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Maryland hosted Region 3 Radon Stakeholder meeting

06/24/2019 - 8:00am

06/26/2019 - 12:00pm

5400 Holiday Drive Frederick, MD 21703

06/24/2019 8:00 am
06/26/2019 12:00 pm

Stakeholder Day-June 25, 2019 from 8:00am-5:00pm

EPA-State only meeting on June 26, 2019

The meeting is being held at no cost and is intended to bring together interested parties concerned with protecting the public from unnecessary exposure of radon in homes, schools, public and private buildings.

The Stakeholder’s meeting is being hosted by the Maryland Department of the Environment in collaboration with the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD), the Region 3 office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Maryland Department of Health, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, District of Columbia Department of the Environment, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

This meeting will bring interested stakeholders together to discuss common issues, provide insight into future radon risk reduction action, share perspectives, educate and network. This meeting will focus on radon risk reduction and looking at the latest developments in testing and mitigation. We believe that meetings such as this will better provide all of us with ways to assist the public and reduce radon exposures. Speakers will include internationally recognized radon experts, the US Environmental Protection Agency, state and local radon professionals. Attendees will receive 4 hours of Category II CE credits for attending the June 25th Stakeholder meeting.

To Register: https://www.crcpd.org/event/Region3_Stakeholder-2019
Deadline for registration for the conference is Friday, June 14th.
Boxed lunch of assorted sandwiches will be provided both days. Please let us know of dietary restrictions.

Monday, June 24th training for radon professionals:
Course Name: Radon Testing and Mitigation in Schools and Large Buildings (pending CE approval)
Instructors: Bruce Snead, MURC-Kansas State University and Bill Brodhead-WPB Enterprises
Cost: $125

Lodging: Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center 5400 Holiday Drive Frederick, MD 21703
Call hotel directly for room reservations 301-694-7500 (Conference code: Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors-EPA Region) or online with this link: www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/FV51C4. The hotel will guarantee the rate of $99 plus tax if reserved by May 23rd.

For More Information:
Jim Lewis-MDE (410-537-3300) jim.lewis@maryland.gov
Michelle Moyer-EPA Region 3 (215-814-2098) moyer.michelle@epa.gov

Monday, June 24, 2019 Agenda
CE Course: Radon in Schools and Large Buildings: Measurement and Mitigation Practices
Cost: $125
Time: 8-5 (Registration starts at 7am)
Instructor: Bruce Snead, MURC-Kansas State University and Bill Brodhead-WPB Enterprises
Course Description:
This introductory course focuses on the skills you need to understand the major factors unique to radon measurement and mitigation in schools and large buildings.

The goal of the morning session is to help you design and manage radon measurement projects in schools and large buildings. Topics include test reparation, determining test locations, test procedures, required measurement conditions, quality control and test documentation. The course is built around the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard, Protocols for Conducting Radon and Radon decay Product Measurements in Schools and Large Buildings

The goal of the afternoon session is to help you address growing demand for radon control in large buildings including schools. The focus is on skills you need to understand the major factors unique to radon dynamics and mitigation in large nonresidential buildings. The course emphasis is on the ANSI/AARST standards on school and large buildings radon mitigation.

This course is pending approved for 8 total Category I credits by NRSB and NRPP (4 Cat I credits for the morning session on measurement and 4 Cat I credits for the afternoon session on mitigation)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Agenda
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7:00 – 8:00 REGISTRATION (morning coffee and tea)
8:00-8:15 Welcome & Announcements (The Honorable Ben Grumbles, Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment)
8:15-8:30 USEPA Update (Michelle Moyer Region 3 U.S. EPA, Tommy Bowles-EPA HQ)
8:30-9:00 Radon Health Effects and Communicating Radon Risk (Dr. Cliff Mitchell, MD DHMH)
9:00-9:40 State program updates-DC, DE, MD (MD-Jim Lewis, DC-Keith Keemer, DE-Kurt Olinger)
9:40-10:00 BREAK
10:00-10:30 State Program update-VA, PA, WV (VA-Ryan Paris, PA-Denise Bleiler, WV-Paul Ice)
10:30-11:00 MOVES Project (Low Cost Pilot Mitigation Project) (Nate Burden, Fidelity Inspection and Consulting Services)
11:00-11:40 Montgomery County Maryland Program and Real Estate Testing Law (Stan Edwards, Montgomery County MD)
11:40-12:00 AARST National/NRPP update (AARST Dallas Jones, AARST/NRPP
Nate Burden, local AARST)
12:00-1:15 LUNCH (boxed lunch of assorted sandwiches)
1:15-2:00 Worker Hazards and Worker Exposure (Bruce Snead, Kansas State University)
2:00-2:45 RRNC (Dr. Paul Locke, Johns Hopkins University)
2:45-3:05 BREAK
3:05-3:25 NRSB (Citizen’s for Radioactive Radon Reduction Kehaulani (Kay) Kekoa, NRSB Jackie Nixon, CR3)
3:25-3:45 PADEP Re-entrainment study (Robert Lewis or Denise Bleiler PADEP)
3:45-4:25 Running a Successful Radon Business Panel-Marketing, Advertising, QA/QC, Bookkeeping (TBD)

*NRSB and NRPP will offer 4 Category II continuing education credits for this meeting (pending approval). Please make sure to sign in at registration table to receive credit*