Another contractor has been fined by the EPA for violating lead laws. The company is a painting contractor caught working in violation of the law in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Here are the details;
On 4/6/2011 8:26 PM, Bryson.Jamesm@epamail.epa.gov wrote:
College Works Painting pays $32,508 EPA penalty for failing to inform homeowners or residents of possible lead hazards
(Seattle – April 6, 2011) College Works Painting, a company operating in Oregon, has agreed to pay $32,508 penalty for alleged violations of the federal pre-renovation rule. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleged that the Irvine, California based company violated the federal pre-renovation rule while renovating nine properties in Portland, McMinnville, and Hillsboro, Oregon.
It looks like the EPA is out to start hitting non-compliant companies. Many contractors are still sitting on the fence thinking it will not happen to them. I just spoke to a contractor this morning and he has not Certified his firm. I asked him why and he said I heard it was going to be repealed last year so I put it on the back burner.
This is the fourth enforcement action that has been reported. Our contacts at the agencies are telling us you will see a lot more enforcement announcements in the coming months.
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