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Preventing Lead Poisoning in the Pacific Southwest

During 2019 and 2020 the Pacific Southwest regional office took seven enforcement actions against contractors that failed to comply with the lead-based paint requirements of the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. The RRP rule requires contractors that work on housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 to be trained, certified, follow lead-safe work practices, and maintain records. The seven firms paid penalties totaling more than $160,000.

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