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.
Brady 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.
The 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.
EPA’s inspections were part of an initiative to draw attention to high-risk communities with the aim of reducing lead poisoning.