Thursday, April 17, 2014

EPA TAKES ACTION TO PROTECT PUBLIC FROM HARMFUL LEAD EXPOSURE

Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC Settlement


Release Date: 04/17/2014

Contacts: EPA Press Office Contact Information, General Information: (202) 564-4355;
               Julia Valentine, Press Officer, valentine.julia@epa.gov, (202) 564-0496

Program Contact Information, Morgan Rog, Attorney, rog.morgan@epa.gov, (202) 564-7109

(WASHINGTON - April 17, 2014) – Lowe’s Home Centers, one of the nation’s largest home improvement retailers, has agreed to implement a comprehensive, corporate-wide compliance program at its over 1,700 stores nationwide to ensure that the contractors it hires to perform work minimize lead dust from home renovation activities, as required by the federal Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The company will also pay a $500,000 civil penalty, which is the largest ever for violations of the RRP Rule.

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