U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settled with 35 contractors and training providers on more than $274,000 worth of civil penalties for violations relating to the Lead Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP).

RRP would apply to any window replacement on a building built before 1978. The citations were issued for things like:

  • Failing to certify as an EPA-certified renovation firm;
  • Failing to assign a Certified Renovator to the job;
  • Failing to post signs clearly defining the work area;
  • Failing to isolate the work area from the rest of the home's interior and cover the floor of this area;
  • Failing to give property owners a lead hazard information pamphlet;
  • Failing to establish and maintain records certifying that RRP rules were followed;
  • Failing to clean the work area until no dust, debris or residue remained after the job.

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