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EPA fines 16 firms for violating LRRP rules

Post Time:Nov 15,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:70

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined 16 firms for violating the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, according to a November 14announcement.The 16 enforcement actions include 13 administrative settlements and three filed administrative complaints.

More than half of the firms cited were finedforfailing to obtain firm certification prior to performing or offering to perform renovation activities on pre-1978 homes.This violates the RRP rule requiring contractors that work on pre-1978 dwellings and child-occupied facilities be trained and certified to use lead-safe work practices.Other alleged violations included firms' failure to provide EPA's “Renovate Right” pamphlet to homeowners and occupants.

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