10th Circuit Upholds Order for Colorado Springs Landlord to Comply With Lead Paint Investigation

Colorado Politics by Michael Karlik

Colorado Springs, CO – The federal appeals court based in Denver agreed that a Colorado Springs landlord must comply with an order to provide records to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which is investigating whether he properly disclosed lead paint to tenants.

David H. Zook, who is the manager of the company that owns 806 E. Boulder St., has resisted the EPA’s request for documents. He characterized the investigation as an egregious abuse of authority based on a disgruntled tenant’s complaint, and argued, mistakenly, that chipped lead paint inside a home is not addressed under federal law.

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