BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) has announced that three N.H. companies face penalties after allegations of
failing to follow federal lead paint regulations at a commercial and
residential property in Manchester.
In one administrative complaint, the EPA seeks a penalty of
$139,171 from Brady Sullivan Millworks II LLC and Brady Sullivan Millworks IV LLC (Brady Sullivan) of Manchester, New Hampshire, for alleged violations of the Real
Estate Notification and Disclosure rule and the Renovation, Repair and Painting
In a second administrative complaint, the EPA seeks a
$152,848 penalty from Environmental Compliance Specialists Inc. (ECSI) of
Kingston, New Hampshire, for allegations of violating the RRP Rule.
"EPA always works to ensure that building owners,
property managers and construction contractors understand and comply with
federal lead-paint disclosure and lead-safe work practice requirements to
protect people from exposure to lead," said Curt Spalding, regional
administrator of EPA's New England office. “This is especially important when
children are involved since exposure to lead can have serious developmental
impacts on kids' growing bodies and minds.”
The RRP Rule exists to prevent children’s exposure to
lead-based paint. Many residences, schools and other buildings used lead paint
in their construction before 1978.