Why does AARST need to raise ARPC funds every year? So many reasons:
• Efforts have been made to eliminate federal funding for the EPA radon program
• Efforts have been made to eliminate federal funding for state radon programs – State Indoor Radon Grant (SIRG)
• 30 states do not regulate radon work
• 41 states do not require warning buyers about radon
• 39 states do not require radon systems in new homes
• Most states have no radon testing requirements for schools, childcare, or workplaces
Ensuring continuity of federal funding and enacting protective state policy require that someone lobby legislators to introduce and pass legislation. Often (but not always), this requires the services of a professional lobbyist who represents the radon industry.
Is ARPC new? No. Through the ARPC, ARPC Advertisers have supported lobbying work on Capitol Hill in Washington DC for almost a decade; these efforts helped open doors to new federal policy while delivering $70 million for SIRG. Now and in the future, ARPC funds will also support AARST Chapter lobbying work at the state level (after the chapter’s strategy, lobbyist, and request for support have been vetted by AARST).
How does ARPC work? Companies and individuals pay an annual advertiser fee or a monthly sustaining advertiser fee to support lobbyists working for AARST and chapters. Payment can be made by credit card or check. Each year, ARPC Advertisers are recognized for their support though advertisements in the Symposium Program, The Radon Reporter and Rn Biz.
The goal for 2022 is $45,000, and the drive is just beginning. Please visit the ARPC Page for more information and to become a 2022 Advertiser. With your help, this good work will continue.
Become an ARPC Advertiser in 2022
Please help us achieve our fund raising goal of $45,000 in 2022, and the drive is just beginning. Visit the ARPC Page for more information and to become a 2022 Advertiser. With your help, this good work will continue.