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Senate moves to put off lead-paint violation fines

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed legislation Thursday to block fines temporarily under a rule that requires certification to remove lead paint in homes and certain facilities built prior to 1978.

Sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the proposal was attached to a supplemental funding bill by a vote of 60-37.

Collins accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of botching implementation of the lead-paint rule, which took effect in April.

Collins’ legislation would bar the EPA from using funds in the spending bill to levy fines through Sept. 30.

Read more from this Tulsa World article here.

Source: JIM MYERS World Washington Bureau

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