Conn. And Mass. Based Landlords Face Fines for Failing to Notify Tenants about Lead Paint

(Boston, Mass. – April 11, 2012) The owners of rental properties in Bridgeport, Conn. as well as South Boston, Roxbury, and Dorchester, Mass., face EPA penalties for violating federal lead paint disclosure rules. In both cases, these violations potentially put tenants at risk of exposure to lead hazards. According to a complaint filed by EPA’s ...


EPA Fines Violators of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced three enforcement actions for violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) and other lead rules. The RRP rule requires the use of lead-safe work practices to ensure that common renovation activities like sanding, cutting and demolition, which can create hazardous lead dust, are ...


Minnesota Supreme Court Rules for Property Owners/Renters In Red Wing Challenge

WEB RELEASE: December 28, 2011 CONTACT: John Kramer (703) 682-9320 [Private Property] Red Wing, Minn.—Today the Minnesota Supreme Court handed down an important victory for Red Wing property owners and renters and for citizens across the state of Minnesota. The court allowed a property rights case to go forward that had been tied up by ...


University to Pay Penalty, Replace Windows in EPA Lead-Paint Case

Washington University, St. Louis, has agreed to pay a $2,778 civil penalty and spend at least $24,998 to replace old windows in its married-student housing units to settle allegations that it failed to disclose the presence of lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards to tenants prior to the leasing of some of its other housing...


Baltimore City Landlord Pleads Guilty To Lead Paint Violations

Previously Cited by the State for numerous Lead Paint Violations and documented children with elevated Lead blood levels living in his properties. Baltimore, Maryland- Cephus Murrell, age 68, of Catonsville, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to three misdemeanor counts of violating the Toxic Substances Control Act, in connection with improper lead paint abatement at rental properties...