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EPA reaches agreement with Denver-area contractors over lead paint issues

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced agreements Tuesday with two Denver-area contractors over alleged violations of lead-based paint rules covering renovations of homes built before 1978.

KSK Builders LLC agreed to pay a $2,000 penalty for doing renovations without proper certification or establishing required compliance records. The EPA said HomeWrights, LLC also did renovations without proper certification, without a properly trained renovator and without compliance records. That company agreed to a $9,400 penalty and has since been certified under the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.

The settlements are the result of an ongoing initiative, which started last year, designed to protect northeast Denver communities from the hazards of toxic lead paint during home renovations, as most of the homes in the area were built before 1978 regulations banned lead paint products. Read More