745, Subpart E), issued April 22, 2008 (73 FR 21692). The guide, Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right: EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program, is for contractors, painters, property managers, maintenance personnel, and other professionals that disturb painted surfaces while working in homes and child-occupied facilities, such as child care centers and schools, built before 1978.