What is a Modified Risk Reduction Certification?
This type of inspection requires both a Visual Inspection and a Dust Inspection and is generally conducted in an occupied unit in response to either:
(a) a notice of defective paint or related conditions which may increase the risk of lead exposure; or
(b) a notice that a child or pregnant woman in the unit has a lead level of 10 micrograms or higher per deciliter of blood.
Prior to the Visual Inspection, the property owner should review the lead hazard reduction requirements of the law. All work performed to meet the lead hazard reduction standards, including cleaning, must be conducted by an MDE accredited contractor or supervisor.
After all work has been completed, an accredited Lead Paint Visual Inspector or Lead Paint Risk Assessor may verify that the necessary work has been satisfactorily completed and can then issue the certificate.
For additional information contact the Maryland Department of the Environment, Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at 410-537-3825 or 1-800-776-2706 (TDY 1-800-735-2258)