The VA Chapter endorses House Bill 1723, to update the Code of Virginia (¶ 32.1-228.1 and ¶ 32.1-229.01) involving radon professional certification titles, the names of national radon proficiency boards and programs, and federal radon testing and mitigation guidance documents. The introduced changes, as introduced, are listed below:
¶ 32.1-228.1. Department designated state radiation control agency; powers and duties.
6. Make available to the public a list of persons who are certified as professionals to offer screening, testing, or mitigation for radon pursuant to ¶ 32.1-229.01.
32.1-229.01. Companies listed as proficient to perform radon screening, testing or mitigation; compliance.
A. No person shall conduct or offer to conduct any radon screening, testing or mitigation in the Commonwealth unless he: (i) is listed as a professional by either the National Radon Proficiency Program or the National Radon Safety Board; or (ii) meets any other proficiency measures deemed acceptable by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the Board of Health for the purpose of offering such screening, testing or mitigation.
B. Any person conducting or offering to conduct radon screening, testing, or mitigation in the Commonwealth pursuant to subsection A shall comply with: (i) the radon testing standards outlined in the Environmental Protection Agency's publication, EPA 402-R-92-003, as revised; (ii) the radon mitigation standards outlined in the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International) Standard, E-2121-13, as revised; or (iii) any other radon testing and mitigation standards deemed acceptable by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Board.