Support House Bill 977

Bill Information:  House Bill 977 would require that an activity that disturbs more than 3 square feet of painted surface in a specified building, the property owner would have to pass a test for lead-contaminated dust. It also authorizes MDE to administer a renovation, repair, and painting program consistent with federal regulations. In addition, MDE […]

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New EPA Lead Rules Effective Today

From the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning: Today, the EPA Final Rule removing the “opt-out” provision goes into effect. Owner occupants are no longer able to opt-out contractors from having to use lead safe work practices in their home if there are no children under age 6 in the property. Release reiterates that EPA […]

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Link Roundup

Whether you agree with Jimmy Carter’s politics or not, you can’t dispute the fact that he’s done some amazing humanitarian work — especially with Habitat for Humanity.  He’ll be coming to Baltimore in October to work on some HFH homes, according to Jamie Smith-Hopkins in the Baltimore Sun. And in the “Cry Me a River” […]

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New Lead Paint Renovation Rules

From the Baltimore Sun: If you renovate homes, on the side or for a living, the federal rules that apply to you will change next week for any project you take on where lead paint lurks. The regulations, put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency, have been in the works for years. You can […]

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