Vol. 8 No. 2 February 2022

News and Events For the Radon Professional

AARST Announces the Radon Report Card

AARST has launched the Radon Report Card, a tool for viewing, by state, the latest available data on radon-induced lung cancer risk and current state policies that help reduce risk. The Radon Report Card will assist consumers, policymakers, public health advocates, soil gas professionals, radon programs, researchers, and other health and housing stakeholders in accomplishing expanded and improved efforts to stop radon in the nation’s homes, schools, and other buildings. READ MORE

American Radon Policy Campaign

The ARPC is AARST’s program to raise funds to support federal and state policy that advances radon risk reduction. The program ensures continuity of federal funding and enacting protective state policy require that someone lobby legislators to introduce and pass legislation. Often, this requires the services of a professional lobbyist who represents the radon industry. 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. Read about the good work this program has enabled for over a decade. MORE

Call for Presentation Abstracts for
AARST Symposium 2022

Call For Presentation Abstracts is Now Open for the 36th Annual AARST International Radon and Vapor Intrusion Symposium October 24-26, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Washington. AARST is accepting for consideration, abstracts from members of the scientific, medical, educational, housing, business, policy, and advocacy communities to share new and innovative technology, research findings, business and financial strategies, policy updates, and other topics that will educate radon and chemical vapor intrusion professionals and other stakeholders. This Call includes pre-symposium courses offered by private trainers.  MORE

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NRAP Leadership Council Launches NRAP | 2021–25

After 5 years in partnership, the NRAP Leadership Council continues to collaborate, sharing ideas about how best to move critical, life-saving radon action forward. This multisector group shares the work—each member organization leading in its area of knowledge, responsibility and capacity—to advance four related priorities that they all share for saving lives from radon. MORE

Education Opportunities

February is a short month but is CHOCK FULL of opportunities for educational courses! Some even in person.
Tips to stay in the know:

  • Confirm a course you plan on attending is NRPP-approved, ask the provider for the course ID Number and look it up.
  • The Radon Events Google calander also features some training courses. Click the blue + on our calendar to add it to your personal Google Calendar.
  • Educators often advertise in Rn Biz and on the NRPP and AARST websites as well as send out regular emails. Have a favorite trainer? Get on their mailing list.

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AARST is Hiring

AARST is Hiring Executive Director The Search Committee has been working with JDG Associates, a DC-area executive search firm, to identify AARST’s next Executive Director. JDG has posted the announcement. Persons wishing to be considered for the position should apply...

2022 AARST Board Elections

AARST Board Election for 2022 Voting Dates For AARST BOD Elections Current AARST members will receive an electronic eBallot link at 12:00 AM ET Friday, October 14, and will have ten days to vote ending 12:00 Noon Eastern, October 24, 2022.  Two candidates are running...

PAC Silent Auction

The AARST Radon PAC is sponsoring a silent auction in conjunction with the Symposium. The PAC needs prizes from AARST members! Please consider contributing something attractive and fun to the effort.  Here’s a list of suggestions: Golf outing, fishing trip, whitewater...

Radon Licensure Required in CO

Radon professional licensure now required in Colorado DENVER - Consumers building or buying homes should be aware that any associated radon measurement or radon mitigation services must now be performed by a licensed professional in Colorado. This requirement took...

THE VAPOR INTRUSION PATHWAY MINI-SERIES Part 2: Regulatory Closure Challenges

David R. Gillay, Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1 This is the second in a series of articles focusing on an unseen villain known as vapor intrusion.This article discusses some of the challenges and new tools to secure and maintain regulatory closureof contaminated sites...

Device-Specific Training

Christina Johnson, NRPP Credentialing Coordinator Are you an NRPP measurement certified professional using analytical testing devices? Depending on the type of deviceyou are operating, you may be able to skip the device performance test for your certification...

NJDEP Has New Rules for Testers and Mitigators Effective Dec. 6, 2022

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Commission on Radiation Protection have repealed the existing radon certification program and adopted new rules applicable to individuals and businesses that test for or mitigate radon. The new provisions...

NRPP’s Radon Certification Program Earns ANSI Accreditation for Meeting the ISO/IEC 17024 Standard for Personnel Certification Bodies

The National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) was accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) National Accreditation Board for fulfilling the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024 standard for certification bodies in June....

NRPP Earns ANSI Accreditation PRESS RELEASE

All Certifications Fulfill Quality, Competence, and Integrity Standards. The National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) has become accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) National Accreditation Board for fulfilling the International Organization...

THE VAPOR INTRUSION PATHWAY MINI-SERIES Part1: Transactional Considerations

David R. Gillay, Barnes & Thornburg LLP1 This is the first in a series of three articles focusing on an unseen villain known as vapor intrusion to provide a look into key transactional considerations related to this environmental health hazard. Vapor intrusion...

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Welcome to Our Newest
 AARST Members!

A. Layne Gebers (TN), Anthony Lapov (SD), Brigitta Gruenberg (ID), Carolee Cooper (ID), Cory Schold (NE), Danny Hammock (ID), Dustin W Arbuckle (IN), Emmanuel Ortiz (TX), Greg McGaha (KY), Harpreet Chohan (CA), Jeff Masse (NY), Jeremy Peck (WV), Jim Williamson (NY), Mary McBride (CO), Matthew Shaw (PA), Michael FitzPatrick (CT), P. Cayr Curtis (UT), Roger Hart (RI), Russell Redner (NY)

Welcome to Our Newest
NRPP Certified Professionals!

Alex P Rayfield (VA), Alexander Luette (TX), Amber Mugford (CT), Amy E Frick (VA), Anthony Lapov (SD), Ashia Lauer (IL), Brad Callister (UT), Brandon C Rutter (VA), Brandon Queen (NC), Bruce Jones (VA), Chandler Bernklau (WI), Christian L Zoumadakis (UT), Christopher E Lane (MA), Curry Jett Meier (CO), David Hafer (VA), Deise Rezende (MD), Derik Pomaville (WA), Devin Brock (MA), Eric Anderson (VA), Eric Mueller (NH), Gary Richey (ID), Ian Graham (CO), Jared McAfee (UT), Jasmine Satorre (NJ), John Deslauriers (VA), John G Manias (MN), Jonathan Garrett (IN), Karen S Chantharath (CA), Lee R Gonzalez (CO), Margaret Forgy (GA), Matthew R Sedia (KY), Michael S Waller (NY), Paul Cassens (VA), Russell Redner (NY), Spero G Zervos (AL), Stephen Long (VA), Susie Hudson (SD), Timothy Hendren (KY), Todd R Passmore (PA), Victor Matibag (CO)

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