Kan. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
announced Dec. 15 that three companies will pay civil penalties after
allegedly violating the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule at the Kansas
City Power & Light (KCPL) building in Kansas City, Missouri.
7 conducted an inspection for lead-based paint renovation work practices at the
building in June 2015 and found the alleged RRP Rule violations.
& Abatement Services Inc., of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, which performed demolition
work at the building, allegedly committed multiple violations. These included
failing to post signs to clearly define the work area; have certified
renovators look for dust, debris and residue after the completion of work, clean until no dust remained, seal all paint chips away in certain baggage and
retain records of its work.
& Abatement Services will pay a civil penalty of $18,578. Additionally, Jim
Plunkett Inc. of Kansas City, agreed to a civil penalty of $4,690, and
B&R Insulation of Lenexa, Kansas, agreed to pay a civil penalty of $7,900. These
companies also purportedly violated the RRP Rule.