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Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule - December 2014

In December 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 61 enforcement actions that require renovation contractors and training providers to protect people from harmful exposure to lead dust and debris, as required by EPA’s Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) standards. The enforcement actions include 55 settlements and six complaints issued between February and October 2014 for renovations performed on pre-1978 homes and child-care facilities.

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Region 1

CDL Commercial, LLC - Overview of Company and Facility Location

CDL Commercial, LLC (the Company) is located in Meriden, Connecticut.  The settlement involves renovation projects conducted at properties located in New Haven, Essex and Meriden, Connecticut.

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Violations

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Obtain Firm Certification from EPA.
  • Failure to assign an EPA-certified renovator to the renovations.
  • Failure to provide the owner of the units with the EPA approved pamphlet prior to each of the renovations.
  • Failure to provide the adult occupant of the unit with the EPA approved pamphlet prior to one of the renovations.
  • Failure to retain all records necessary to demonstrate compliance with the rule for a period of three (3) years following completion of the renovation activities.

Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $3,250.   The penalty was reduced because the Company qualified as a micro-business under the Pilot RRP Penalty Program for Micro-Businesses.


East Coast Pros, LLC - Overview of Company and Facility Location

East Coast Pros, LLC (the Company) is located in Norwalk, Connecticut. The settlement involves a renovation project conducted at a property located in Norwalk, Connecticut that contained a child-occupied facility.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to provide the EPA lead hazard information pamphlet, Renovate Right, to the owner or adult occupants of the property; and to the parents/guardians of the children at the child-occupied facility.
  • Failure to maintain records regarding compliance with the rule.
  • Failure to obtain firm certification from EPA.
  • Failure to assign a certified renovator.
  • Failure to comply with work practice standards by containing renovation waste.

Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $3,577.  The penalty was reduced because the Company qualified as a micro-business under the Pilot RRP Penalty Program for Micro-Businesses.


Gerard Therrien - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Gerard Therrien (the Company) is located in Manchester, New Hampshire.  The settlement involves a renovation project conducted at a property located in Manchester, New Hampshire.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations

The Settlement Agreement resolves alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the agreement, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Work Practice Requirements. Failure to properly cover the ground at the exterior of the property with plastic sheeting or other disposable impermeable material; failure to properly cover interior surfaces with taped-down plastic sheeting or other impermeable material; and failure to contain waste from renovation activities to prevent releases of dust and debris.
  • Renovation Firm Certification. Failure to obtain initial firm certification from EPA.
  • Renovator Certification Requirements. Failure to obtain a course completion certificate (proof of certification).
  • Notification Requirements. Failure to post signs clearly defining the work area at the property.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $2,980.   The penalty was reduced because the Company qualified as a micro-business under the Pilot RRP Penalty Program for Micro-Businesses.


Groen Builders, Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Groen Builders, Inc. (the Company) is located in Rochester, New Hampshire.  The settlement involves renovation projects conducted at properties located in North Berwick, Maine; and in Madbury and Dover, New Hampshire.

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Violations

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification Failure to obtain certification from EPA before performing, offering to perform, or claiming to perform renovations for compensation at property subject to the RRP Rule.
  • Failure to Provide Lead Hazard Information Pamphlet.Failure to provide a copy of the EPA-approved lead hazard information pamphlet, Renovate Right, to the property owner prior to renovation.
  • Failure to Ensure Certification or Training.Failure to ensure that all individuals performing renovation activities on behalf of the firm are either certified renovators or are trained by a certified renovator.
  • Failure to Ensure Certified Renovator Assigned.Failure to ensure that a certified renovator is assigned to each renovation performed by the firm.
  • Failure to Post Warning Signs. Failure to post signs clearly defining the work area and warning persons not involved in the renovation activities to remain outside the work area.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.    

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $14,950.  The penalty was reduced based on the Company’s ability to pay.


John Fogg Jr. Enterprises, LLC - Overview of Company and Facility Location

John Fogg Jr. Enterprises, LLC (the Company) is located in Ledyard, Connecticut.  The Complaint alleges violations from a renovation project conducted at a property located in Madison, Connecticut.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations

The Complaint alleges violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the Complaint, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to obtain initial certification from EPA.
  • Failure to comply with work practice standards by using HEPA air filter exhaust on high speech machinery used to remove lead paint; failing to cover the ground with plastic sheeting or other disposable impermeable material as required; and failing to contain waste from renovation activities as required.
  • Failure to provide written notification or post information signs notifying residents about renovation activities in the common area of the property.
  • Failure to obtain a written acknowledgement that the owner received the EPA Renovate Right lead hazard information pamphlet, or obtain a certificate of mailing of the pamphlet, at least seven (7) days prior to the renovation.

Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.    

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Civil Penalty

The Complaint proposes that the Company pay a civil penalty of $34,275.


Waterway Realty LLC - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Waterway Realty LLC (the Company) is located in Manchester, New Hampshire.  The Complaint alleges violations stemming from a renovation performed on a property in Nashua, New Hampshire.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations

The Complaint alleges violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the Complaint, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to obtain certification. Failure to comply with work practice standards by failing to cover the floor, cover the ground, contain renovation wastes, and post signs as required by the rule. Failure to ensure workers are certified or trained by a certified renovator. Failure to assign certified renovators.

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Pollutant Reductions

This enforcement action is expected to increase compliance with the RRP Rule, and increase awareness among the public and regulated community of the Rule’s requirements, thereby, contributing to a significant reduction in lead exposure.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Complaint proposes that the Company pay a civil penalty of $49,654.


Tim Jones New Look Remodeling Co., - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Tim Jones New Look Remodeling Co. (the Company) is located in North Haven, Connecticut.  The settlement involves renovation on pre-1978 property.

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Violation

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation (which the Company self-disclosed to EPA):

  • Failure to obtain firm certification from EPA.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems 
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $1,000.


Region 2

AZ Water Man Corp.-Overview of Company and Facility Location

AZ Water Man Corp. (the Company) is located in Brooklyn, New York.  The settlement involves a renovation project conducted at a pre-1978 property in New York City, New York.

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Violation 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Perform Post-renovation Cleaning. 
  • Failure to perform a visual inspection of the work area to determine whether dust, debris, or residue is still present; to remove dust, debris, or residue by re-cleaning if necessary; and/or perform another visual inspection as required.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $3,400.  The penalty was reduced because the Company qualified as a micro-business under the Pilot RRP Penalty Program for Micro-Businesses.


Raymond Demers - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Raymond Demers (the Company) is located in Argyle, New York. The settlement involves a renovation conducted at a property in Fort Edward, New York. The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to obtain firm certification.
  • Failure to comply with work practice standards by failing to cover the floor surface with taped-down plastic sheeting or other impermeable material in the work area to contain the dust.
  • Failure to ensure that a certified renovator was assigned to the renovation.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $800.   The penalty was reduced based on the Company’s ability to pay. 


Alstar Construction, Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Alstar Construction, Inc. (the Company) is located in Toms River, New Jersey.  The settlement involves a renovation conducted at a pre-1978 property in Howell, New Jersey.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification.  Failure to obtain a firm certification from EPA before commencing renovations on the property.
  • Failure to Obtain Acknowledgement of Receipt of Pamphlet.  Failure to obtain from the property owner written acknowledgement that the owner received EPA’s Renovate Right lead hazard information pamphlet prior to the renovation.
  • Failure to Post Warning Signs.Failure to post signs warning occupants and others not involved in the renovation activities to remain outside the work area.
  • Failure to Contain Waste.Failure to contain waste from the renovation activities to prevent the release of dust and debris.
  • Failure to Store Waste. Failure to store waste under containment at the conclusion of the work day.
  • Failure to Retain Documentation. Failure to retain required renovation records.
  • Failure to Ensure Certified Renovator Assigned. Failure to ensure that a certified renovator was assigned to the renovation.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $1,500.   The penalty was reduced because the Company qualified as a micro-business under the Pilot RRP Penalty Program for Micro-Businesses.


Tilt-In Windows and Siding Co. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Tilt-In Windows and Siding Co., Inc. (the Company) is located in Northfield, New Jersey.  The settlement involves several window replacement renovation projects on pre-1978 properties located in New Jersey.

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Violation 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to comply with certification, information distribution, work practice, and recordkeeping requirements.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $12,504.  The penalty was reduced because the Company qualified as a micro-business under the Pilot RRP Penalty Program for Micro-Businesses.


JC Painter - Overview of Company and Facility Location

J.C. Painter (the Company) is located in Wappingers Falls, New York.  The settlement involves renovation projects conducted at pre-1978 properties.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification.  Failure to obtain certification from EPA before performing, offering to perform, or claiming to perform renovations for compensation at property subject to the RRP Rule.
  • Failure to Provide Lead Hazard Information Pamphlet.  Failure to provide a copy of the EPA-approved lead hazard information pamphlet, Renovate Right, to the property owner prior to renovation.
  • Failure to Retain Records.   Failure to retain records demonstrating compliance with the RRP Rule.
  • Failure to Ensure Certified Renovator Assignment and Tasks.  Failure to ensure that a certified renovator was assigned to the renovation and performed all certified renovator responsibilities.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $620.  The penalty was reduced because the Company qualified as a micro-business under the Pilot RRP Penalty Program for Micro-Businesses. The penalty was further reduced based on documented evidence of an inability to pay. 


Moyer Holdings Corp., T/A Window World of Lehigh Valley - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Moyer Holdings Corp., T/A Window World of Lehigh Valley (the Company) is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  The settlement involves renovation projects conducted at properties located in Allentown, Bath and Catasauqua, Pennsylvania.  The properties were constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Retain Records Documenting Compliance.
  • Failure to retain all records documenting compliance with the work practice standards, including documentation that a certified renovator performed or directed workers to perform tasks, and performed the post-renovation cleaning verification, during each renovation.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $6,804.  


Region 3

Windows R Us, LLC Settlement - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Windows R Us, LLC (the Company) is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The settlement involves renovation projects conducted at properties located in Pittsburgh, Mt. Oliver, Brookline, Meadow Lands, Sharpsburg, New Kensington, and Aspinwell, Pennsylvania.  The properties were constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Provide Lead Hazard Information Pamphlet.  
  • Failure to provide a copy of the EPA-approved lead hazard information pamphlet, Renovate Right, to the property owners and receive a written acknowledgement or certificate of mailing before each renovation.
  • Failure to Retain Records Documenting Compliance.  Failure to retain all records documenting compliance with the work practice standards, including documentation that a certified renovator performed or directed workers to perform tasks, and performed the post renovation cleaning verification, during each renovation.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $3,831. 


Santos Flores Svc. Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Santos Flores Svc. Inc. (the Company) is located in Hyattsville, MD.  The settlement involves renovation projects conducted at properties located in Takoma Park, Maryland and Washington, D.C.  The properties were constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Provide Lead Hazard Information Pamphlet.
  • Failure to provide a copy of the EPA-approved lead hazard information pamphlet, Renovate Right, to the property owners and receive a written acknowledgement or certificate of mailing before each renovation.
  • Failure to Retain Records Documenting Compliance.  Failure to retain all records documenting compliance with work practice standards, including documentation that a certified renovator performed or directed workers to perform tasks, and performed post-renovation cleaning verification, during each renovation.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $896. The penalty was reduced because the Company qualified as a micro-business under the Pilot RRP Penalty Program for Micro-Businesses. 


APM Vocational Institute, LLC - Overview of Company and Facility Location

APM Vocational Institute, LLC (the Company) is located in Alexandria, Virginia.  The settlement involves renovator courses at various non-permanent facilities.

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Violations

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Lead-Based Paint Activities Rule (LBPA Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart L.  The LBPA Rule establishes training requirements intended to help ensure that renovators and others comply with LBPA Rule requirements and with the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Provide Notification. Failure to provide notification to EPA at least seven (7) business days prior to the start date of a renovator training course.
  • Failure to Provide an 8-Hour Training Course.
  • Failure to provide an eight (8) hour training course, with two (2) hours of hands-on activities as required for a renovator training course.
  • Failure to Cover All Required Information. Failure to teach all work practice standards and cover all required information as required for a renovator training course.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $1,582.00.  The penalty was reduced because the Company qualified as a micro-business under the Pilot RRP Penalty Program for Micro-Businesses.


Region 5

Think People, Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Think People, Inc. (the Company) is a training program located in Rockford, Illinois.  The settlement involves renovator, dust sampling, and/or lead-based paint activities courses.

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Violation 

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the  Lead-Based Paint Activities Rule (LBPA Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart L.  The LBPA Rule establishes training requirements intended to help ensure that renovators and others comply with LBPA Rule requirements and with the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“RRP Rule”), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Provide Notification.  Failure to provide notification to EPA at least seven (7) business days prior to the start date of any renovator, dust sampling technician, or lead-based paint activities training course.

Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $200.


Midwest Training Services LLC - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Midwest Training Services, LLC (the Company) is located in Nunica, Michigan.  The settlement involves lead-based paint training courses.

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Violations

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E, and the  Lead-Based Paint Activities Rule (LBPA Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart L.  The LBPA Rule establishes training requirements intended to help ensure that renovators and others comply with LBPA Rule requirements and with the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“RRP Rule”), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Provide Notification Before Training. Failure to provide notification to EPA at least seven (7) business days prior to the start date of any renovator, dust sampling technician, or lead-based paint activities training course. 
  • Failure to Provide Notification Following Training. Failure to provide notification to EPA no later than ten (10) business days following completion of all renovator, dust sampling technician, or lead-based paint activities training courses.
  • Failure to Issue Certificate. Failure to issue unique course completion certificates containing the required information to each individual that passes the training course.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $600.


Kaplan AEC Education - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Kaplan AEC Education (the Company) is located in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  The settlement involves lead-based paint training courses.

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Violations 

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the  Lead-Based Paint Activities Rule (LBPA Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart L.  The LBPA Rule establishes training requirements intended to help ensure that renovators and others comply with LBPA Rule requirements and with the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“RRP Rule”), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Provide Notification Before  Training. Failure to provide notification to EPA at least seven (7) business days prior to the start date of any renovator, dust sampling technician, or lead-based paint activities training course.
  • Failure to Provide Notification Following Training. Failure to provide notification to EPA no later than ten (10) business days following completion of all renovator, dust sampling technician, or lead-based paint activities training courses.
  • Failure to Retain Documentation. Failure to submit and/or retain EPA-recognized documents as evidence that the training manager and principal instructors have the required education, work experience, training requirements, or demonstrated experience.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $3,000. 


Construction Education Foundation of Minnesota - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Construction Education Foundation of Minnesota (the Company) is located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The settlement involves a renovation training program.

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Violation 

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Lead-Based Paint Activities Rule (LBPA Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart L.  The LBPA Rule establishes training requirements intended to help ensure that renovators and others comply with LBPA Rule requirements and with the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“RRP Rule”), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

Failure to Retain Documentation.  Failure to retain EPA-recognized documents as evidence that the training manager and principal instructors have the required education, work experience, training requirements, or demonstrated experience.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $1,000.


Clear Choice Windows & Sliding, Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Clear Choice Windows & Sliding, Inc. (the Company) is located in Springfield, Illinois.  The settlement involves renovations, in the form of window installation projects, at more than 80 properties located throughout Illinois.  Each of the properties was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Retain Acknowledgement of Receipt of Pamphlet.
  • Failure to retain signed and dated acknowledgement of receipt of EPA’s Renovate Right lead hazard information pamphlet by the property owners, or to retain certificates of mailing the pamphlet to the property owners.
  • Failure to Regain Documentation of Compliance.  Failure to retain and provide documentation of compliance with RRP Rule work practice standards.
  • Failure to Obtain Firm Certification.  Failure to obtain initial certification from EPA for renovations performed.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $2,000.   The penalty amount is based upon the Company’s ability to pay.


Builders License Training Institute - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Builders License Training Institute (the Company) is located in Williamsburg, Michigan.  The settlement involves lead-based paint training courses.

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Violations 

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the  Lead-Based Paint Activities Rule (LBPA Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart L.  The LBPA Rule establishes training requirements intended to help ensure that renovators and others comply with LBPA Rule requirements and with the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“RRP Rule”), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Provide Notification Before Training.  Failure to provide notification to EPA at least seven (7) business days prior to the start date of any renovator, dust sampling technician, or lead-based paint activities training course. 
  • Failure to Provide Notification Following Training.  Failure to provide notification to EPA no later than ten (10) business days following completion of all renovator, dust sampling technician, or lead-based paint activities training courses.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $2,000. 


Wonder Makers Environmental - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Wonder Makers Environmental (the Company) is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.   The settlement involves lead-based paint training courses.

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Violation 

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Lead-Based Paint Activities Rule (LBPA Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart L.  The LBPA Rule establishes training requirements intended to help ensure that renovators and others comply with LBPA Rule requirements and with the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“RRP Rule”), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Provide Notification Following Training.  Failure to provide notification to EPA no later than ten (10) business days following completion of all renovator, dust sampling technician, or lead-based paint activities training courses.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $1,000.


Jim Knibbs Building & Remodeling, Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Jim Knibbs Building & Remodeling, Inc. (the Company) is located in Petoskey, Michigan.  The settlement involves renovations conducted at pre-1978 properties located in Petoskey, Michigan.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to retain a dated acknowledgment of receipt of EPA’s Renovate Right lead hazard information pamphlet by property owners.
  • Failure to retain acknowledgment of receipt of EPA’s Renovate Right lead hazard information pamphlet by property owners signed and dated no more than 60 days before beginning renovation.
  • Failure to retain and provide documentation of compliance with work practice standards, including certifications by the assigned certified renovator that warning signs were posted at work area entrances, that the certified renovator performed post-renovation cleaning verification, and that the work area was properly cleaned after the renovation.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the RRP Rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $1,000.   The penalty was reduced based on the Company’s ability to pay.


Greentree Environmental Services Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Greentree Environmental Services Inc. (the Company) is located in Portage, Indiana.  The settlement involves lead-based paint training courses.

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Violations 

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the  Lead-Based Paint Activities Rule (LBPA Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart L.  The LBPA Rule establishes training requirements intended to help ensure that renovators and others comply with LBPA Rule requirements and with the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“RRP Rule”), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Provide Notification Before Training.  Failure to provide notification to EPA at least seven (7) business days prior to the start date of any renovator, dust sampling technician, or lead-based paint activities training course. 
  • Failure to Provide Notification Following Training.  Failure to provide notification to EPA no later than ten (10) business days following completion of all renovator, dust sampling technician, or lead-based paint activities training courses.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $2,000.


Holman Brothers Painting - Overview of Company and Facility Location

 Holman Brothers Painting (the Company) is located in Elida, Ohio.  The settlement involves renovation, project(s) conducted on pre-1978 property (or properties).

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Violations

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification.  Failure to obtain certification from EPA before performing, offering to perform, or claiming to perform renovations for compensation at property subject to the RRP Rule.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the RRP Rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $200. 


ETC Training Services Group - Overview of Company and Facility Location

ETC Training Services Group (the Company) is located in Romulus, Michigan.  The settlement involves lead-based paint training courses.

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Violations 

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E, and the  Lead-Based Paint Activities Rule (LBPA Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart L.  The LBPA Rule establishes training requirements intended to help ensure that renovators and others comply with LBPA Rule requirements and with the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“RRP Rule”), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Provide Notification Before Training.  Failure to provide notification to EPA at least seven (7) business days prior to the start date of any renovator, dust sampling technician, or lead-based paint activities training course. 
  • Failure to Provide Notification Following Training.  Failure to provide notification to EPA no later than ten (10) business days following completion of all renovator, dust sampling technician, or lead-based paint activities training courses.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $400.  


Richmond's Complete Home Improvement - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Richmond’s Complete Home Improvement (the Company) is located in Richmond, Indiana.  The settlement involves renovations conducted at properties located in Hagerstown, Indiana.  The properties were constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Obtain Acknowledgement of Receipt of Pamphlet
  • Failure to obtain from the property owner either a written acknowledgement that the order received EPA’s Renovate Right lead hazard information pamphlet, or a certificate of mailing the pamphlet at least 7 days prior to the renovation.
  • Failure to Retain Documentation of Compliance.  Failure to retain documentation of compliance with work practice standards.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $ 2,590.   


Michiana Window World, Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Michiana Window World, Inc. (the Company) is located in Granger, Indiana.  The settlement involves renovations conducted at properties located in Edwardsburg, Michigan; and in South Bend, Elkhart and Mishawaka, Indiana.  The properties were constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Obtain Acknowledgement of Receipt of Pamphlet.
  • Failure to obtain from the property owner either a written acknowledgement that the order received EPA’s Renovate Right lead hazard information pamphlet, or obtain a certificate of mailing the pamphlet at least 7 days prior to the renovation.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the RRP Rule.

Also, the Company agreed to perform a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) to protect public health by abating lead-based paint hazards.  The SEP will entail installation of replacement windows, and the Company must spend at least $6,158 to complete the project.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $684.   The penalty was reduced because the Company agreed to perform a Supplemental Environmental Project (described above). 


Gunton Corporation - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Gunton Corporation (the Company) is located in Bedford Heights, Ohio.  The settlement involves lead-based paint training courses.

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Violation 

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Lead-Based Paint Activities Rule (LBPA Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart L.  The LBPA Rule establishes training requirements intended to help ensure that renovators and others comply with LBPA Rule requirements and with the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“RRP Rule”), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Provide Notification Before  Training.  Failure to provide notification to EPA at least seven (7) business days prior to the start date of any renovator, dust sampling technician, or lead-based paint activities training course.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $1,000.


Vinyl Sash of Flint, Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Vinyl Sash of Flint, Inc. (the Company) is located in Flint, Michigan.  The settlement involves a renovation project conducted at a property located in Midland, Michigan.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violation 

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification.  Failure to obtain certification from EPA before performing, offering to perform, or claiming to perform renovations for compensation at property subject to the RRP Rule.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $1,000.  


Region 6

 Manhattan Construction Co. and Ark Wrecking Co. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Manhattan Construction Co. (MCC) and Ark Wrecking Co. (AWC) are located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   The settlement involves the renovation of a building to become an early childhood development center, under a contract with the Tulsa Public Schools.  The building was constructed prior to 1978.  AWC was a subcontractor for MCC.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that MCC and AWC committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification.  Failure to obtain a firm certification from EPA before offering to perform a renovation for compensation at the property.
  • Failure to Provide Lead Hazard Information Pamphlet.  Failure to provide a copy of the EPA-approved lead hazard information pamphlet, Renovate Right, to the property owner prior to renovation.
  • Failure to Ensure Certification or Training.  Failure to ensure that all individuals performing renovation activities on behalf of the firm were either certified renovators or were trained by a certified renovator.
  • Failure to Ensure Certified Renovator Assignment and Tasks.
  • Failure to ensure that a certified renovator was assigned to the renovation and discharged all of the certified renovator responsibilities.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because MCC and AWC have taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

MCC and AWC will pay a civil penalty of $24,038.


Region 7

ACE Service Team, LLC - Overview of Company and Facility Location

ACE Service Team, LLC (the Company) is located in Riverside, Missouri.  The settlement involves renovations conducted at properties in Smithville and Kansas City, Missouri.   The properties were constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to provide property owners and/or occupants an EPA-approved lead hazard information pamphlet and obtain a written acknowledgement or certificate of mailing prior to the commencement of renovation activities.
  • Failure to maintain records documenting compliance, and failure to produce such records at the time of inspection.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

A penalty of zero dollars was assessed based on documented inability to pay.  The Company was also required to return to compliance as part of the settlement. 


Goldman Enterprises Inc., d/b/a Paul Davis Restoration of Kansas City - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Goldman Enterprises Inc., d/b/a Paul Davis Restoration of Kansas City (the Company) is located in Missouri.  The settlement involves a renovation conducted at a property in Kansas City, Missouri.   The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violation 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

Failure to comply with work practice standards by failing to keep warning signs posted in place and readable until the renovation and post-renovation cleaning verification have been completed; failing to contain and store waste from the renovation; failing to collect all paint chips and debris; and failing to clean all objects and surfaces after the interior renovation was complete, as required by the rule.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $ 16,710.  


Zane Inc., d/b/a Serv Pro of Freemont/ NW Omaha, Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Zane Inc., d/b/a Serv Pro of Freemont/ NW Omaha, Inc. (the Company) is located in Omaha, Nebraska.  The Complaint alleges violations stemming from a renovation project performed on a property in Omaha, Nebraska.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Complaint alleges violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the Complaint, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to retain records for three years documenting compliance with the rule.
  • Failure to comply with work practice standards by failing to clean the work area as required by the rule.

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Pollutant Reductions

This enforcement action is expected to increase compliance with the RRP Rule, and increase awareness among the public and regulated community of the Rule’s requirements, thereby, contributing to a significant reduction in lead exposure.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Complaint proposes that the Company pay a civil penalty of $8,100. 


Kansas City Home Doctor, Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Kansas City Home Doctor, Inc. (the Company) is located in Kansas City, Missouri.  The settlement involves a renovation project conducted at a property located in Raytown, Missouri.   The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to comply with work practice standards by failing to cover the ground; failing to cover doors within the work area; failing to close all doors and windows; failing to contain waste; and failing to post warning signs, as required by the rule.
  • Failure to retain records regarding use of a test kit as required by the rule.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $3,098.  The penalty was reduced based on the Company’s ability to pay.


JDC Construction & Remodeling LLC - Overview of Company and Facility Location

JDC Construction & Remodeling, LLC (the Company) is located in Saint Charles, Missouri.  The settlement involves a renovation conducted at a property in Webster Groves, Missouri.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to obtain initial certification from EPA to perform renovations or dust sampling.
  • Failure to post signs clearly defining the work area and warning occupants and other persons not involved in renovation activities to remain outside of the work area.
  • Failure to retain and make available to EPA all records necessary to demonstrate compliance with the rule for three years following completion of the renovation.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $777.


M & L Construction Company, Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

M&L Construction Company, Inc. (the Company) is located in Missouri.   The settlement involves renovations conducted at properties in Clinton, Sedalia, and Concordia, Missouri.  The properties were constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to apply for and obtain EPA certification prior to commencing renovations.
  • Failure to provide an approved lead hazard information pamphlet to the property owner within 60 days before the renovation.
  • Failure to assign a certified renovator.
  • Failure to maintain records documenting compliance with the rule’s lead safe work practice requirements.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $9,548.00.


Dynamic Construction and Roofing, LLC - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Dynamic Construction and Roofing, LLC (the Company) is located in Longwood, Florida.  The Complaint alleges violations stemming from a renovation performed on a property in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Complaint alleges violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the Complaint, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to perform a visual inspection of the exterior work area.
  • Failure to direct work being performed by other individuals to ensure that work practices are followed.
  • Failure to have copies of their course completion certificate at the work site.
  • Failure to prepare required records.

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Pollutant Reductions

This enforcement action is expected to increase compliance with the RRP Rule, and increase awareness among the public and regulated community of the Rule’s requirements, thereby, contributing to a significant reduction in lead exposure.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Complaint proposes that the Company pay a civil penalty of $18,600. 


MCB, LLC - Overview of Company and Facility Location

MCB, LLC (the Company) is located in Omaha, Nebraska.  The settlement involves a renovation conducted at a property in Omaha, Nebraska.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to obtain initial certification from the EPA.
  • Failure to assign a certified renovator to each renovation.
  • Failure to comply with work practice standards by failing to post signs; failing to close and cover duct openings, and close all doors and windows, within the work area; failing to cover the floor; failing to contain waste from renovation activities; failing to ensure that waste that has been collected is stored behind containment; failing to keep doors within 20 feet of the renovation closed; and failing to cover the ground, as required by the rule.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.  Also, the Company committed to complete a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) by replacing 11 windows.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $ 464.00.  The penalty was reduced based on the Company’s ability to pay, and because the Company qualified as a micro-business under the Pilot RRP Penalty Program for Micro-Businesses.   Also, the Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) that the Company has committed to perform is valued at $4,400.


Brackmann Construction, Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Brackmann Construction, Inc. (the Company) is located in Missouri.  The settlement involves a renovation conducted at a property in Kansas City, Missouri.  The property was constructed before 1978.   

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to provide the owner of the unit with EPA-approved lead hazard information pamphlet.
  • Failure to comply with work practice standards by failing to post warning signs; failing to close and cover duct openings in the work area; failing to close windows and doors in the work area; failing to cover the floor surface and the ground; failing to cover doors within the work area; and failing to contain waste, as required by the rule.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

A civil penalty of $500 was assessed based upon documented inability to pay.  The company was also required to return to compliance as part of the settlement. 


Mesa Enterprises, LLC - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Mesa Enterprises, LLC (the Company) is located in Kansas City, Missouri.  The settlement involves a renovation conducted at a property in Kansas City, Missouri.   The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to apply for and obtain EPA certification prior to commencing the renovation.
  • Failure to ensure that all individuals performing renovation activities were certified, or had been trained by certified renovators.
  • Failure to comply with work practice standards by failing to keep signs posted until the post-renovation cleaning verification was complete; failing to contain waste from renovation activities; and failing to prohibit the use of machines that remove lead-based paint through high-speed operation such as sanding, as required by the rule.
  • Failure to provide the adult occupant of the unit with the EPA-approved lead hazard information pamphlet.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $200.


Creative Home Builders - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Creative Home Builders (the Company) is located in Kansas City, Missouri.  The Complaint alleges violations stemming from a renovation performed on a property in Kansas City, Missouri. The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Complaint alleges violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the Complaint, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure of a firm to apply for and obtain certification.
  • Failure to provide the owner of the unit with the EPA lead hazard information pamphlet no more than 60 days before beginning renovation activities.
  • Failure to comply with work practice standards by failing to remove all objects from (or cover all objects in) the work area; failing to cover the floor surface; failing to contain renovation waste; and failing to store waste under containment as required by the rule.
  • Failing to document compliance with the rule, including documentation that a certified renovator was assigned to the project; and that the certified renovator provided on-the-job training for workers, performed or directed workers who performed required tasks, and performed the post-renovation cleaning verification as required by the rule.
  • Failure to ensure a certified renovator is assigned to the renovation and discharges all of the certified renovator responsibilities as required by the rule.

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Pollutant Reductions

This enforcement action is expected to increase compliance with the RRP Rule, and increase awareness among the public and regulated community of the Rule’s requirements, thereby, contributing to a significant reduction in lead exposure.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Complaint proposes that the Company pay a civil penalty of $184,000.


First Choice Builders LLC d/b/a Intext Builders - Overview of Company and Facility Location

First Choice Builders LLC d/b/a Intext Builders (the Company) is located in Omaha, Nebraska.  The settlement involves a renovation conducted at a property in Bellevue, Nebraska.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to assign a certified renovator.
  • Failure to provide the property owner a copy of EPA’s lead hazard information pamphlet.
  • Failure to retain all records necessary to demonstrate compliance for three years following the completion of the renovation.
  • Failure to comply with work practice standards by failing to post signs, cover the ground, contain waste, clean the work area, and prohibit the use of machines that remove lead-based paint through high-speed operation such as sanding, as required by the rule.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $4,000.


Z & B Holdings, LLC d/b/a Berry Door & Window - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Z & B Holdings, LLC d/b/a Berry Door & Window (the Company) is located in Chesterfield, Missouri.  The settlement involves renovation projects conducted at properties in St. Louis, Glendale, University City, Webster Groves, and Kirkwood, Missouri.  The properties were constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to provide the owners and/or occupants of property an EPA-approved lead hazard information pamphlet and obtain a written acknowledgement or certificate of mailing prior to the commencement of renovation activities.
  • Failure to maintain records documenting compliance with the rule.
  • Failure to assign a certified renovator.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $ $23,200.


Douglas Thoman Construction - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Douglas Thoman Construction (the Company) is located in Nebraska.  The settlement involves a renovation conducted at a property in Omaha, Nebraska.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to apply for and obtain EPA firm certification prior to commencing the renovation.
  • Failure to comply with work practice standards by failing to post signs, cover the ground with impermeable material, and contain waste as required by the rule.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

A penalty of zero dollars was assessed based on documented inability to pay.  The company was also required to return to compliance as part of the settlement. 


Matthew Andersen dba Andersen Painting - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Matthew Andersen d.b.a. Andersen Painting (the Company) is located in Omaha, Nebraska. The Complaint alleges violations stemming from a renovation performed on a property in Bellevue, Nebraska.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Complaint alleges violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the Complaint, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to apply for and obtain certification.
  • Failure to ensure a certified renovator was assigned to each renovation and discharged all of the certified renovator responsibilities.
  • Failure to establish and maintain records to confirm compliance; to retain records for three years following completion of the renovation; and failure to make those records available to EPA.
  • Failure to comply with work practice standards by failing to use a properly equipped sanding device, clean the renovation area, cover the ground, contain renovation waste, and post signs as required by the rule.

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Pollutant Reductions

This enforcement action is expected to increase compliance with the RRP Rule, and increase awareness among the public and regulated community of the Rule’s requirements, thereby, contributing to a significant reduction in lead exposure.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Complaint proposes that the Company pay a civil penalty of $148,240. 


Jaime Diosdado - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Jaime Diosdado (the Company) is located in Kansas City, Missouri.  The settlement involves a renovation conducted at a property in Kansas City, Missouri.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E. In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to apply for and obtain EPA certification prior to commencing the renovation.
  • Failure to assign a certified renovator to each renovation performed.
  • Failure to retain all records necessary to demonstrated compliance with rule for three years following completion of the renovation.
  • Failure to comply with work practice standards by failing to keep signs posted until the post-renovation cleaning verification was complete; failing to collect and seal all paint chips and debris; and failing to contain waste, as required by the rule.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $100.


Region 8

Vanguard Construction Companies LTD - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Vanguard Construction Companies LTD (the Company) is located in Denver, Colorado.  The settlement involves a renovation project conducted at a property located in Englewood, Colorado.   The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violations 

The Combined Complaint and Consent Agreement (CCCA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the CCCA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification. Failure to obtain the required initial certification from the EPA prior to performing a renovation on housing constructed prior to 1978.
  • Failure to Retain Records.  Failure to retain all records necessary to demonstrate compliance with the work practice standard for containment of the work area and posting warning signs.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $1,000.


Region 9

AB Builders - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Allen Broussard dba AB Builders (the Company) is located in Pleasant Hill, California.  The settlement involves at least one renovation project conducted at property constructed prior to 1978.

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Violation 

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification.  Failure to obtain a firm certification from EPA before offering to perform a renovation for compensation at the property.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to correct the violation.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company has paid a civil penalty of $1,000.


Cogent Construction & Consulting, Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Cogent Construction & Consulting, Inc.  (the Company) is located in San Francisco, California.  The settlement involves a renovation project conducted at a child-occupied facility in San Francisco.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violation

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification.  Failure to obtain a firm certification from EPA before offering to perform a renovation for compensation at the property.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $1,000.


Ali Farahani d.b.a Nema Construction - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Ali Farahani d.b.a. Nema Construction (the Company) is located in Albany, California.  The settlement involves a renovation project conducted at a child-occupied facility in San Francisco.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violation

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification.  Failure to obtain a firm certification from EPA before offering to perform a renovation for compensation at the property.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $1,000. 


A&D Construction - Overview of Company and Facility Location

A&D Construction, Inc. (the Company) is located in Hayward, California.  The settlement involves a renovation project conducted at a property located in San Leandro, California.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violation 

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification. Failure to obtain a firm certification from EPA before offering to perform a renovation for compensation at the property.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to correct the violation.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company has paid a civil penalty of $1,000.


E F Brett & Company, Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

E.F. Brett & Company, Inc. (the Company) is located in San Francisco, California.  The settlement involves a renovation project conducted at a child-occupied facility in San Francisco.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violation 

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification. Failure to obtain a firm certification from EPA before offering to perform a renovation for compensation at the property.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $1,000.


Southland Construction Management, Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Southland Construction Management, Inc. (the Company) is located in Pleasanton, California.  The settlement involves a renovation project conducted at a child-occupied facility in San Francisco.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violation 

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification. Failure to obtain a firm certification from EPA before offering to perform a renovation for compensation at the property.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken steps to come into compliance.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company has paid a civil penalty of $1,000.


Regency Construction Co. Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Regency Construction Co. Inc. (the Company) is located in Carmel Valley, California.  The Company performed renovations on properties constructed prior to 1978.

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Violation 

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  The United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification.  Failure to obtain a firm certification from EPA before offering and performing renovations for compensation on property subject to the rule.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to correct the violation.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company has paid a civil penalty of $1,000.


CF Contracting, Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

CF Contracting, Inc. (the Company) is located in Fairfax, California.  The settlement involves a renovation project conducted at a child-occupied facility in San Francisco, California.  The property was constructed prior to 1978.

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Violation 

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification.  Failure to obtain a firm certification from EPA before offering to perform a renovation for compensation at the property.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a civil penalty of $1,000.


Welliver Construction - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Welliver Construction (the Company) is located in Eureka, California.  The Company performed renovation projects on properties constructed prior to 1978. 

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Violation

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violation:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification.  Failure to obtain a firm certification from EPA before offering and performing renovations for compensation on property subject to the RRP Rule.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to correct the violation.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company has paid a civil penalty of $1,000.


Region 10

College Works Painting d.b.a. Student Works Painting, Inc. - Overview of Company and Facility Location

College Works Painting d.b.a. Student Works Painting, Inc. (the Company) is located in Irvine, California.  The settlement involves renovation projects conducted on pre-1978 properties in and around Boise, Idaho.

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Violations

The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the CAFO, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Post Warning Signs. Failure to post signs warning occupants and other persons not involved in the renovation activities to remain outside the work area.
  • Failure to Cover the Ground. Failure to cover the ground with plastic sheeting or other disposable impermeable material extending ten feet beyond the perimeter of surfaces undergoing renovation or a sufficient distance to collect falling paint debris.
  • Failure to Erect Vertical Containment. Failure to take extra precautions in containing the work area to ensure that dust and paint chips from the renovation did not contaminate adjacent buildings or migrate to adjacent properties.
  • Failure to Demonstrate Compliance with Renovator Requirement. Failure to provide documentation to demonstrate that a certified renovator provided on-the-job training to non-certified workers.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a penalty of $39,532.


Dakota Remodeling LLC - Overview of Company and Facility Location

Dakota Remodeling, LLC (the Company) is located in Damascus, Oregon, and provides bath, kitchen, additions and whole house remodeling.  The settlement involves renovation projects conducted on pre-1978 properties in and around Portland, Oregon.

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Violations 

The Expedited Settlement Agreement (ESA) settles alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), 40 C.F.R. Part 745, Subpart E.  In the ESA, the United States alleges that the Company committed the following violations:

  • Failure to Obtain Certification. Failure to obtain a firm certification from EPA before offering and performing renovations for compensation on property subject to the RRP Rule.
  • Failure to Retain Records.Failure to retain records demonstrating compliance with the RRP Rule.

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Pollutant Reductions

It is expected that potential lead exposures and environmental contamination will be significantly reduced because the Company has taken prompt steps to come into compliance with the rule.

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Health and Environmental Effects

Lead exposure affects the nervous system and can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and younger are most at risk. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Behavior and learning problems, such as hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing problems
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • In rare cases of acute lead poisoning from ingestion of lead, seizures, coma and even death.

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also be easily circulated from the mother's blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Mothers with high levels of lead in their bodies can expose their developing fetuses, resulting in serious and developmental problems including:

  • Miscarriages,
  • Premature births or low birth weight,
  • Brain damage, decreased mental abilities and learning difficulties, and/or
  • Reduced growth in young children.

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Civil Penalty

The Company will pay a penalty of $400.

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