EPA Takes Action Against Lead Paint Violators

Washington — May 2, 2013 — EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance announced  action against 17 violators of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. The enforcement actions include fourteen actions where the contractor failed to obtain certification prior to performing or offering to perform renovation activities on pre-1978 homes, where lead is more likely to be present. Other alleged violations included failure to follow the lead-safe work practices.

The 17 enforcement actions listed below include 14 administrative settlements assessing civil penalties of up to $23,000. These settlements also required the contractors to certify that they had come into compliance with the requirements of the RRP rule. Additionally, EPA filed three administrative complaints seeking civil penalties of up to the statutory maximum of $37,500 per violation. As required by the Toxic Substances Control Act, a company or individual’s ability to pay a penalty is evaluated and penalties are adjusted accordingly.

Enforcement actions:

• Groeller Painting, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri.

• Albracht Permasiding and Window, Co. of Omaha, Nebraska.

• Midwest College Painters, LLC of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

• ARK Property Investments, LLC of Richmond, Indiana.

• Henderson & Associates Services of Largo, Florida.

• Home Resources Management, LLC of Columbia, Tennessee.

• Camaj Interiors & Exteriors of Jacksonville, Florida.

• Cherokee Home Improvements, LLC of Church Creek, Maryland.

• Window World of Harford located in Belair, Maryland.

• EA Construction and General Contracting of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

• Roman Builders of Morton, Pennsylvania.

• Accolade Construction Group, Inc. of New York, New York.

• PZ Painting of Springfield, New Jersey.

• Creative Renovations of Brooklyn, New York.

• Reeson Construction of Webster, New Hampshire.

• New Hampshire Plate Glass Corporation of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

• CM Rogers Handyman of Manchester, New Hampshire.

More information about the settlements 

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