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Lead in the News
March 15, 2021
EPA Reaches Settlements with Six Missouri Renovators for Alleged Lead Based Paint Violations
(Lenexa, Kan., March 15, 2021) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached settlements with six residential home renovators in Missouri for alleged violations of lead-based paint regulations under the federal Toxic Substances Control Act.
“Reducing exposure to lead-based paint, especially among children, is a top priority for EPA,” said David Cozad, director of EPA Region 7’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division. “The Agency is committed to ensuring that home renovators follow the law and protect tenants from exposure.”
The settlements include two renovators from the Kansas City area: Montgall LLC and Karin Ross Designs LLC; three renovators from the St. Louis area: Woodard Cleaning and Restoration Inc., Starke Inc., and City Restoration & Revival LLC; and one renovator from Springfield: The Window Dudes LLC.
Under the terms of the settlements, the companies agreed to pay civil penalties and to certify that they are in compliance with the law requiring the use of lead-safe work practices during renovations, known as the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.
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February 16, 2021
EPA Settles with “Texas Flip N Move” TV Show for Alleged Lead-Based Paint Violations
DALLAS – (Feb. 16, 2021) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement with Flipnmove Productions and EQ Media, Inc. to resolve alleged violations of federal regulations intended to reduce the hazards of lead paint exposure during renovations. The companies are affiliated with the home renovation television programs “Texas Flip N Move.”
The alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) depicted on the shows include performing home renovations for compensation without obtaining EPA renovation firm certification and failure to comply with several work practice standards required for the safe handling and disposal of lead-based paint.
“Renovating older homes comes with the responsibility of safeguarding residents from exposure to dust from lead-based paint, and that means following regulations and using proper guidelines,” said Acting Regional Administrator David Gray. “Through this settlement, Texas Flip N Move is ensuring the safety of their renovation work and helping to protect children from and educate the public about exposure to lead-based paint.”
Under the terms of the settlement, the companies have agreed to pay civil penalties and take steps to ensure compliance with the RRP Rule in future renovation projects. Further, the companies have agreed to complete projects to educate the public about lead-based paint hazards and the importance of using a certified renovator, including banners on existing episodes of Texas Flip N Move, developing informational webpages on their respective websites and adding links to the EPA Lead and RRP webpages, and integrating elements of the RRP Rule into future programing. The companies will also use a third-party entity to perform lead abatement in low-income target-housing residences or child-occupied facilities within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
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