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Maine State Agency Resources

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.  

Agency/OfficeServicesWeb AddressTelephone
Maine Asthma ProgramPatient and family education on how to manage the diseaseWeb Address207-287-3041
Maine Radon SectionTip Sheets, Rental Property Info; On-line search for licensed testers, mitigators, and laboratoriesMaine Radon Homepage1-800-232-0842
Maine Lead Poisoning Prevention ProgramInformation for parents, landlords/tenants/property managers; homeowners; and links to other resourcesGo to the MLPPP Home Page1-866-292-3474
Maine Pesticides Control Board
Information on health and pesticides, strategies to reduce pesticides use, licensed professionals, yardscaping, and your rights and responsibilities.Website207-287-2731
Poison Control CenterPoison information, education, emergency call servicesWebsite1-800-222-1222
Maine Attorney General's OfficeConsumer Law Guide (tenant rights, model leases, homebuyers rights, contracts with contractors, more) Complaints Against Contractors or other professionalsMaine AG Website


Consumer Law Guide
207-626-8800
Maine Public Health OfficersSearch 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 issuesState LHO Website


Resources
SafetyWorks!Practical solutions for making workplaces safer and healthierWebsite207-623-7900
Maine DECD - Codes Enforcement OfficersProvides education and resources to codes enforcement professionals and others, lists of third party inspectorsWebsite


List of Third Party Inspectors (TPIs)
207-624-7507
Maine Bureau of Building Codes & StandardsTechnical interpretation of Maine's applicable building codes and standards for both professionals and the public, links to Maine's codes & standards.Website207-624-7507
Maine Public Health DistrictsIdentify and respond to health problems/threats; information about health problems/threats; enforce public health laws and regulationsListing of Maine's Public Health Districts
Maine Department of Environmental Protection - Oil SpillsLinks to contacts and info on oil tank safety and spills.WebsiteContact List
Maine DEP - AsbestosFact sheets, photos of what asbestos in your home might look like, pertinent laws and regulations, and agency contactsWebsite207-287-7751
Maine Drinking Water ProgramTip sheets on contaminants in well water and how to fix them, plus general information on Maine drinking waterFAQs with links to resources1-866-292-3474
Got Pests?Resources to correctly identify and safely manage pestsWebsiteList of names and contact info of professionals who can answer your specific pest questions
Maine Fire Marshall's OfficeSafety tips, smoke and CO alarm information, lists of chimney sweeps, and pertinent regulationsWebsite207-626-3870.

If you think you have a fire or CO emergency, contact your local fire department or dial 911.