AARST Support for State-Level Public Policy Work
State policy is central to sustaining and growing an effective infrastructure to fully implement radon risk reduction across the US. AARST is committed to support chapters, and to the extent possible, leaders in states without chapters, in enacting and implementing public policies that advance risk reduction. AARST national priorities for state policy change are:
- regulation of radon measurement and mitigation professionals through certification
- recognition of current American National Standards
- testing of new and existing buildings, followed by mitigation of high radon levels
- homebuyer and renter notification of radon risk prior to sale or rental contract
- radon systems installed during new construction according to ANSI-AARST standards
AARST commits to assisting state chapters in planning and implementing public policy advocacy work in their state. AARST Government Affairs (GA) assistance is tailored to the needs and opportunities that exist in each state, but can include telephone and email consultation, webinar presentations on trends in other states and best practices, researching of policymakers and policies, document development and review, and as possible, in-person visits.
AARST Chapters commit to developing programs and services including government/public affairs programs, providing an annual outline of GA goals, and identifying a GA Chair. Public policy objectives and leadership are fundamental elements of AARST National’s partnership with each chapter’s strategy for enacting and implementing public policies that advance the cause of radon risk reduction.