WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with PMR Properties LLC for alleged violations of federal lead-based paint regulations in its tri-state rental housing network, including in Missouri.

The Council Bluffs, Iowa-based company leases around 400 properties in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri – especially in St. Joseph. The EPA alleges PMR Properties did not inform tenants of the presence of lead-based paint at some of its properties, even after Iowa Department of Public Health inspectors notified the company. It also failed to inform tenants of the known hazards or provide the reports before individuals signed leases.

The terms of settlement, filed on Tuesday, July 14, state PMR Properties will pay $40,800 in penalties.