Company Fined for Failing to Notify Tenants about Lead Paint Hazards

July 19th, 2013 by DWM Magazine

The owners and manager of 12 properties in Laconia, N.H. have agreed to pay a fine of $2,400 and to do environmental improvements valued at $21,600 to settle EPA claims that they failed to follow federal lead paint disclosure laws at three properties.

EPA alleged in a complaint that Allen Enterprises Rental Properties, Lakeport Plaza LLC, and Open Arms Outreach Inc. violated the federal Toxic Substance Control Act when they failed to notify prospective tenants at rental units about potential lead paint hazards in housing they owned from 2009 to 2011 in Laconia, as required by then federal lead based paint disclosure rule.

According to the agreement with EPA’s New England office, the environmental project involves replacing old windows, window trim, doors, door jambs and baseboards at a building in Laconia, which was built in the early 1900s. The work must be done within a year. Wipe sampling will be done when the work is completed to ensure that no lead-based paint dust remains at the work site. This project will eliminate sources of lead paint in the residential setting thereby protecting children from potential lead poisoning.

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