Titan Environmental Services Inc., of Kansas City, Mo., has agreed to pay a $10,878 civil penalty to the United States to settle a series of violations of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act, including failures to provide required hands-on training to contractors and other renovation professionals who enrolled in some of its training courses, according to a press release.
The company also agreed to offer the federally required hands-on training at no cost to trainees who were enrolled in the company’s classes where EPA found violations. Additionally, the company has agreed to perform a supplemental environmental project, through which it will spend at least $97,902 to fund window replacement and lead-based paint abatement at five residential properties in St. Joseph, Mo. Titan must submit detailed work plans to EPA for approval before the abatement activities begin, and follow-up reports to the EPA when those activities are completed, under terms of the settlement.
According to an administrative consent agreement and final order filed by EPA Region 7 in Kansas City, Kan., Titan’s violations were based on findings from three EPA inspections: a May 2010 recordkeeping inspection at the company’s Kansas City business office, an October 2010 inspection at a lead-based paint training course given by the company at a hotel in Osage Beach, Mo.; and an October 2010 follow-up recordkeeping inspection at the company’s business office.
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