EPA Fines 16 Firms for Violations of Lead-Based RRP Rule

Washington, DC – EPA just announced 16 enforcement actions for violations of lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, which requires that contractors that work on pre-1978 dwellings and child-occupied facilities be trained and certified to use lead-safe work practices. This ensures that renovation/repair activities like sanding, cutting, and replacing windows are done in ways that minimize dangerous lead dust. Enforcement actions include 13 administrative settlements and 3 filed administrative complaints.