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EPA fines two remodelers

April 19, 2012

WASHINGTON — The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action to enforce the new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule, according to Housing Zone.

Three companies — including two remodeling firms — have been cited by the EPA for violation of the LRRP rule, the article stated.

According to the article, Valiant Home Remodelers, a Carteret, New Jersey, window and siding company, has agreed to pay $1,500 to for failing to contain dust and waste on the project and to train workers on lead-safe work practices.

Johnson Sash & Door of Omaha, Nebraska, has been fined a $5,558 penalty for failing to provide owners of five pre-1978 homes with a copy of the EPA-approved "Renovate Right" pamphlet, the article noted.

Colin Wentworth — the Rockland, Maine, rental property owner made famous by a YouTube video of LRRP violations on his property that has since been pulled — will pay $10,000 for a variety of offenses, the article added.

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