Vol. 9 No. 8 August 2023
News and Events For the Industry
Indoor Environments 2023 Announces Agenda
Early Bird Registration Ends August 15th
- Over 80 Speakers Confirmed
- Check Out The Exhibitors
- Sunday C.E. Courses
- Friends and Family Day Out
- Book Your Hotel
When: October 29 – November 1
Where: Renaissance Nashville Hotel | 611 Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37203
Early Bird Registration ends AUGUST 15th
AARST Members get $155 OFF registration!
Call for Nominations: AARST Awards
AARST invites nominations for six Association Awards that recognize Radon and Community Leaders who advance the profession. Please consider supporting your colleagues, employees, and community members by making them candidates for an AARST Award. Submit Nominations Here.
1. Jack Bartholomew Award (est. 2014) – for recognized excellence by the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists in the field of professional radon education.
2. AARST Governance Award (est. 2006) – for significant leadership contributing to the Association’s governance.
3. Elizabeth Hoffman Award (est. 2014) – for advocacy by a citizen-advocate contributing to risk reduction awareness and/or radon policy.
4. Radon Community Impact Award – to recognize an industry partner (e.g., real estate agent/ broker, builder, home inspector, state radon program official, public housing authority, journalist, etc.), who advocated for radon awareness in their community. (Standing Annual Award)
5. Radon Community Policy Award – to recognize an individual (e.g., federal, state, or local policymaker) who has an impact on radon policies in our country.
6. AARST Chapter Leadership Award – to recognize an individual or the entire Chapter. (Standing Annual Award)
Briefing on the GSEs’ Multifamily Radon Policy
State radon program staff and radon professionals are invited to a briefing via Zoom webinar August 24, when AARST and CRCPD/E25 will provide an overview of the final Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac multifamily radon policy and discuss managing the conflicts between the policy and standards/credential requirements.
When: Thursday Aug 24, 2023 1:00 PM ET; 12:00 PM CT; 11:00 AM MT; 10:00 AM PT
Register in advance at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7IHa3KFyTY6RGf4xpLIP-Q
A confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar will be sent to the registrant.
the NRPP Certification Council
The Certification Council establishes credentialing criteria and complaint evaluation, decertification, and reciprocity policies for the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP). It consists of stakeholders representing a cross-section of industry segments.
Applications for the following seats are due by Thursday, August 31: Radon Mitigation – Residential; Radon Chambers; Consumer Interests; Radon Measurement – Residential; and Non-Licensing/Certifying States.
Potential applicants are encouraged to review the qualifications. Applications should be submitted using THIS FORM.
NRPP is ANAB-Accredited
under ISO 17024
Are you looking for a platform to connect with other professionals in the field of radon? Look no further than the Radon Listserv! This powerful tool allows you to share information, ask questions, and network with other experts in the industry. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, the Radon Listserv is the perfect way to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the field and connect with like-minded individuals. So what are you waiting for? Join the Radon Listserv today and start building your professional network!
BOOK YOUR ROOM FOR NASHVILLE TODAY!
Join AARST in Nashville for Indoor Environments 2023. The Renaissance Nashville Hotel is situated in the heart of downtown Nashville, one block from “Honky Tonk Highway” the famous stretch of Broadway known for music. The Broadway vibe is exciting, fun, happy, and musically loud! Special gems are found off each side street, from the historic Ryman Auditorium to the Johnny Cash Museum to the Country Music Hall of Fame and more. Eateries, BBQs, and classic southern vittles are tucked in everywhere. Book your discounted room at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel today. BOOK HERE
FREE ANSI/AARST Standards
New AARST Member Benefit!
AARST is now providing association members with free access to current and previous standards in both licensed PDF format and searchable Flipbook format. AARST members will be able to access these versions whenever they are logged in to the MY ACCOUNT section of the website at the Standards Library.
Members of the public will continue to have free access to non-searchable flipbooks as well as to purchase PDF versions at standards.aarst.org
Earlier versions: Because some states have adopted a previous version of standards, these are also still available in Flipbooks and for purchase.
Events to mark your calendars:
Rocky Mountain 4th Annual Golf Event, Aug. 9, Arrowhead Golf Course, Littleton, CO
EPA Region 3 Radon Stakeholder Meeting , Sept. 26, Hershey, PA
Indoor Environments 2023, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, Nashville, TN
Commercial Building Radon Professionals –
Tell us about your job!
NRPP is seeking input from radon measurement and mitigation service providers whose work includes or has included, Multifamily, School, Commercial, and Mixed-Use Buildings. If you perform this type of work, have performed it in the past, or supervise others performing this work, NRPP would like to hear from you! Please complete our survey to help us identify the essential tasks required to perform commercial mitigation and measurement to reduce radon and protect the health and wellness of the public.
To access the survey, click on the link below that best represents your role. The survey takes under 20 minutes to complete. Your responses will be kept confidential. Survey results will be aggregated and used to create the new Commercial Mitigator and Commercial Measurement certification exams designed to assess competent mitigation and measurement practice. We thank you in advance for supporting the radon profession.
Important Change to NRPP CE Requirement
For NRPP Certification renewals after October 1st, 2023, the CE requirement for each certification includes completion of an NRPP-approved NEW Standard Overview Course for the applicable standard. The start date for this requirement has been extended from July 1st as previously announced due to the delay in the standards’ publication.
NRPP-Certified Individuals, Please Note: Radon Measurement Professionals (RMP) will only need to take the measurement standard update course. Radon Mitigation Specialists (RMS) will only need to take the mitigation standard update course. However, if you hold BOTH certifications, then you will need to take BOTH of these courses in order to renew.
Welcome to Our Newest
Alexander Shpilman (MD), Amanda J Turner (NJ), Andrea Self (MA), Donald W DeMuth (KS), Eric Thompson (TN), Jeanine P Humphrey (CO), Jonathan Dyer (ME), Josh Walker (UT), Kevin Seise (NJ), Margaret Horton (CO), Matt Kopko (NJ), Matthew Urm (NJ), Michael Gelsick (PA), Nicole Copeland (MA), Shaunette D Duncan (CO), Stephanie Strickler (CO)
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Welcome to Our Newest
Aaron G Billings (KS), Alexandria A Miranda (CA), Alfredo Calderon (CA), Amanda J Turner (NJ), Anthony Fresquez (WI), Bobby Wade Williamson (CO), Carter R Norton (GA), Christopher Johnson (MD), Daniel Dean (KY), Daniel J Nigara (NJ), Darcie Smith (IN), Darriel Bratton (CO), Denver L Brown (IN), Dr. Carlos Marin (PR), Dustin Welch (WI), Ellen Bennett (FL), Eric Hintermaier (KS), Henry J Thomas (IN), Jason R Alcaraz (CA), Jesse Lockerbie (IN), John Murphy (PA), John Telesco (WI), Jon Handy (CO), Jordan Archer (IA), Justin W O’Bryon (WV), Kathy Ryder (TN), Leanne P Spratt (NJ), Matthew Beickert (TN), Matthew Urm (NJ), Michael Kaptein (CT), Nathan Wuerstle (PA), Patrick Ganley (IN), Peter J Decker (IL), Randi L Nimz (MO), Richard L McAfee (UT), Robert T Milsom (NY), Ryan Perry (MI), Sarah Chahin (NC), Sean Penn (CO), Shaunette D Duncan (CO), Stephanie R Grandstaff (FL), Thomas Mahr (CO)
AARST is a nonprofit, professional organization of members who are dedicated to the highest standard of excellence and ethical performance of hazard identification and abatement of radon, chemical vapor intrusion, and other contaminants of concern in the built environment. The organization primarily strives to advance the interests of its members through developing industry standards, certifying technical proficiency, enabling advancement of public policy, and communicating health risks to the public. – Revised mission statement, February 2023