EPA Fines Second Window World Outlet

April 28, 2011
Government

Window World of Omaha, Neb., has agreed to pay a $3,976 civil penalty to the United States to settle allegations that it failed to notify owners and occupants of at least eight Omaha residential properties built before 1978 of lead-based paint risks prior to performing renovation work at those location, according to the Environmental Protection Agency

This is the third such settlement in recent weeks, as EPA previously fined a Window World location in St. Louis, and more recently, a Connecticut window and siding dealer.

According to an administrative consent agreement filed by EPA Region 7 in Kansas City, Kan., the Omaha window replacement company was legally required to provide owners and residents of the properties with an EPA-approved lead hazard information pamphlet before starting renovations at the properties.

As part of its settlement with EPA, Window World of Omaha has also agreed to perform a supplemental environmental project, through which it will provide 71 new windows at an estimated cost of $11,928 to Soby Ranch Ministry’s Operation Phoenix. The windows will be used in five residential properties in Omaha that are undergoing renovation through the non-profit organization's efforts.