From the MDE:
MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency of statewide efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Under the 1994 “Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Act,” MDE assures compliance with mandatory requirements for lead risk reduction in rental units built before 1950, maintains a statewide listing of registered and inspected units, and provides blood lead surveillance through a registry of test results of all children tested in Maryland. Alleged violations typically involve a failure to register properties or meet lead risk reduction standards. The following actions were for properties alleged to be out of compliance with lead risk reduction standards:
- Patterson Park Community Development Corp., 24 affected properties, $5,475 for alleged violations.
- Jeffrey Markowicz, 1 affected property, $24,000 for alleged violations.
- Cynthia Perry, 1 affected property, $27,500 for alleged violations.
- Donald R. Coffey, 1 affected property, $22,500 for alleged violations.
- James Cannon, 1 affected property, $27,000 for alleged violations.
- Lioudmila Sokolova and Leonid Fastovsky, 4 affected properties, Defendants agreed to a penalty of $7,000.
For non-Baltimore City violations, read the press release.