NOTE: FOR NOTIFICATION PAYMENTS ONLY
The Texas Online Payment System is currently unavailable to make asbestos, mold, and lead notification payments. Payments may be made in the form of a check or money order and sent to the payment address provided on the notification invoice. This does not impact the payment of licensing fees.
Special message for military personnel, spouses, and veterans
The State of Texas recognizes the contributions of our active duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in collaboration with the Office of the Governor, Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Veterans Commission, and Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, is spreading the word to military personnel, their spouses, and veterans about licenses they may be eligible for and that may assist them in their search for work.
Military personnel or veterans may have met some licensing requirements as a result of their military service or other training, knowledge, and experience. Military spouses of current, active duty military service members may also have met some licensing requirements related to this status.
Military personnel, their spouses, and veterans who are interested in obtaining an asbestos, mold, or lead license and would like additional information regarding requirements may contact the Environmental and Sanitation Licensing Group (ESLG) at 512-834-6600 ext 2174.
In addition to assistance with obtaining licensure, ESLG staff can assist deployed military service members who are currently licensed in Texas with license renewal requirements.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to military service members, veterans, and their families for their dedicated service to the United States of America and to the State of Texas.
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New federal rule addressing lead-based paint hazards may impact Mold Remediators in Texas.
Mold Remediation Contractors and Mold Remediation Companies in Texas should be aware of a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule, which may impact some of their work beginning April 22, 2010. This new federal rule – the RENOVATION, REPAIR & PAINTING (RRP) PROGRAM RULE – aims to prevent cases of lead poisoning in children by requiring certain safety measures for renovation projects that may disturb lead-based paint in homes and child-occupied facilities built prior to 1978. The RRP Program Rule covers buildings such as houses, apartments, condominiums, child care facilities, kindergartens, and schools.
A consequence of the new rule is that licensed Mold Remediation Contractors and Mold Remediation Companies who conduct remediation projects in such buildings may also be required to follow the EPA RRP Program Rule and hold an EPA certification as a “Renovator” and “Renovation Firm.”
It should be noted that the EPA will be enforcing the RRP Program Rule in Texas and not the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
For more information about the EPA’s new RRP Program Rule, please visit the EPA website: www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm.
(Posted February 24, 2010)
Mold Program Mission
The mission of the Mold Program is to ensure that persons conducting mold assessment and remediation services in Texas are properly trained and licensed and are following minimum standards that protect the health of workers and building occupants.
We perform this function by administering the Texas Mold Assessment and Remediation Rules (TMARR), which require:
- licensing of persons and companies conducting mold assessment and remediation activities,
- review and approval of mold training programs,
- receipt of notifications of mold remediation projects,
- performing inspections of remediation projects,
- and conducting enforcement activities.
Our focus is on oversight and education of the regulated community, while also providing informational services to the general public about mold assessment and remediation options.
We strive to carry out our mission efficiently, effectively, fairly and professionally with respect and dedication to all Texans.
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Austin, Texas 78714-9347
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