Trump Administration Unveils Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure

On December 19, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, and U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan unveiled the Trump Administration’s Federal Lead Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Associated Health Impacts (Lead Action Plan). The Action Plan is a blueprint for reducing lead …

Industry Updates: Recent DOEE Mold Forum Highlights

On December 10, 2018, the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) held its 2nd mold forum for all licensed Mold Assessment and Remediation Professional, as well as training providers. The intention was to address the proposed amendments published by DOEE on September 25, click here, as well as an educational discussion on how to notify DOEE about scheduled mold jobs and the …

EPA Enforcement Actions Help Protect Vulnerable Communities from Lead-Based Paint Health Hazards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced 140 federal enforcement actions completed over the last year to ensure that entities like renovation contractors, landlords, property managers, realtors, and others comply with rules that protect the public from exposure to lead from lead-based paint.  Exposure to lead dust, chips or debris from lead-based paint can pose serious risks to human health, …

Industry Update: DOEE Announces Proposed Amendments to D.C. Mold Regulation

 On September 25, the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) sent a letter to all licensed Mold Assessment and Remediation professionals notifying them of the proposed amendments to the District of Columbia Mold Assessment and Remediation Regulation. This proposed rulemaking, which was published in the D.C. Register on September 21, “amends the Mold Assessment and Remediation Licensure Regulations in Chapter …

District of Columbia Now Accepting Mold Professional Licensing Applications

On April 22 of this year, the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) published a final rulemaking of its licensure/certification regulations for mold assessment and mold remediation professionals. These new District of Columbia Mold Assessment and Remediation Regulations specify requirements for when mold in indoor rental properties must be addressed, as well as how to do so. The regulations also …

District of Columbia Promulgating Licensure Regulations for Mold Professionals

The implementation of regulatory requirements for licensure of mold professionals in the District of Columbia (D.C.) is now underway. In June 2015, D.C. passed into law, The Air Quality Amendment Act of 2014, Title III, Subtitle B, which amends the Rental Housing Act of 1985. The former District Department of the Environment (DDOE), recently re-designated by Mayor Muriel Bowser as …