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:
- Rodwell Bailey – Baltimore City: 2 affected properties, $16,500 for alleged violations.
- Randolph Jackson – Baltimore City: 2 affected properties, $32,000 for alleged violations.
- The Paradigm Group, LLC, Christina Abdulghani & Tareq Abdulghani – Baltimore City: 23 affected properties, $70,000 for alleged violations.
- Glen E. Adams & Edith J. Adams – Baltimore City: 2 affected properties, $44,000 for alleged violations.
- Steve Kalifa, Edgemere Investment, LLC & Dumbarton Investment, LLC – Baltimore City: 3 affected properties, $35,000 for alleged violations.
- E. Geronimo Robinson – Baltimore City: 1 affected property, $26,500 for alleged violations.
- Darnell Collins, Jr. – Baltimore City: 2 affected properties, $17,000 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 action is for a contractor and inspector alleged to be out of compliance with state regulations:
- Wanda Simpson – Baltimore City & Anne Arundel County: On July 22, 2010, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty seeking $5,000 for alleged violations.