Posts Tagged ‘ lead paint rule ’

EPA Settles With Chapman Over Issues of Lead-Based Paint

Dec 11th, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced it has settled with West Chester, Penn.-based Chapman Windows and Doors over violations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule. The violation comes around a month after the EPA settled with another window company, True View Windows, over similar violations. The RRP rule was created to […]

LRRP: The Political Hot Potato Hits the Ground

Apr 30th, 2018

Last September, I wrote a cautiously optimistic blog about the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP). In it, I expressed my enthusiasm that our industry was working hard to make our voice heard on the issue and that the government was undergoing a mandatory Section 610 Review of the policy. After the headlines last […]

EPA: Lead Paint Rule Won’t Be Changing

Apr 25th, 2018

After completing a federally mandated two-year review of the economic impacts of the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Tuesday that there will be no changes to the regulation. The RRP rule, which has been deeply unpopular among door and window installers since the EPA first published it […]

Window Company Fined $67,180 for Lead Paint Violations

Apr 17th, 2018

Advanced Window Inc. of Frederick, MD,  is facing $67,180 in penalties from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for lead paint violations that the agency said occurred during window replacement work at the Southern Towers apartments in Alexandria, VA, in 2015. According to the EPA, the company violated the agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule […]

Court Orders EPA to Revise Lead-Paint Rules

Jan 2nd, 2018

A federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revise its lead-paint standards within 90 days and write new rules within a year. The 2-1 decision last week by the San Francisco-based Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit came in response to environmental groups demanding that the EPA act upon a […]

EPA Completed 127 Lead Paint Enforcement Actions During Past Year

Oct 27th, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week that it completed 127 federal enforcement actions during the past year related to lead paint, mostly targeting  contractors, landlords and property managers. Most of them were for violations of the controversial Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule, which many in the door and window industry say […]

Lead Paint Rule Inching Closer to Resolution

Sep 5th, 2017

The Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule has been and continues to be a sore spot for our industry. To date, very little if any progress has been made by the EPA to make this program viable. An affordable – and accurate – test kit remains elusive. So, where do we go from here? […]

Contractors Settle with EPA Over Lead Paint Allegations

Feb 15th, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week announced settlements with two Denver-area contractors as part of an ongoing initiative to protect residents of northeast Denver communities from toxic lead paint hazards during home renovations. Solid Ground Homes LLC has agreed to pay a penalty of $18,000 to resolve allegations the firm performed a renovation […]

EPA Sanctions More Than 100 for Lead Paint Violations in FY 2016

Dec 20th, 2016

From October 2015 through September 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that it entered into 123 settlements for alleged violations of three lead-based paint rules –the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule; the Lead Disclosure Rule; and the Lead-based Paint Activities Rule for abatements. Collectively, the settlements require violators to pay $1,046,655 in […]

Associations Urge Reform of Lead-Paint Rule

Sep 15th, 2016

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extended the comment period for a review of the agency’s controversial Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule (RRP). That comment period recently ended, and several associations that represent the fenestration industry have weighed in. The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) submitted extensive comments to the EPA urging fixes […]