Posts Tagged ‘ RRP ’

‘Fixer Upper’ Team Settles with EPA Over Lead Paint Violations

Jun 8th, 2018

Magnolia Waco Properties, the home-renovation company owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines, the popular husband-and-wife team from HGTV’s smash hit Fixer Upper, has agreed to pay a $40,000 fine to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to settle alleged violations of the  Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule). The alleged violations are related to […]

LRRP: The Political Hot Potato Hits the Ground

Apr 30th, 2018

Last September, I wrote a cautiously optimistic blog about the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP). In it, I expressed my enthusiasm that our industry was working hard to make our voice heard on the issue and that the government was undergoing a mandatory Section 610 Review of the policy. After the headlines last […]

Thoughts on the Lead Paint Rule

Apr 26th, 2018

The news this week was not ideal for window installers — or for some people in older homes who might need windows replaced. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the results of a mandatory two-year study on the economic impacts of the unpopular Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule (RRP). After looking at the evidence […]

EPA Reaches Lead Paint Settlements in California, Arizona

Mar 16th, 2018

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced six lead paint enforcement actions in California and Arizona that brought in a total of $287,000 in settlements  during the past year. “Lead paint is one of the most common sources of lead poisoning in children,” said Alexis Strauss, EPA’s Acting Regional Administrator for the Pacific […]

Court Orders EPA to Revise Lead-Paint Rules

Jan 2nd, 2018

A federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revise its lead-paint standards within 90 days and write new rules within a year. The 2-1 decision last week by the San Francisco-based Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit came in response to environmental groups demanding that the EPA act upon a […]

EPA Fines Joplin, Mo.-Based Remodeler

Feb 5th, 2016

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 […]

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 […]

Construction Firm to Pay Penalty for Failure to Use Lead-Safe Work Practices

Jun 7th, 2013

HarenLaughlin Construction Co. of Lenexa, Kan., has agreed to pay a $27,286 civil penalty to settle allegations it failed to use proper lead-safe work practices during the renovation of a multifamily property, violating the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule. Additionally, the company allegedly failed to notify the property owner about lead-based paint risks before […]

EPA Urges Caution on Tornado Renovation Activities Involving Lead Paint

Jun 24th, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 7 office has issued a warning to those working on the post-tornado recovery effort in the Joplin, Mo., area to beware of lead paint issues. “As the Joplin, Mo., area continues to recover from the May 22 tornado, EPA Region 7 recommends children and pregnant women keep away from […]

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