EPA Fines 16 Companies for RRP Violations

Every once in awhile the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publicizes another round of Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule fines. The agency was recently at it again.

In November, 16 companies were fined by the EPA for violating the RRP rule. 13 of the companies reached settlements with the EPA for a combined $53,792, amounting to an average settlement of $4,138 apiece. The EPA filed administrative complaints against the other three companies and is seeking civil penalties up to the statutory maximum of $37,500 per violation.

Here is the list of companies who settled with the EPA over RRP violations:

  • Kindred Painting, LLC Settement
  • Universal Remodeling and Building, LLC Settlement
  • DiGiorgi Roofing and Siding Settlement
  • Exterior Images Settlement
  • Dasa Properties Settlement
  • Leanza Painting Contractors, Inc.
  • Mac Stringer Painting and Staining Settlement
  • Hometown Painting, Inc. Settlement
  • Alliance Contracting & Design Settlement
  • Scheffler Painting Settlement
  • Spartan Painting Settlement
  • Wildwood Apartments Settlement
  • Sunshine Home Improvement, LLC Settlement

And these companies had administrative complaints filed against them:

  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs Complaint
  • Kachina Contractor Solutions, LLC Complaint
  • PZ Painting Complaint

Here’s a snapshot of where these companies fell short: Failing to obtain firm certification; failing to ensure that all of the individuals performing the renovation were certified by EPA or had been trained by a certified renovator; failing to provide EPA’s “Renovate Right” pamphlet to homeowners and occupants; failing to post signs clearly defining the work area; failing to warn occupants to remain outside of the work area; failing to establish and maintain essential records; failing to properly cover the ground with plastic sheeting; failing to contain waste from renovation activities to prevent the release of dust and debris.

If these latest actions by the EPA are any indication, the agency is actively enforcing this rule.

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