Lead-Safe Practices

EPA’s RRP Chief Touts Lead-Paint Rule’s Success, Outlines Future Plans EPA’s RRP Chief Touts Lead-Paint Rule’s Success, Outlines Future Plans

In an exclusive interview, the head of the EPA's lead-paint program says RRP has “a good foundation in place” and anecdotal evidence it has helped reduce cases of lead poisoning in children. Read what's coming next. Read more

Lowe's to Pay Record $500K Penalty Over Subs' Lead-Paint Rule ViolationsLowe's to Pay Record $500K Penalty Over Subs' Lead-Paint Rule...

EPA cites job practice and recordkeeping infractions by contractors that Lowe's uses Read more

EPA Announces Plan to Inspect CT Contractors for RRP Compliance

Contractors in the New Haven, Conn., area will be getting the first glimpse this spring of a new lead paint rule compliance initiative the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out. Contractors located outside of that area should pay attention because it could show up in other places around the country soon too. Here's what's going down. Read more

PA Firm to Pay $25,690 to Settle Lead-Paint Rule Allegations

A manufacturer and installer of windows isn't admitting it did wrong, but it will pay to end claims that its employees failed to follow the controversial lead-paint rule while working on three homes. Read more

EPA Settles Over Lead Dust Violations at Alaska Governor’s Mansion

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently settled with an Alaska contractor over lead paint violations related to work done on the governor's mansion. The settlement was for $32,000 and a subcontractor on the project was fined $10,000. Read more

Appeal Promised in $1.15 Billion Lead-Paint Abatement Case

Attorneys from both sides of the $1.15 billion lead-paint abatement payment ordered against three lead paint companies said the case will be appealed. Plaintiff co-counsel Mary Alexander estimates that the case could last up to six more years. Read more

25 Most Popular Articles of 2013

From lead paint to lead carpenters, here are the topics and articles that got our readers' attention in 2013. Read more

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