Chair: B. Frank Courtwright, designee of Secretary of the Environment

Designated by Senate President: one vacancy

Designated by House Speaker: one vacancy

Ex officio: Helene T. Grady, Secretary of Budget & Management; Atif T. Chaudhry, Secretary of General Services; Laura Herrera Scott, M.D., Secretary of Health; Portia Wu, Esq., Secretary of Labor; Carolyn J. Scruggs, Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services; Paul J. Wiedefeld, Secretary of Transportation; Jay A. Perman, M.D., Chancellor, University System of Maryland.

Staff: Lorraine Anderson

[photo, Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland] c/o Air & Radiation Management Administration
Department of the Environment
Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 537-3809; fax: (410) 537-3924

Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland, February 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

Annual Report & consolidated budget for asbestos management in State facilities to Governor & General Assembly due Oct. 1.

The Asbestos Oversight Committee was established by the Governor in November 1987 (Executive Order 01.01.1987.22).

In State facilities, the Committee coordinates asbestos management. The Committee reviews, evaluates, and promulgates asbestos policy, procedures, and practices consistent with the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Law, and regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Priorities for project proposals to abate asbestos hazards are set by the Committee, which establishes guidelines and criteria for abatement contracts.

Meeting quarterly, the Committee consists of nine members, seven of whom serve ex officio.

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