BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced
Feb. 28 that it had finalized a settlement agreement with Brady Sullivan Millworks
II LLC and Brady Sullivan Millworks IV LLC (Brady Sullivan) after an alleged
failure to follow lead-safe work practices and provide proper lead paint
disclosure to tenants at a Manchester, New Hampshire, residential property.
Sullivan agreed to comply with the federal Real Estate Notification and Disclosure
(Disclosure) and Renovation, Repair and Painting (RPP) Rules, which are laws
designed to protect the public health, and will pay a penalty of $90,461.
violations allegedly occurred at “The Lofts at Mills West” or “Mill West,” a
four-story, historical mill building at 195 McGregor Street in
Manchester. After the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services referred a
complaint in 2015, the EPA performed a series of inspections at the building that
May. The agency purportedly found dust and chipped paint in major interior
common areas. Testing of paint chips allegedly revealed levels of lead well above
acceptable health-protective standards.
inspections were part of an initiative to draw attention to high-risk
communities with the aim of reducing lead poisoning.