Health Service Region 8 - Environmental Group (Lead, Mold and Asbestos)

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Environmental Group Staff

Shannon Skinner
Lead
11307 Roszell
San Antonio, TX 78217
210-619-8266

Kirk Loftin
(Asbestos)
11307 Roszell
San Antonio, TX 78217
210-619-8252
Frank Martinez
(Asbestos)
11307 Roszell
San Antonio, TX 78217
210-619-8265
Vacant
(Mold)
11307 Roszell
San Antonio, TX 78217

Purpose

The Environmental Lead Program protects the public, especially young children, from exposure to lead in the environment through assuring that persons conducting lead inspections, lead risk assessments, and lead abatements in target housing (built before 1978) and child-occupied facilities (built before 1978)are properly trained and certified and are following minimum standards that protect the health of workers and building occupants.

The Mold Program ensures 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. The program administers 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.

The 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.

In the Asbestos Program, program staff work to prevent unnecessary exposure of the public to asbestos in workplaces and buildings and to assure proper disposal of asbestos. The Outreach Program educates the public to gain voluntary compliance with state and federal asbestos law.

Last updated June 17, 2014