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More enforcement (still overall a trivial level of enforcement):

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpres...383445d9a21d283f85257c83005a24ce!OpenDocument

Haren Laughlin Construction, Lenexa, KS. The case involves renovation of an unoccupied apartment building built in 1922, located at 811 East Armour Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri. The building contained 65 one- and two-bedroom units and one studio apartment and was located in an urban area on a major street near numerous businesses and residences. EPA Region 7 inspectors conducted a work practice inspection of ongoing renovation activities on August 9, 2012. HarenLaughlin will pay a civil penalty of $2,786 and perform a Supplemental Environmental Project valued at $24,500.
Alaska Commercial Contractors, Inc. provides general contractor services throughout Southeast Alaska with an office located in Juneau, AK. The case involves a residential renovation project at a structure known as the Governor's House, located at 716 Calhoun Avenue, Juneau, Alaska. The property was constructed prior to 1978. Bill Vizzo Contractors will pay a civil penalty of $2,200
Collegiate Entrepreneurs, Inc. is a residential painting company with an office located in Braintree, MA. The settlement involves residential renovation projects conducted at 82 different properties in New England communities between May 2009 and July 2010. Each of the properties was constructed prior to 1978. Collegiate Entrepreneurs will pay a civil penalty of $30,000 in 12 installments (plus 3% interest).
D&S Construction of Western Ohio, LLC is located in Sydney, Ohio. The settlement involves a residential renovation or repair project conducted at a property located in Sidney, Ohio in February 2011. The property was constructed prior to 1978. D&S Construction will pay a civil penalty in the amount of $400. D&S Construction’s penalty was based in large part on its ability to pay.
DuraPlex, Inc. is a residential painting and siding company with an office located in Brick, New Jersey. The settlement involves a residential renovation project conducted at a property in Howell, New Jersey in April 2012. DuraPlex, Inc. was the general contractor for the renovation. The property was constructed prior to 1978. Duraplex, Inc. will pay a civil penalty of $5,330. Duraplex’s penalty was reduced because it qualified as a micro-business under the Pilot RRP Penalty Program for Micro-Businesses.
Environmental Engineering & Technologies, Inc. ("EE&T") is an EPA-accredited training provider located in Newport News, VA. The settlement involves violations pertaining to a "Renovator Initial Training Course" which was conducted on April 27, 2012. EE&T will pay a penalty of $1,000 pursuant to the Lead-based Paint Expedited Settlement Agreement Pilot Program. Under the ESA pilot, significantly reduced penalties are offered to respondents in order to facilitate quick settlement.
Exterior Energy Consultants, Inc. is located in Gladstone, Missouri. The settlement involves a residential renovation conducted at a property located in Kansas City, Missouri. The property was constructed prior to 1978. Exterior Energy will pay a civil penalty of $1,727 and perform a Supplemental Environmental Project valued at no less than $15,543.
The Hannegan Construction Company is located in St. Charles, Missouri. The settlement involves ten separate renovations conducted throughout Missouri in 2011. The properties were constructed prior to 1978. Hannegan Construction will pay a civil penalty of $10,548.
Philip and Stanley Thornton are two brothers who perform home renovations for compensation in the Marshall, Missouri area. The settlement involves a residential renovation conducted at a property located in Mount Leonard, Missouri that was constructed in 1951. Philip & Stanley Thornton will pay a civil penalty of $3,400.
Samuel M. Lewis is an individual with a place of residence in Columbus, Ohio. The settlement involves a residential renovation project conducted at a property located in Columbus, Ohio in August 2011. The property was constructed prior to 1978. Based on Mr. Lewis’s inability to pay, no civil penalty was assessed in this case.
Rothers, Inc. d/b/a Rothers Design/Build is located in Kansas City, Kansas. The settlement involves a residential renovation or repair project conducted at a property located in Kansas City, Missouri in February 2012. The property was constructed prior to 1978. Based on Rothers Design/Build’s inability to pay, the company will pay a mitigated penalty of $1,000.
Schryer/Thompson Construction, Inc. is a general contractor company with an office located in Concord, CA. The case involves residential renovation projects conducted at six different properties in California communities between May 2010 and November 2011. Each of the properties was constructed prior to 1978. Schryer Thompson will pay a civil penalty of $2,500.
The Home Hero, LLC is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The settlement involves a residential renovation project conducted at a property located in Wyandotte, Michigan in January 2011. The property was constructed prior to 1978. The Home Hero, LLC will pay a civil penalty of $1,127. The Respondent’s penalty was reduced because it qualified as a micro-business under the Pilot RRP Penalty Program for Micro-Businesses.
The Training Network, Inc., an EPA accredited training provider, is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and provides nationwide Lead-Safe Work Practices training. The settlement involves a number of alleged training violations that took place at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville, VA on November 17, 2010. The Training Network will pay a civil penalty of $560.
Van Dyk Construction is a residential remodeling and framing company located in Littleton, CO. The case involves an exterior residential renovation project conducted at one property located in Englewood, CO. The property was constructed prior to 1978. Van Dyk Construction will pay a civil penalty of $600. The penalty was reduced because the Respondent qualified as a micro-business under the Pilot RRP Penalty Program for Micro-Businesses.
Van Pool Painting, Inc. provides paint removal and repainting services throughout Alaska with an office located in Juneau, AK. The case involves a residential renovation project at a structure known as the Governor's House, located at 716 Calhoun Avenue, Juneau, Alaska. The property was constructed prior to 1978. Van Pool Painting, Inc. will pay a civil penalty of $10,000.
Ritchie Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Puroclean Emergency Restoration Services is located in Sullivan, Missouri. The settlement involves three residential renovations conducted at three different residential housing units located throughout Missouri in 2011. The properties were constructed prior to 1978. Ritchie Enterprises will pay a civil penalty of $30,000.
James J. Welch & Co., Inc. ("JJ Welch") is a corporation located in Salem, Massachusetts that provides general contracting services, including residential and commercial construction and renovation. The case involves violations stemming from a renovation project performed between September 2011 and February 2011 to convert a former school into a community center in Kittery, Massachusetts. The portion of the school targeted for renovation was constructed prior to 1978. JJ Welch & Co. will pay a civil penalty of $3,465.
L. Hernandez Painting d/b/a Hernandez L. Painting is a residential painting company located in Hempstead, New York. The settlement involves a residential renovation project conducted in Syosset, New York in June 2012. The property was constructed prior to 1978. Hernandez L. Painting will pay a civil penalty of $1,560. The penalty was reduced because the Respondent qualified as a micro-business under the Pilot RRP Penalty Program for Micro-Businesses.
Jason Madura is a landlord in Sedalia, Missouri that performed renovations on his rental property. The settlement involves a residential renovation project conducted at a residential property located in Sedalia, Missouri in April 2012. The property was constructed prior to 1978.
Based on Jason Madura’s inability to pay, he will pay a mitigated penalty of $100.
James L. and Dona D. Jungers are individuals that own rental property in Lincoln, Nebraska. This case involves a renovation conducted by James L. and Dona D. Jungers which consisted of scraping the exterior of a single family home constructed prior to 1978. Based on James L. and Donna D. Jungers inability to pay, they will pay a mitigated penalty of $100.
Midwest College Painters, LLC is located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The settlement involves a residential renovation conducted at a property located in Lansing, Michigan in July 2011. The property was constructed prior to 1978. Midwest College Painters will pay a civil penalty of $ 500. Midwest College Painter’s penalty was based in large part on its ability to pay.
Nezerka Enterprises LLC d/b/a Certa Pro Painters of Shawnee Mission, Kansas is a certified EPA RRP firm who uses subcontractors to complete renovation jobs. The case involves renovation of a 4-unit apartment building located in Kansas City, Missouri. The building was built in 1923. EPA Region 7 inspectors conducted a work practice inspection of ongoing renovation activities on October 25, 2011 and an RRP recordkeeping inspection on January 17, 2012. Nezerka Enterprises LLC d/b/a Certa Pro Painters will pay a civil penalty of $8,596.
 
Professional Training Associates Inc. is a training provider located in Duquesne, PA. The settlement involves a number of alleged training violations that were conducted at its facility in Duquesne, PA on March 14, 2012. Professional Training Associates, Inc. will pay a penalty of $1,000 pursuant to the Lead-based Paint Expedited Settlement Agreement Pilot Program. Under the ESA pilot, significantly reduced penalties are offered to respondents in order to facilitate quick settlement.
The Consortium for Workforce Development/New Jersey Council of Community Colleges (NJCCC) is an organization comprised of 19 county colleges located throughout New Jersey. NJCCC's primary place of business is located in Trenton, New Jersey. NJCCC is an EPA-accredited provider of lead-based paint renovation training courses. This settlement involves violations of NJCCC’s training program based on an August 2012 inspection. The settlement includes payment of a $6,500 cash penalty, a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) valued at $24,375, and full compliance with regulatory requirements in all future renovation training courses. Under the SEP, NJCCC is offering tuition-free Renovator Initial training to contractors in Hurricane Sandy impacted areas. After attending the course, students will be trained and certified to work safely with lead-based paint and understand how to comply with the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule.
Prudent Technologies, Inc. is located in Kansas City, Missouri. The settlement involves two residential renovations conducted at two properties located in Omaha, Nebraska in September 2011. Both properties were constructed prior to 1978. Prudent Technologies will pay a civil penalty of $65,450.
New Hampshire Plate Glass Corporation (NH Glass) is a firm located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) was filed January 21, 2014 and concerns a window renovation project NH Glass was performing at a former school in Kittery, Maine. The school was being converted to a community center that would also house child day-care programs, and thus is a "child-occupied facility" subject to the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule). The property was constructed prior to 1978. New Hampshire Plate Glass will pay a civil penalty of $10,890.
Devex Construction LLC. is a renovation company located in Greenwood Village, CO. The case involves a residential renovation project conducted at one property located in Wheat Ridge, CO. The property was constructed prior to 1978. Devex Construction LLC will pay a civil penalty of $800.
M&J Environmental Institute ("M&J") is a training provider that is accredited to offer renovator courses. M&J is located in Maple Grove, MN. The settlement involves violations pertaining to training courses which were conducted in June of 2013. M&J will pay a penalty of $400 pursuant to the Lead-based Paint Expedited Settlement Agreement Pilot Program. Under the ESA pilot, significantly reduced penalties are offered to respondents in order to facilitate quick settlement.
Dennis Barker is a painting contractor located in Fairbury, NE. The case involves an exterior painting project at a child-occupied residence located in Fairbury, NE. The property was built in 1910. Dennis Barker will pay a civil penalty of $3,465.
Thomas Breuer Construction, Inc. is a renovation company located in Sioux Falls, SD. The case involves a residential renovation project conducted at one property located in Sioux Falls, SD. The property was constructed prior to 1978. Thomas Breuer Construction will pay a civil penalty of $6,000.
Painting Done Right is a firm owned by a certified renovator located in Lincoln, NE. The case involves a painting project at a residence located in Lincoln, NE. The property was built in 1915.
Painting Done Right will pay a civil penalty of $1,729.
Thermo-Twin Industries, Inc. is a renovation firm located in Oakmont, PA. The case involves renovations conducted at three residential properties located in Pennsylvania. All three properties were constructed prior to 1978. Thermo-Twin Industries will pay a civil penalty of $25,690.
Kachina Contractor Solutions, LLC ("Kachina") is a training provider with its main office located in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. EPA accredited the respondent to conduct initial renovator training courses pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act ("TSCA"), and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule ("RRP Rule"), 40 C.F.R. § 745.225. The settlement alleges violations for courses the respondent conducted in and around Washington State. Kachina Contractor Solutions, LLC will pay a civil penalty of $18,000.
 

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It took a while, but we finally realized that there must be secret settlements which are not being announced, so there is probably more, or much more enforcement than is obvious from the published fines.
 

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Not working as close with the EPA as some of our folks I can't speak as an expert on the fines. It's my understanding though that the announced fines are ones that have been settled and finalized.

So I'm not sure if that means that many others are in process, appeal, etc.

I will say that I'm aware of a nationwide franchise that had one of their franchisees fineda very large amount. It hasn't been announced yet, so we'll see.
 
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