The Environmental Protection Agency is serious about cleaning up lead paint. On March 12, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced six settlements, totaling $287,000 and completed over the last year, regarding lead paint enforcement actions. Five of the settlements concerned the Renovation, Repair, and Paint Rule and involved four companies in California and one in Arizona. The Renovation, Repair and Paint Rule requires certain notifications, certifications, work practices, and record keeping when making renovations to pre-1978 housing. More information is available in the Q&A Lead-Based Renovation Rule.