EPA Fines Joplin, Mo.-Based RemodelerFebruary 5th, 2016 by Casey Flores
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Joplin, Mo.-based Home Pro has violated the renovation, repair and painting (RRP) rule.
The agency was tipped off to the violation and as a result, the company has agreed to pay a $5,978 penalty to the U.S.
The RRP rule seeks to reduce lead exposure from toxic lead dust that can be disturbed during renovations and repairs. The rule regulates lead-based paint activities, including renovation of residences built prior to 1978, and the certification of individuals and firms who are involved in these activities.
The record keeping inspection conducted in October 2014 at Home Pro, a home renovation company, revealed that the company failed to obtain written acknowledgement from homeowners that they received a “Renovate Right” pamphlet prior to renovations, and to retain records documenting lead safe work practices.