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“Reducing Radon in New Construction of 1 & 2 family Dwellings and Townhouses” for Public Comment

The RRNC 2.0 Standard Development Committee has announced the release of the 3rd draft of “Reducing Radon in New Construction of 1 & 2 family Dwellings and Townhouses” for Public Comment. Your comments are due by January 31, 2012.

Please see the attached document.

Formal Request For Volunteers; Radon Mitigation Standards for Multifamily Buildings

Announcement and formal request for volunteers:

Both those with experience in standards work and those new to standards work are welcome to throw their hat in the ring!

Radon Mitigation Standards for Multifamily Buildings. (Designation RMS-MF)

As one result from the publication of the Multifamily Measurement Protocols, the USEPA and other agencies working on the Interagency Federal Action Plan have expressed sincere desire for a sister mitigation document.

Formal Action: The Executive Stakeholder Committee, has initiated an AARST/ANSI standard titled "Radon Mitigation Standards for Multifamily Buildings". The scope, as the new title implies, is comprehensive yet will initially focus on the vast number of buildings where ASD is applicable.

FYI: Multifamily Measurement Protocols were published late 2010 as an American National Standard and available at the AARST bookstore.

RRNC 2.0 New Construction Standard Available for Public Comment

On behalf of the RRNC 2.0 Standard Development Committee I am pleased to announce the release of the 3rd draft of “Reducing Radon in New Construction of 1 & 2 family Dwellings and Townhouses” for Public Comment. Your comments are due by January 31, 2012.

Thank you for your participation in the development of this standard.

Regards,

Dave Kapturowski

RRNC 2.0 Committee Chair

To download a copy of the standard:

http://aarst.org/images/RRNC%202_0_Standard_FINAL_3rd_Public_Review_Draft_November_2011.pdf

Radon kits for post-grad work in Nigeria

Hi Radon Pros. This request for help with radon devices for a post-grad student came in. Is there anything that can be done to help? Please let me know or respond directly to the requestor's email:
falodedeborah@yahoo.com
Thanks!!

I'm a postgraduate student in the department of community health,undergoing a programe( Masters of Public Health) in one of the schools in Nigeria. I'm writing my thesis on Radon Levels in some selected offices in the school. i need an assistance in getting some radon measuring device in order for me to be able to determine the level of radon present in my local community bearing in mind that there are problems of eletricity stability in my Country. i don't know if u could assist in getting some Radon meters using batteries, so that i would be able to finish up my thesis. thank you

NRC Seeks Public Comment on Draft Guidance Concerning Treatment of Uranium Filtered From Local Water Systems

NRC Seeks Public Comment on Draft Guidance Concerning Treatment of Uranium Filtered From Local Water Systems

SAVE THE DATE – Join us in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The EPA Region 4 Radon Stakeholders’ Meeting hosted by the State of Georgia will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd Atlanta Georgia.

This meeting is being held at no cost for all those that have a stake in protecting the public from unnecessary exposure to radon in their homes, schools and businesses. Interested stakeholders can meet to discuss common issues, insights into the future, and network. We believe that meetings such as this will better equip all of us with ways to assist the public and reduce radon exposures.

We will:

Safe and Healthy Homes Investment Partnerships: Comments Due Oct. 14

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developments Safe and Healthy Homes Investment Partnerships (SHHIP) Designation
http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2011/09/14/2011-23400/safe-and-healthy-homes-investment-partnerships-request-for-comments

We are pleased to share the opportunity to provide public comments on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developments new Safe and Healthy Homes Investment Partnerships (SHHIP) designation criteria. Strongly informed by the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative and other programs, SHHIP promotes local partnership alignment of health, energy and housing programs and will reward these partnerships with local designation and bonus points on upcoming NOFA's (beginning in 2013).

Radon Programs Assistant position at Kansas State University

Kansas State University seeking Radon Programs Assistant, full time in Engineering Extension at Kansas Duties: planning and implementation of online radon curriculum, assist with state and national technical assistance. Required: BS in science or engineering related discipline; demonstrated communication, computer and online education skills. Preferred: One year experience with online educational delivery; radon related experience. Submit before September 19, 2011, cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Bruce Snead
133 Ward Hall KSU
Manhattan, KS 66506-2508
For more information: www.kansasradonprogram.org
Kansas State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
http://sosradon.org/files/sosradon/jobs/2011_Position_Announcement_Radon_Programs_Assistant.pdf

Radon Measurement Studies Sought

Studies Sought

Seeking to review and/or create a reference bibliography of independent radon measurements studies (from 2000 on) conducted and published in the United States documenting home radon measurements in relationship to real estate transactions/home sales versus other motivators or events that lead to a radon test.

Any state, tribe, or territorial data, or other documented studies from independent (public or private) authors, researchers, or reporting mechanisms. Published studies or research should be in the public domain or may be copyrighted (but should be available for purchase or public review and reference if held privately.)

Please reply with either studies or bibliographic information to: director@aarst.org.

Peter Hendrick
Executive Director, AARST