LENEXA, 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.


EPA Region 7 conducted an inspection for lead-based paint renovation work practices at the building in June 2015 and found the alleged RRP Rule violations.


Construction & 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.


Construction & 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.

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