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EPA Announces 127 Lead Paint Enforcement Actions Over Past Year

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Recently during Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they completed 127 federal enforcement actions over the past year to ensure contractors are complying with their lead-safe practices stated in the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act and other EPA rules.

Since October 2016, EPA finalized 121 civil settlements for alleged violations of one or more of the 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--and filed three complaints for ongoing actions. EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice also prosecuted one criminal case involving violations of lead paint laws and finalized two Clean Air Act settlements that included lead paint abatement more

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