Posts Tagged ‘ lead paint ’

New Bill Attempts to Scale Back the LRRP Rule’s Power

May 18th, 2015


Bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule is being applauded by industry associations nationwide. In an effort to reduce the burden the rule has placed on the home retrofit market, Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) proposed the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2015 (H.R. 2328)—co-sponsored […]

EPA Fines Property Management Firm Nearly $75,000 for Lead Paint

Apr 16th, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Garden Homes Management Corp. of Stamford, Conn., for alleged violations of EPA’s Lead Paint Disclosure and Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rules. The rule requires landlords and property management firms to provide information about lead-based paint to their tenants upon leasing pre-1978 housing and “is designed […]

EPA to Revise Lead Paint Program

Jan 15th, 2015

Lead Paint

On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed three minor changes to its Lead-based Paint Activities and the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting programs that could make them function better. According to the proposal, the EPA wants to eliminate a rule that requires hands-on refresher training courses for renovators, which would allow them to […]

New Year, New Regulations: Maryland’s Lead Paint Rules Updated

Jan 5th, 2015

Lead Paint

The state of Maryland is renewing its efforts to combat lead poisoning from lead paint—sort of. As of January 1, 2015, all rental properties built before 1978 (when lead paint was banned) must comply with the state’s already existing “Lead Law.” The law includes registering rental units within 30 days of acquisition (for a $30 […]

Another Contractor Faces Penalty for Violating Lead Renovation Rule

Aug 13th, 2013

James J. Welch & Co. Inc., based in Salem, Mass., faces a penalty of $28,125 for allegedly violating a requirement designed to protect children from exposure to lead-based paint during painting and other renovation activities. The alleged violations occurred during a renovation project at the former Frisbee School in Kittery, Maine, at which JJ Welch […]

Springfield, Mass. Housing Authority Settles Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Case

Jul 31st, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that the Springfield, Mass., Housing Authority will pay an $11,000 penalty for failing to inform tenants their apartments may contain lead-based paint, as required by law. In addition, the housing authority agreed to render apartment buildings at four of its […]

Company Fined for Failing to Notify Tenants about Lead Paint Hazards

Jul 19th, 2013

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 […]

Rhode Island Landlords Fined for Failing to Notify Tenants About Lead Paint

Apr 19th, 2013

Two Rhode Island landlords will pay the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a penalty of $13,900 for violations of federal lead disclosure laws. EPA alleged in a complaint that Donald Ciotola and Carol Simeone violated the federal Toxic Substance Control Act when the landlords failed to notify prospective tenants about potential lead-paint hazards in housing they […]

EPA Rep Gives Lead Paint Enforcement Update

Mar 7th, 2012

“There are a lot of cases in the pipeline and many others under review,” said Don Lott, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) associate director, waste and chemicals enforcement division, when he presented updates regarding enforcement of the EPA’s Lead Renovation Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP). The information was given to members of the Window and Door […]

Finally, Some Good News: EPA Says No to Clearance Testing

Jul 15th, 2011

As the industry held its breath this week awaiting the news of whether the EPA would expand its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule to include dust wipe sampling and clearance testing requirements as proposed in May 2010, the EPA announced today that it has decided against the testing. While an announcement was scheduled […]