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Lead Paint Enforcement Actions are Increasing

In recent action by the Environmental Protection Agency 16 painters, roofers, remodelers, and other contractors were cited for violation of the Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. Fines in settlements reached with 13 of the firms totaled $53,792 and EPA is persuing administrative complaints against the 3 others and is seeking civil penalties up to the statutory maximum of $37,500 per violation.

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