Industry Updates: Recent DOEE Mold Forum Highlights

December 18, 2018

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 renewal process. Below are some of the proposed amendments:
  • It prohibits a mold assessor and mold remediator from performing both mold assessment and mold remediation on the same project, to ensure an impartial verification of work and to align the District’s mold requirements with similar remediation requirements in the lead and asbestos programs.”
  • Revision of the definition of “visible” to specify that visible mold can be identified by a layperson with the naked eye following the guidelines in § 3206 or by an indoor mold assessment professional with the naked eye or detectable by the indoor mold assessment professional using industry practices such as moisture mapping.”
  • The notification requirements in subsection § 3204.7(c) specifies that the licensed mold assessment or remediation professional must provide a verification form to the client whether the property owner/tenant or another party.”
  • The responsibilities of the Indoor Mold Assessment Professional and/or the client to provide a mold assessment report, mold remediation protocol to the current resident in the residential unit.
These amendments are still in the proposed rulemaking stage and haven’t been made final.  CleanHealth Environmental shall notify you as soon as the final rulemaking is published.