A remodeling company in California has been fined $28,564 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violations to the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule. The RRP rule is designed to keep homeowners, their families, and renovators safe during renovations in homes where lead paint is present. The company, G.D. Friend, Inc., performed two separate renovations on two pre-1978 homes. In its press release about the incident, the EPA listed four specific mistakes made by G.D. Friend.
- Failure to obtain certification from the EPA
- Failure to give homeowners the EPA's Renovate Right brochure
- Failure to document lead-safe practices during the renovations
- Failure to have a certified renovator provide all of the lead-based paint tasks