Renovators, Contractors Fined for Paint Violations

Paint Square EPA Region 10

As a result of being found in violation of lead-based paint safety regulations, 22 residential home renovators and contractors from Idaho and Washington recently settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 10. The fines are a result of the EPA’s compliance and enforcement program having conducted 137 inspections of home renovation contractors. According to the EPA, the number of inspections is the highest the region has completed in previous years. Half of the inspections were reportedly carried out in communities with environmental justice concerns. For the full text, click here.