PRLog - Oct. 6, 2011 - PEORIA, Ariz. -- This month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released information about a home rental company that was fined for lead violations in Fresno, California. The firm is required to pay $75,000 in penalties and costs to replace windows in some of the company’s properties that have lead contamination. The firm has one year to complete the project and must report to the EPA about its progress every three months.
The fines resulted after EPA inspectors discovered the firm failed to provide information to tenants about prior lead hazards before leasing certain units. In addition, the rental company did not have tenants sign forms showing that they received disclosures about lead. These failures resulted in violations of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act.
“Nearly one million children in America today have dangerous levels of lead in their blood, and old household paint is the primary source,” said Jared Blumenfeld, Regional Administrator of EPA’s Pacific Southwest region. “It is crucial for landlords to provide information about lead hazards, so that tenants can protect their families from lead poisoning.”
One of the premier environmental testing companies in California and across the Southwest that helps companies conform with current lead regulations is Clark Seif Clark. “In addition to helping companies comply with the Toxic Substances Act, we have been instrumental in helping firms fulfill the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule,” reported Derrick Denis, V.P. Indoor Environmental Quality at CSC. “The existing regulations are meant to protect tenants and children from lead poisoning. Fast and accurate testing is available to help avoid people unnecessary exposure to lead and prevent companies from receiving expensive fines and damaging public relations.”
To learn more about how CSC can help with lead, indoor air quality (IAQ), or other environmental issues, please visit http://www.csceng.com, email email@example.com or call (800) 807-1118.
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