Companies cited for lead paint violations are required to pay penalties for their noncompliance.
Violations and settlements continue to happen due to lack of compliance. Failure to follow federal regulations not only hurts your company, but can cause serious health hazards that can hurt you and those around you. In addition to the health dangers, costly fines continue to add up from penalties.
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U.S. EPA settlements in California and Arizona protect residents from lead paint health hazards
SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced six lead paint enforcement actions—for a combined total of $287,000 in settlements—completed over the past year (January 2017-January 2018) in California and Arizona. These companies allegedly failed to comply with federal regulations requiring them to protect the public from exposure to lead.
“Lead paint is one of the most common sources of lead poisoning in children. EPA’s diligent enforcement of federal lead paint laws is not only necessary to protect communities across the country, but also ensures those who break the law are held accountable,” said Alexis Strauss, EPA’s Acting Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest.
EPA settled with the following companies for violations of the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule:
- Best Value Home Improvements (Oakland, Calif.) – $38,990 penalty
- Holland and Harley Construction (Berkeley, Calif.) – $14,210 penalty
- K Kittle LLC, known as Rebath and 5 Day Kitchens (Phoenix, Ariz.) – $19,810 penalty
- Renovation Realty (San Diego, Calif.) – $41,633 penalty
- Simply Building (Daly City, Calif.) – $24,105 penalty
In addition to the penalties, each company made corrections to their operations, including becoming EPA-certified, for those not already certified.
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