June 21, 2019
EPA Takes Important Step to Further Protect Children from Exposure to Lead-Contaminated Dust
WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, along with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, announced new, tighter standards for lead in dust on floors and window sills to protect children from the harmful effects of lead exposure.
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November 28, 2018
EPA settles with West Chester contractor for lead 'lead safe' violations
PHILADELPHIA—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday announced that Chapman Windows and Doors of West Chester, Pennsylvania will pay a $17,500 penalty to resolve alleged violations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.
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October 25, 2018
EPA Enforcement Actions Help Protect Vulnerable Communities from Lead-Based Paint Health Hazards
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced 140 federal enforcement actions completed over the last year to ensure that entities like renovation contractors, landlords, property managers, realtors and others comply with rules that protect the public from exposure to lead from lead-based paint. Exposure to lead dust, chips or debris from lead-based paint can pose serious risks to human health, particularly for young children.
“EPA’s work to enforce federal lead paint laws helps protect communities across the country,” said EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Assistant Administrator Susan Bodine. “These cases also hold violators accountable for their actions and help maintain a level playing field for companies that follow the rules.”
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