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Category Press Release
Publish Date 10/11/2023
Author Paul Cochrane
Title EPA Settles with Three Renovation Companies in California over Claims of Lead-Based Paint Violations
Introduction LA Testing provides laboratory services, sampling supplies, test kits and personal protective equipment to identify and mitigate exposure risks to lead and other materials to protect the public and to help keep companies in regulatory compliance.

Huntington Beach, CA, October 11, 2023

Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced settlements with three companies in California over claims of violations of federal law that protect the public from lead-based paint (LBP). The settlements address renovation, repair and painting work performed by the companies at residential and commercial properties in the greater Los Angeles area.

EPA claims the firms violated numerous provisions of the agency’s LBP Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. Two of the three cases against the companies were initiated by tips and/or complaints submitted by the public to EPA. As part of the settlements, each of the firms agreed to pay thousands in civil penalties.

A renovation, repair or painting project in a pre-1978 home or building can easily create dangerous lead dust. Renovation companies that deal with lead-based paint activities have to comply with the RRP Rule. This federal law requires that a general contractor or subcontractor have at least one person assigned to a project who has been properly trained in the management of lead-based paint so that they can properly train others and ensure that paint is properly managed or disposed of.

“Fortunately, identifying lead hazards in homes and buildings is quick, convenient and affordable,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager at LA Testing’s Huntington Beach facility. “LA Testing, with laboratories across California, provides environmental, industrial hygiene and material testing services for lead, asbestos and other regulated substances. We also offer sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits and personal protective equipment. These resources protect workers and the public. They also help companies comply with federal, state and local health and safety regulations.”

To learn more about lead or other environmental, health and safety testing resources, please visit, email or call (800) 755-1794. For access to lead and other test kits, visit

About LA Testing

LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for food, consumer product, environmental and indoor air quality testing of asbestos, mold, bacteria, lead, VOCs, formaldehyde, soot, char, ash and smoke damage, particulates and other chemicals. In addition, LA Testing offers a full range of air sampling and investigative equipment to professionals and the general public. LA Testing maintains an extensive list of accreditations including: AIHA LAP LLC., AIHA ELLAP, AIHA EMLAP and AIHA IHLAP, CDC Elite, NVLAP, State of California, State of Hawaii Department of Health and other states. LA Testing, along with the EMSL Analytical, Inc. network, has multiple laboratories throughout California including South Pasadena, Huntington Beach, San Leandro and San Diego.

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