Several state agencies here in Maine deal with specific aspects of the indoor environment. The following list identifies these agencies, what services they have or typically provide, and provides some links and numbers for more information or follow-up. Note: there is no one state agency that addresses all indoor environment concerns here in Maine. Each agency will likely be limited to their own practice area and defined by their statutory or regulatory authority.
|Maine Asthma Program||Patient and family education on how to manage the disease||Web Address||207-287-3041|
|Maine Radon Section||Tip Sheets, Rental Property Info; On-line search for licensed testers, mitigators, and laboratories||Maine Radon Homepage||1-800-232-0842|
|Maine Lead Poisoning Prevention Program||Information for parents, landlords/tenants/property managers; homeowners; and links to other resources||Go to the MLPPP Home Page||1-866-292-3474
|Maine Pesticides Control Board||Information on health and pesticides, strategies to reduce pesticides use, licensed professionals, yardscaping, and your rights and responsibilities.||Website||207-287-2731|
|Poison Control Center||Poison information, education, emergency call services||Website||1-800-222-1222|
|Maine Attorney General's Office||Consumer Law Guide (tenant rights, model leases, homebuyers rights, contracts with contractors, more) Complaints Against Contractors or other professionals||Maine AG Website|
Consumer Law Guide
|Maine Public Health Officers||Search for Local Health Officers who can respond to health risks in your community, plus a resources page for bedbugs, lice, mold, tenants rights, and other environmental health issues||State LHO Website|
|SafetyWorks!||Practical solutions for making workplaces safer and healthier||Website||207-623-7900|
|Maine DECD - Codes Enforcement Officers||Provides education and resources to codes enforcement professionals and others, lists of third party inspectors||Website|
List of Third Party Inspectors (TPIs)
|Maine Bureau of Building Codes & Standards||Technical interpretation of Maine's applicable building codes and standards for both professionals and the public, links to Maine's codes & standards.||Website||207-624-7507|
|Maine Public Health Districts||Identify and respond to health problems/threats; information about health problems/threats; enforce public health laws and regulations||Listing of Maine's Public Health Districts|
|Maine Department of Environmental Protection - Oil Spills||Links to contacts and info on oil tank safety and spills.||Website||Contact List|
|Maine DEP - Asbestos||Fact sheets, photos of what asbestos in your home might look like, pertinent laws and regulations, and agency contacts||Website||207-287-7751|
|Maine Drinking Water Program||Tip sheets on contaminants in well water and how to fix them, plus general information on Maine drinking water||FAQs with links to resources||1-866-292-3474|
|Got Pests?||Resources to correctly identify and safely manage pests||Website||List of names and contact info of professionals who can answer your specific pest questions|
|Maine Fire Marshall's Office||Safety tips, smoke and CO alarm information, lists of chimney sweeps, and pertinent regulations||Website||207-626-3870.
If you think you have a fire or CO emergency, contact your local fire department or dial 911.