From the Maryland Department of the Environment:

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 Law,” 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. The following actions were for properties alleged to be out of compliance with lead risk reduction standards:

  • Jerome Kobernick – 24 affected properties, $20,000 for alleged violations.
  • Walter & Robin Price – 18 affected properties, The defendant agreed to a penalty of $8,000.
  • Charles Schelts, et al – 9 affected properties, The defendant agreed to a penalty of $7,000. The penalty has been paid in full.
  • William Hazlehurst, Jr. – 2 affected properties, The defendant agreed to a penalty of $8,000.
  • Amapola, LLC – 1 affected property, $23,500 for alleged violations.
  • Double Eagle Properties, LLC and Benjamin Stauffer – 41 affected properties, $30,000 for alleged violations.
  • Elaine C. G. Parker – 8 affected properties, $60,000 for alleged violations.
  • Levon Evans – 2 affected properties, 27,500 for alleged violations.
  • Kenyatta Kerr – 2 affected properties, $23,000 for alleged violations.
  • Nicholas G. Lodowski – 13 affected properties, 40,000 for alleged violations.
  • Nicole Amos – 2 affected properties, $35,000 for alleged violations.
  • Lashon D. Jones-Warren – 1 affected property, $31,500 for alleged violations.
  • Gail Blaze – 2 affected properties, $45,000 for alleged violations.
  • Joyce Stevens – 4 affected properties, $35,000 for alleged violations.
  • Salvatore P. Sabatino and Thomas L. Sabatino – 2 affected properties, $24,000 for alleged violations.
  • Michael Brown – 6 affected properties, $22,000 for alleged violations.

In addition, the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program accredits and enforces performance standards for inspectors and contractors working in lead hazard reduction. The following actions are for contractors and inspectors alleged to be out of compliance with state regulations:

  • Leatrice Cooper – MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty seeking $15,000 for alleged violations.

You can read the full press release here.