Asbestos Division Contacts

For an Emergency Notification outside of normal business hours, please leave a message for the Asbestos Section at (410) 537-3200 and submit a project notification no later than the working day following the emergency operation.

If you have a general question, please call our section at (410) 537-3200. If your question is specific in nature (for instance, the status of a submitted notification of demolition) please consult the listing below for the proper individual to contact.

MDE Asbestos Division

Lorraine Anderson ​(Division Chief)
(410) 537-3809 (o)      (410) 440-5519 (m)


Asbestos Licensing & Enforcement Section

Contractor Licensing, Notifications, Variances (Glovebag, Emergency, Large Facility), Demolitions, Complaints, Determinations of Applicability, State Management Plans, School Management Plans, Training Provider Licensing, Replacement of training card ID's
Nick Hartzell (Asbestos Inspector)
(410) 537-3805 (o)      (410) 949-5607 (m)

Jacob Butler  (Asbestos Inspector Supervisor)
(410) 537-3926 (o)      (410) 585-4974 (m)

Paul Balladarsch (Asbestos Inspector)
(410) 537-3925 (o)      (410) 917-3187 (m)

Will Gabriel (Asbestos Inspector)
(410) 537-4010 (o)      (443) 750-2119 (m)

Other Contacts

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) can be reached at 410-527-4499. MOSH is responsible for enforcing worker protection regulations, including work involving asbestos-containing materials and asbestos-containing materials in the work place. If there is an emergency or the hazard is immediately life-threatening, call 1-888-257-MOSH.

For Public Information Act (PIA) requests regarding asbestos related documents please contact the Maryland Department of the Environment ARMA PIA Liaison, Daniel Davis, at (410) 537-3209 or by email at

Lead Paint Training/Certification/Disposal Issues & Concerns:

Contact the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Lead Poisoning Prevention Compliance & Accreditation Division at (410) 537-3825.


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