Posts Tagged ‘ lead paint ’

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 […]