LENEXA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) —The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a settlement with LHP LLC, a company that owns and rents numerous housing units, after allegations of violating the Lead Renovation Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.
The RRP Rule exists to protect citizens from harmful lead exposure, such as toxic lead dust and debris that can be generated during renovations of homes built prior to 1978.
LHP allegedly failed on numerous counts during the renovation of a property at 800 A Street in Lincoln. Alleged RRP violations included failing to post warning signs, failing to close doors and windows within 20 feet of the renovation and failing to cover the ground with plastic to collect dust and debris.
LHP will pay the United States $8,840 in civil penalties as part of the settlement.