EPA on the Warpath!
EPA has been rather busy enforcing the RRP provisions, check out this press release from EPA that details violations in Maine, New Jersey and Nebraska. Maine seems to be a hotbed for RRP violators. Hmmm…
The fines range from $1,500 to $ 10,000 and could change based on “a company or individual’s ability to pay a penalty”. BTW, these penalties are issued consistent with EPA’s Consolidated Enforcement Response and Penalty Policy (August 2010).
A common theme in each of these and other RRP violations to date has been a lack of worker training and adequate use of lead safe work practices. These go hand in hand, of course, and are relatively easy to accomplish. EEA provides a great lead awareness course for site staff that will meet EPA, HUD & OSHA training requirements. We’ve also added a perk to most of our RRP courses that should help jump start effective lead safe work practices.
Register for one of our upcoming Renovator sessions and receive a FREE lead hazard control cleanup kit! Valued at over $75.00, this professionally prepared kit contains the secret to effective lead hazard control cleanup. While supplies last…
This weeks contest winner is Sheila Sloan. Make sure to sign up for your chance to win.
EEA is ready to help you get ready for the upcoming construction and renovation season. Now’s a great time to get your asbestos initial or refresher training, or your hazmat, mold and safety training. Many courses fill up this time of year so register before it’s too late.
We have some Lead Renovator Trainings scheduled throughout the state next week, register for a session while there are still seats available:
April 24 in Binghamton
April 25 in Syracuse
April 26 in New Hartford
April 27 in Buffalo