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Atlanta’s Home Depot under fire over lead paint removal

Home Depot faces investigations and fines for a series of cases in which its contractors mishandled lead paint removal in at least three states.

Three federal agencies have said they are looking into the actions of contractors working for the Atlanta-based home improvement giant in Connecticut, Maine and Colorado, an issue first reported by WSB-TV on Thursday, following the station’s own investigation.

A fine of $37,000 has been levied on Home Depot in Colorado, WSB reported.

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EPA Enforcement Settlement with Home Renovation Company to Benefit Kansas City, Mo., Youth Education Center

Southeast Lead Paint Testing and Consulting

(Lenexa, Kan., Oct. 2, 2015) – EPA Region 7 has filed a settlement with Bordner Installation Group, Inc., that includes a $19,782 Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) to benefit a youth education facility in Kansas City, Mo. An EPA recordkeeping inspection revealed Bordner, a home renovation company, violated the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule, resulting in a $21,980 penalty. About $2,200 of the civil penalty will be paid as cash to the United States. The remaining funds will be used for lead-based paint abatement of an education center at Grace United Community Ministries, Kansas City, Mo.… Continue Reading . . .

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EPA Seeks Comments on Lead-Based Paint Program Revisions

For All concerned with RRP, NOW is the time to make some improvements to the law.

SUMMARY: EPA is proposing minor revisions to the Lead Renovation, 
Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule that published in the Federal Register 
on April 22, 2008, and the Lead-based Paint (LBP) Activities rule that 
published in the Federal Register on August 29, 1996. The proposed 
revisions are intended to improve the day-to-day function of these 
programs by reducing burdens to industry and the EPA, and by clarifying 
language for training providers, while retaining the protections 
provided by the original rules.
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