Vol. 8 No. 3 March 2022

News and Events For the Radon Professional

State and Tribal
Indoor Radon Grants (SIRG) Program

For more than 30 years, EPA has provided critical funding to support state, territory and tribal efforts to reduce radon-related health risks through the
SIRG program. EPA wants to ensure that all eligible parties, including tribes, have the information they need to apply for SIRG funding. Each year, EPA allocates funds to the 10 EPA regional offices for award to recipients. Each regional office has an established radon/SIRG program coordinator who negotiates work plans, tracks progress, provides technical assistance compiles reports from recipients in their region and performs other grant-related activities. For all SIRG opportunities, initial proposals/ applications must be submitted using grants.gov. You can find details in A Fact Sheet for Tribes.

What’s In Your Truck

Check out what’s in Jesse Green’s truck! (owner of American Radon Mitigation, Inc. and AARST North Star Chapter President). Want to show what you bring to jobs? Send us a video, we’d love to share what’s in your truck!

ICC Code Change Proposals

AARST, American Lung Association, CRCPD, EPA, and National Center for Healthy Housing submitted code change proposals to the International Code Council to attempt (once again) to improve Appendix F. Technical proposals call for connecting perforated pipe or geotextile matting to the tee fitting under the slab; centering the pipe in an unobstructed cylindrical space in the attic for fan installation except where an electrical supply is provided on the roof or other accessible area; connecting perforated pipe or geotextile matting to the tee fitting under the membrane or connecting it to the interior drain tile system; specifying ASTM E1745 Class A poly to be consistent with another section of the IRC; and allowing an exception from placing aggregate or sand where geotextile drain matting is installed on well-drained or sand-gravel mixture that meets Group 1 classification. A sixth proposal, led by EPA, would eliminate the limitation of the use of Appendix F to Zone 1 and delete the EPA radon map and county list. The IRC Committee will hear the proposals at an in-person meeting in Rochester NY in late March / early April.

In Mailboxes Soon

The first Radon Reporter issue of 2022 will be in mailboxes this March. This informative industry magazine is published three times a year exclusively for AARST members and active NRPP professionals. Keep an eye out for your copy that includes articles about conducting business during inflationary times, VI transactional considerations, mitigation, the Radon Report Card, NRAP, and the 2022 Symposium.

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Start planning your trip to the 2022 International Radon and Vapor Intrusion Symposium this October 24-26, in Bellevue, Washington.

Stakeholder Meetings are BACK!

Stakeholder, region and chapter meetings are back! Meetings are a great place to get C.E., hear hear updates regarding policy from local and national radon partners, see radon exhibits and make new connections!

Region 7 is March 8 at Overland Park, Kansas. To register for the meeting visit: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5tpfWwAgH7ftZ9c  To register for Monday CE visit https://radoncourses.com/CE/In-person

Midwest Region Stakeholder is March 11 at Oak Brook, Illinois. For pricing, to register and CE credit information visit: https://www.mwaarst.org/events/#!event/2022/3/11/illinois-radon-stakeholders-apos-meeting

Region 8 is April 7 at Moab, UT. To register for the meeting or courses visit: https://deq.utah.gov/waste-management-and-radiation-control/radon/2022-epa-region-8-radon-stakeholders-meeting

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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...

2022 Symposium Call for Presentation Abstracts

Your knowledge and experience is very important to us! We are looking for presentation abstracts from members of the scientific, medical, professional, 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 also includes proposals for Continuing Education Courses offered during the Symposium. Deadline for submissions May 15, 2022.

Welcome to Our Newest
 AARST Members!

Aaron Lyons (NE), Andrei Jablokow (PA), Brande Doll (NE), Charles Van Allen (KY), Elizabeth Teague (MA), Jason O Bates (OH), Joshua Fitzgarrald (NE), Lance N. Rule (WI), Robert W. Corum (NE), Salvatore Nolfo (NC), Terry Ross (NV), Tina Ross (NV), TJ Tolley (IN), William Whipple (GA), Zan Jones (IL)

Welcome to Our Newest
NRPP Certified Professionals!

Aarmond J Proctor (CO), Alex Becker (CO), Austin Ogden (MD), Benjamin Shein (AZ), Bradley A Lewis (VA), Brandon Klacynski (VA), Brian Weltman (CA), Christopher d’Arcy (PA), Christopher Elliot Smith (MO), Christopher Job (CA), Cody Nish (WY), Craig A Madsen (CO), Cyrus Garrison (TN), Darby Nafziger (MO), Dennis M Minter (CO), Derrick Clayton Winstead (OH), Dwight Chew (VA), Dylan A McRae (IN), Everett L Imel (KY), Hamid Rafiq (PA), Jason A Lee (IN), Jason Muckey (NY), Jeff Anderson (WI), Jessica L Shulman (MD), Joshua A Judge (IN), Larry Kinney (PA), Madelyn G Rodgers (VA), Mark Rojek (IL), Matthew R Sedia (KY), Michael J Watson (NY), Michael P Reid (GA), Michael Smit (NM), Nathan C Prince (ID), Nicholas A Long (TN), Rene Lloyd (IN), Robert B Perkins (MD), Ronald Melchior (MD), Ryan Giacomini (IL), Shawn Eddy (VA), Sierra Lulli (GA), Taliesen Partridge (AL), Teresa Kulakowski (VA), Thomas M Tankersley (NC), Wayne Krupp (MI), Whitney Laude (TX)

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