EPA Fines Connecticut Dealer

April 14, 2011

A contractor specializing in spray-on vinyl siding and replacement windows and doors has agreed to pay $30,702 to settle claims by the New England office of the Environmental Protection Agency that it failed to provide lead hazard information to homeowners or occupants before doing renovations that may have disturbed surfaces coated with lead-based paint, EPA reports.

The settlement resolves claims that Permanent Siding & Windows, based in Milford, Conn., failed to provide EPA’s lead hazard information pamphlet to at least 17 owners or occupants before the company began renovation activities. The violations in this case took place during renovation work done between January 2006 and March 2009.

Permanent Siding has certified that it is now in compliance with EPA’s Pre-Renovation rule and will submit a report to EPA later this year to demonstrate its continued compliance with this rule.

This is the second such settlement reported by EPA in recent weeks. It also settled a claim with Window World of St. Louis, which agreed to pay nearly $20,000 in fines and perform replacement window work for youth group homes in its area.