Maine State IAQ Resources PDF Print E-mail

Many people are available to assist with questions that arise in the day to day operations of a building. Often, the toughest part of any question is figuring out who to call for help. This list is intended to help with that step by providing contact information relative to a few key topics. The following people can provide information about best practices and any regulations that may be involved.

Above Ground Tanks

State Fire Marshal's Office
624-8744
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Air Quality in Public Buildings and Schools

Bureau of General Services
Larry Mare
(207) 624-7355
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http://www.maine.gov/bgs/
Statutory Authority: Title 5, §1742 E et seq

Asbestos

Dept. of Environmental Protection
Carole Cifrino
287-7720
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Chemical Management

Dept. of Environmental Protection

Ann Pistell
287-7703
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Dept. of Labor
Local Fire Department
Steve Greeley
624-6400
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Local Fire Department
The local fire department is also a resource.

Computer Disposal

Dept. of Environmental Protection
Ann Pistell
287-7703
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Energy Conservation

Maine Energy Education Project
Peter Zack - Green Schools
625-7833
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Dept. of Economic and Community Development
Chris Carroll - general information
624-9800
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Hazardous Waste

Dept. of Environmental Protection
Cherrie Plummer
287-7882
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Health and Safety Resources

Dept. of Labor
Steve Greeley
624-6400
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Maine School Management Association
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622-3473 or 1-800-660-8484

IAQ Testing: Organic Chemicals

Note: Testing for mold is not usually necessary as its identification will not eliminate the problem)

DHS Environmental Testing Laboratory
Radon: Cheryl Baker, Radiation Section Molds: Julie Crosby
Cheryl: 287-1714
Julie: 287-1706
http://www.state.me.us/dhs/etl/homepage.htm
Statutory Authority: Title 22

Lamps

Dept. of Environmental Protection
Ann Pistell
287-7703
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Lead

Dept. of Environmental Protection
Carole Cifrino
287-7720
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Loans for IAQ Problems in public schools and other infrastructure needs

Maine Municipal Bond Bank
Gregory Connors
622-9386, 1-800-821-1113
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http://www.mainebondbank.com
Statutory Authority: Title 30-A §5953-E and §6006-F

Mercury

Dept. of Environmental
Ann Pistell
287-7703
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Pesticides/Pest Management

Dept. of Agriculture
Kathy Murray
287-7616
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http://www.state.me.us/agriculture/schoolipm/
http://www.thinkfirstspraylast.org
Statutory Authority: Title 7 §2401-2403 and Rules 01-026 Chapter 31, and Title 22 MRSA §1471 C & D.

Private Property, Tenants, and Municipalities

Local Municipal Health Officers
Call Your Local Municipality
2001 Health Officer Manual is available through the Maine MunicipaAssociation site at http://www.memun.org/resources/members/PDF_Data/Health_officer.PDF or http://www.memun.org
Contact Marcie Sanders at 287-8016 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to have a manual mailed to you.
Statutory Authority: Title 17 §2702 and §2741
Note: Maine law requires that all municipalities appoint a Health Officer. While the law says the Health officer will investigate nuisances, there is no remedy when they choose not to do so.

Radon

Maine Radiation Control Program
Bob Stilwell for questions about radon (not for testing)
287-5676 or 1-800-232-0842
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http://www.state.me.us/dhs/eng/rad/hp_radon.htm

Bureau of General Services
Gene Kaler (to arrange testing)
624-7360
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Statutory Authority: Title 22, §774

Underground Tanks

Dept. of Environmental Protection
David McCaskill
287-7056
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Ventilation and IAQ Standards in schools and state buildings

Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards and the Board of Occupational Safety and Health
David Wacker
624-6463
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http://www.state.me.us/labor/bls/blsmain.htm
Statutory Authority: Title 26, §561

Water Testing

DHS - Health Engineering, Drinking Water Program
Mike Corbin
287-8403
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