An anonymous YouTube video - from which this still image was taken - alerted EPA investigators to a Rockland, Maine, job site, where workers had made no effort to contain lead paint debris.
An anonymous YouTube video - from which this still image was taken - alerted EPA investigators to a Rockland, Maine, job site, where workers had made no effort to contain lead paint debris.

Ever since the EPA's Repair, Remodeling, and Painting (RRP) rule took effect in April 2010, remodelers around the country have been waiting expectantly for the agency to begin enforcement action against violators of its strict work-safety and record-keeping requirements (see "Lead-Safe Remodeling," JLC Report, 1/11). That wait came to an end in mid-May, when the EPA announced a multiple-count action against a Maine building owner and contractor for RRP violations dating to October 2010.

Particles and chips. According to the EPA complaint issued on May 6 and made public 10 days later, property owner Colin Wentworth was cited for a series of violations in connection with a painting project at a four-unit residential building in the city of Rockland. Sometime during the first week of October, two workers employed by Wentworth (one...

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