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26.16.02.00.htm 26.16.02.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 16 LEAD Chapter 02 Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Authority: Environment Article, §1-404, 6-801―6-852, and 6-1001―6-1005, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.16.02.01.htm 26.16.02.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter establishes requirements and standards for the maintenance and inspection of residential rental properties.
26.16.02.02.htm 26.16.02.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following words have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Accredited" means accredited by the Department of the Environment under provisions of COMAR 26.16.01.2) Component.. a) "Component" means an architectural element of a dwelling unit, common area, or exterior surface, identified by type and location.b) "Component" includes, but is not limited to:. i) A bedroom wall;. ii) An exterior window sill;.
26.16.02.02-1.htm 26.16.02.02-1. 02-1 Incorporation by Reference.. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing (June 1995 edition) Chapter 7: Lead-Based Paint Inspection (1997 Revision) is incorporated by reference.
26.16.02.03.htm 26.16.02.03. 03 Certificate to Verify Satisfaction of the Risk Reduction Standard.. A. The owner of a rental property shall:. 1) Verify compliance with the risk reduction standard of Environment Article, §6-815, Annotated Code of Maryland, by an inspection for lead-contaminated dust, as specified in §B of this regulation, provided that any chipping, peeling, or flaking paint has been removed or repainted on the exterior painted surfaces of the residential building in whic
26.16.02.04.htm 26.16.02.04. 04 Certification of Lead-Safe Housing.. A. An accredited lead paint inspection contractor may issue a certificate of lead-safe housing following an inspection that:1) Establishes compliance with the risk reduction standard as specified in Environment Article, §6-815, Annotated Code of Maryland;2) Incorporates the lead dust sample location methods set forth in §B(3) of this regulation; and. 3) Verifies that all windows are either lead-free or have been treated so t
26.16.02.05.htm 26.16.02.05. 05 Certification of Housing as Lead-Free.. A. An accredited lead paint inspection contractor may issue a certificate of lead-free housing after an inspection that verifies that all painted interior and exterior surfaces of an affected property meet Regulation .02B(7) of this chapter.B. An accredited lead paint inspection contractor may issue a certificate of limited lead-free housing after an inspection that verifies that all painted interior and exterior surfaces of an affected
26.16.02.06.htm 26.16.02.06. 06 Issuance of Failing Certificate.. A. If an inspection demonstrates that a unit has not been brought into compliance with the applicable standards under Environment Article, §6-804, 6-815, or 6-819, Annotated Code of Maryland, the unit is considered to have failed the inspection and a failing certificate shall be issued.B. If a unit fails inspection, the lead paint inspection contractor shall submit a copy of the failing certificate to the Department within 30 calenda
26.16.02.07.htm 26.16.02.07. 07 Encapsulant Coating of Lead-Based Paint.. A. Application of an encapsulant coating used to meet risk reduction standards under Environment Article, §6-819(a)2) Annotated Code of Maryland, shall conform to the standards of this regulation.B. An encapsulant coating using fiberglass mats shall:. 1) Fully cover the surface which contains lead-based paint; and. 2) Be secured at all edges.. C. The use of encapsulant coating with any product which does not include a
26.16.02.08.htm 26.16.02.08. 08 Invalid Certificate.. A. A certificate is invalid if the inspector or risk assessor is not accredited at the time it is issued.B. A certificate issued by an accredited inspector or risk assessor following procedures set forth in the lead paint inspection contractor's approved protocols, as required by COMAR 26.16.01.09, may be invalidated by the Department if:1) The accreditation of the lead paint inspection contractor had expired before the issuance of the certificate; and
26.16.02.9999.htm 26.16.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―07 adopted as an emergency provision effective February 24, 1996 (22:24 Md. R. 1884). Regulations .01―07 adopted effective August 12, 1996 (23:16 Md. R. 1177). Regulation .02B amended effective February 22, 1999 (26:4 Md. R. 274) February 17, 2003 (30:3 Md. R. 182) September 29, 2003 (30:19 Md. R. 1335)Regulation .02-1 adopted effective February 17, 2003 (30:3 Md. R. 182).
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