U.S. EPA reaches settlement with Dilbeck & Sons for lead-based paint violations in Salinas, California


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SALINAS, Calif. –  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Dilbeck & Sons, Inc. for violations of federal regulations related to lead-based paint. The firm, based in Salinas, will pay a $22,774 penalty for failing to comply with the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, which requires it to take steps to protect the public from exposure to lead while doing residential remodeling work.

“Half of the housing market in Monterey County was built prior to the 1978 federal ban on the use of lead based paint,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator John Busterud. “With so many older homes in the Monterey County, it is critical that home repair and renovators be properly trained, certified and follow lead-safe work practices to protect children, families and workers.”

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