The U.S. EPA announced a settlement with a Chicago area renovation company, Euro Tech, Inc. The Bensenville company allegedly violated the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule by failing to provide records to EPA to demonstrate compliance with the rule. Companies performing renovations on residences constructed before 1978’s ban on lead paint must take measures to reduce the hazards inherent in disturbing surfaces painted with lead. The company has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $52,793 and has certified that it is now complying with the rule. Read more here.