EPA Reaches Settlement with Vytex Corporation of Twinsburg, Ohio, Resolving Alleged Violations of EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule | US EPA

Chicago (June 27, 2022)–Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency introduced a settlement with Vytex Corporation in Twinsburg, Ohio, to resolve alleged violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. The settlement features a $112,346 civil penalty.

EPA alleged that Vytex, a renovation agency that performs window and door alternative in Ohio, did not comply with the Lead RRP Rule at numerous properties the corporate labored on from 2018 to 2019. EPA alleged Vytex didn’t present the “Renovate Right” pamphlet earlier than starting renovation actions, which is meant to supply homeowners and/or occupants with data concerning potential lead-based paint hazards. EPA additionally alleged Vytex didn’t comply with all renovator certification and recordkeeping necessities at properties it labored on. Under the settlement with EPA, Vytex has agreed to conform with the RRP Rule in all future renovation actions and pays a civil penalty of $112,346 to the federal authorities.

EPA has designated the discount of childhood lead exposures as a excessive precedence and is dedicated to implementing the Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Associated Health Impacts.  Though lead is dangerous at any age, lead publicity is most harmful to kids underneath the age of six and could cause irreversible and life-long well being results, together with reducing IQ, focus, and tutorial achievement in kids. While lead is harmful to all kids, not all kids are equally uncovered to guide, nor do they endure the identical penalties of publicity. The dangerous impacts of lead disproportionately impression environmentally overburdened, low-income households and their communities. 

Learn extra in regards to the Lead RRP Rule.

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