Subchapter D. OPERATION REQUIREMENTS


Sec.


240.301.    Advertising.
240.302.    Required client information.
240.303.    Reporting of information.
240.304.    [Reserved].
240.305.    Health and safety program.
240.306.    Continuing education program.
240.307.    Radon measurement proficiency program.
240.308.    Radon mitigation standards for detached and attached residential buildings three stories or less in height.
240.309.    Radon mitigation system fee.
240.310.    Testing protocols.

Cross References

   This subchapter cited in 25 Pa. Code §  240.1 (relating to description of regulatory structure).

§ 240.301. Advertising.

 A person may not advertise a radon-related service or product with false or misleading statements regarding the services or products offered, health effects or property value. A person required to obtain certification may not advertise a service or product unless the person currently holds a valid certification from the Department to perform that service or provide that product. Advertising for a radon-related service or product must include the valid Department certification number of the certified individual providing that service.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  240.301 amended under sections 12 and 13 of the Radon Certification Act (63 P.S. § §  2012 and 2013); section 302 of the Radiation Protection Act (35 P.S. §  7110.302); and section 1920-A of the Administrative Code (71 P.S. §  510.20).

Source

   The provisions of this §  240.301 amended October 26, 2018, effective January 24, 2019, 48 Pa.B. 6791. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (388454).

§ 240.302. Required client information.

 (a)  A person may not test, mitigate against radon or provide a radon-related service or product without first offering the potential client a price list of services offered, and providing evidence of certification and a notice that only persons certified under the act and this chapter may provide the services or products. For mitigators, a written estimate for services shall constitute a price list. The notice must read substantially as follows: NOTICE TO CLIENTS:

  Pennsylvania law requires that anyone who performs radon testing, mitigation or laboratory analysis activities must be currently certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Any person providing these radon services shall present to the client a current Department-issued photo identification card upon request. If you have questions, you may contact DEP at the Bureau of Radiation Protection, Department of Environmental Protection, P.O. Box 8469, Harrisburg, Pa. 17105-8469, (717) 783-3594.

 (b)  For a person performing mitigation, warranty information, if offered, and information on the proper method of checking and servicing of mitigation equipment to maintain its function shall be provided in writing to the client.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  240.302 amended under sections 12 and 13 of the Radon Certification Act (63 P.S. § §  2012 and 2013); section 302 of the Radiation Protection Act (35 P.S. §  7110.302); and section 1920-A of the Administrative Code (71 P.S. §  510.20).

Source

   The provisions of this §  240.302 amended October 26, 2018, effective January 24, 2019, 48 Pa.B. 6791. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (388454).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  240.310 (relating to testing protocols).

§ 240.303. Reporting of information.

 This section specifies reporting requirements for testing, mitigation and other radon-related services.

   (1)  Laboratory reporting and primary tester reporting.

     (i)   A primary tester performing analyses or a certified individual performing laboratory analyses shall report test results to the Department within 45 days of the analysis date. If a radon-related analysis is not provided during a 45-day period, the certified individual shall inform the Department by the end of that 45-day period in a format approved by the Department. Radon tests used for diagnostic purposes must be identified as ‘‘diagnostic’’ when submitted to the laboratory. The information must include all of the following as available:

       (A)   The name and certification number of the person certified to provide the testing or laboratory analysis service.

       (B)   The address of the building tested, including street and number, post office, full zip code and county.

       (C)   The begin and end date of each measurement, measurement method and locations in the building.

       (D)   The type of house or building, the types of measurement devices used, the locations within the building of specific measurements and the results in picocuries per liter.

       (E)   The operational status of the mitigation system at the test site.

       (F)   The date the analysis was performed.

       (G)   The serial number of the CRM or electret reader.

     (ii)   The primary certified individual shall retain for 5 years the test result documentation identified in subparagraph (i).

     (iii)   The following test results should not be reported to the Department:

       (A)   An invalid test.

       (B)   A diagnostic test.

       (C)   A measurement performed only for QA.

   (2)  Mitigation reporting.

     (i)   A mitigation certified individual shall report the mitigation activity results to the Department within 45 days after the mitigation system initial fan activation or the alteration to an existing mitigation system. If mitigation activity is not performed during a 45-day period, the certified individual shall inform the Department by the end of that 45-day period in a format approved by the Department. The reported information must include all of the following:

       (A)   The name and certification number of the person providing the service.

       (B)   The address of the building involved, including street and number, post office, full zip code and county.

       (C)   The date of the initial fan activation or the alteration to an existing mitigation system.

       (D)   The type of house or building.

       (E)   The type of mitigation installation or alteration.

       (F)   The cost to the client.

       (G)   The postmitigation result.

     (ii)   The mitigation certified individual shall retain for 5 years the mitigation activity result documentation identified in subparagraph (i).

   (3)  Reporting to client. Within 10 business days after testing or laboratory analysis is provided, the person providing radon-related services shall report in writing to the client and to the owner or occupant the results in picocuries per liter and, when appropriate, in WLs of radon measurements taken in the building. If a certified tester provides the service through a certified laboratory, it is the responsibility of the certified laboratory to report the results to the client and to the owner or occupant of the building.

   (4)  Postmitigation testing and reporting. For a person performing mitigation, each building shall be tested for radon levels after the mitigation is performed. Each test must be at least 48 hours in duration and follow Department-approved protocols in §  240.310 (relating to testing protocols). The post-mitigation test shall be conducted no sooner than 24 hours after completion of the mitigation. The results of the postmitigation test shall be reported in accordance with this section unless the postmitigation test is performed by someone other than the mitigator and the client does not provide the postmitigation test results to the mitigator.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  240.303 amended under sections 301, 302 and 401 of the Radiation Protection Act (35 P.S. § §  7110.301 and 7110.302); section 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  510-20); and the Radon Certification Act (63 P.S. § §  2001—2014).

Source

   The provisions of this §  240.303 amended May 16, 2008, effective May 17, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 2243; amended November 14, 2008, effective January 1, 2009, 38 Pa.B. 6275; amended October 26, 2018, effective January 24, 2019, 48 Pa.B. 6791. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (388454) to (388455).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  240.2 (relating to scope); and 25 Pa. Code §  240.310 (relating to testing protocols).

§ 240.304. [Reserved].


Authority

   The provisions of this §  240.304 reserved under sections 12 and 13 of the Radon Certification Act (63 P.S. § §  2012 and 2013); section 302 of the Radiation Protection Act (35 P.S. §  7110.302); and section 1920-A of the Administrative Code (71 P.S. §  510.20).

Source

   The provisions of this §  240.304 reserved October 26, 2018, effective January 24, 2019, 48 Pa.B. 6791. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (388455) to (388456).

§ 240.305. Health and safety program.

 A certified individual shall have a radon health and safety program to protect himself and firm employees from exposure to radon that, at a minimum, includes minimizing one’s time in the building and providing fresh air intake from outside air, when appropriate. The program must include records of each mitigator’s exposure to radon during the course of employment. The certified individual shall record the items on the form in Appendix C (relating to radon exposure tracking record) and retain the records for a period of 5 years. Testers and mitigators may not exceed 4 WLM/yr in radon exposure.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  240.305 amended under sections 12 and 13 of the Radon Certification Act (63 P.S. § §  2012 and 2013); section 302 of the Radiation Protection Act (35 P.S. §  7110.302); and section 1920-A of the Administrative Code (71 P.S. §  510.20).

Source

   The provisions of this §  240.305 amended October 26, 2018, effective January 24, 2019, 48 Pa.B. 6791. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (388456).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  240.112 (relating to prerequisites for radon mitigation certification).

§ 240.306. Continuing education program.

 Upon certification renewal, the certified individual shall submit to the Department proof of having satisfactorily completed 16 credit hours of Department-approved continuing education courses or Department-approved equivalent.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  240.306 amended under sections 301, 302 and 401 of the Radiation Protection Act (35 P.S. § §  7110.301 and 7110.302); section 1920-A of The Administration Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  510-20); and the Radon Certification Act (63 P.S. § §  2001—2014).

Source

   The provisions of this §  240.306 amended March 30, 2001, effective March 31, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1742; amended November 14, 2008, effective January 1, 2009, 38 Pa.B. 6275; amended October 26, 2018, effective January 24, 2019, 48 Pa.B. 6791. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (388456).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  240.102 (relating to prerequisites for radon testing certification); 25 Pa. Code §  240.112 (relating to prerequisites for radon mitigation certification); and 25 Pa. Code §  240.122 (relating to prerequisites for radon laboratory certification).

§ 240.307. Radon measurement proficiency program.

 An initial laboratory individual applicant, initial primary testing individual applicant, or an applicant applying to add a new primary testing or laboratory device shall provide written evidence of successful participation in a Department-approved radon measurement proficiency program for each model type.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  240.307 amended under sections 12 and 13 of the Radon Certification Act (63 P.S. § §  2012 and 2013); section 302 of the Radiation Protection Act (35 P.S. §  7110.302); and section 1920-A of the Administrative Code (71 P.S. §  510.20).

Source

   The provisions of this §  240.307 amended October 26, 2018, effective January 24, 2019, 48 Pa.B. 6791. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (388456).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  240.102 (relating to prerequisites for radon testing certification); and 25 Pa. Code §  240.122 (relating to prerequisites for radon laboratory certification).

§ 240.308. Radon mitigation standards for detached and attached residential buildings three stories or less in height.

 (a)  The certified individual shall conduct a thorough visual inspection of the building prior to initiating any radon mitigation work.

 (b)  Terminal discharge. To prevent re-entrainment of radon, discharges of depressurization systems, whether fan-powered or passive, must meet all of the following requirements:

   (1)  The termination point shall be above the immediate edge of the roof for vent pipes attached to the side of the building.

   (2)  The termination point must be vertical, upward, outside the structure and discharging to the atmosphere. A 45-degree elbow is permitted. Rain caps may not be used.

   (3)  The termination point must be 10 feet or more above the ground level nearest to the point of discharge.

   (4)  The termination point must be 10 feet or more from an operable window unit, door or other opening into conditioned spaces unless it is 2 feet above the top of the openings. The 10-foot distance may be measured directly between the opening and the exhaust point or with a flexible tape following the shortest path possible around intervening solid objects. A chimney is not considered an opening into conditioned spaces.

   (5)  The termination point must be at least 5 feet horizontally from a vertical wall that extends above the roof or higher than the vertical wall.

   (6)  The termination point must be 10 feet or more from an opening into an adjacent structure and be:

     (i)   At least 12 inches above the surface of the roof for vent pipes that penetrate the roof.

     (ii)   At least 10 feet from any openings of conditioned spaces in the structure.

 (c)  Fan location. A radon fan used in active soil depressurization or a block wall depressurization system may not be installed:

   (1)  Below grade, in a window well or egress window well, or in the conditioned space of a building.

   (2)  In a basement, crawl space or other interior location directly beneath the heated or cooled spaces of a building.

 (d)  Sealing.

   (1)  When accessible, the following are required to be adequately sealed with urethane caulk or equivalent material using methods and materials that are permanent and durable when installing a mitigation system:

     (i)   Perimeter channel drains.

     (ii)   Cracks that exist where the slab meets the foundation wall (floor wall joint).

     (iii)   Expansion or control joints.

     (iv)   Openings around utility penetrations of the foundation walls.

     (v)   Sump pits that allow entry of soil gas or that allow conditioned air to be drawn into a sub-slab depressurization system.

   (2)  When the opening or channel is greater than 1/2 inch in width, a foam backer rod or other equivalent filler material shall be inserted into the channel before application of the sealant. Materials inserted into the channel must leave adequate space below the filler material to allow subsurface drainage from the channel into the subslab material.

   (3)  If the mitigator and homeowner determine that the perimeter channel drain cannot be sealed for water control reasons, then the mitigator may leave those areas unsealed and shall provide the following written statements to the homeowner:

     (i)   This technique may contribute to increased heating and cooling costs.

     (ii)   This technique may reduce the effectiveness of the radon mitigation system.

     (iii)   This technique may increase the potential for backdrafting natural draft combustion appliances.

 (e)  Labeling.

   (1)  If the mitigation system is accessible and visible, a system description label shall be prominently and permanently affixed to the mitigation system piping. If the mitigation system is concealed or not accessible, then the label shall be placed in another prominent location. The label must be legible from a distance of at least 3 feet and include all of the following information:

     (i)   ‘‘Radon Reduction System.’’

     (ii)   The name and certification number of the mitigation certified individual or firm.

     (iii)   The contact telephone number of the mitigation certified individual or firm.

     (iv)   The date of installation.

     (v)   ‘‘Building should be tested for radon at least every two years.’’

   (2)  Each exposed and visible interior radon mitigation system vent pipe section shall be identified with at least one label on each floor level. The label must read ‘‘Radon Reduction System.’’

 (f)  Required client information. Upon completion of the mitigation project, the mitigator shall attach an information package to the mitigation system in a secure and permanent manner, visible location and labeled ‘‘Radon Mitigation Information.’’ The information package must include all of the following:

   (1)  A copy of contracts and warranties for the mitigation system.

   (2)  A description of the installed mitigation system and its basic operating principles.

   (3)  A description of the proper operating procedures of installed mechanical or electrical systems, including the manufacturer’s operation and maintenance instructions, drain-filling instructions and warning device interpretations.

   (4)  A list of appropriate actions for the client to take if the system failure warning device indicates system degradation or failure.

   (5)  A recommendation to retest at least every 2 years.

   (6)  A recommendation to have an electrical inspection performed on the applicable components of the installed system.

 (g)  Compliance. A person conducting radon mitigation activities shall conduct the mitigation in accordance with Department-approved mitigation standards and shall comply with applicable statutes, regulations, ordinances and building codes. The following protocols, ‘‘Protocols for Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurements in Homes,’’ ‘‘Indoor Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurement Device Protocols’’ and ‘‘Pennsylvania Radon Mitigation Standards’’ are available upon request from the following source:

 Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Radiation Protection Rachel Carson State Office Building, 13th Floor 400 Market Street Post Office Box 8469 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105-8469

Authority

   The provisions of this §  240.308 amended under sections 301 and 302 of the Radiation Protection Act (35 P.S. § §  7110.301 and 7110.302); section 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  510-20); and the Radon Certification Act (63 P.S. § §  2001—2014).

Source

   The provisions of this §  240.308 amended May 16, 2008, effective May 17, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 2243; amended October 26, 2018, effective January 24, 2019, 48 Pa.B. 6791. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (388457).

§ 240.309. Radon mitigation system fee.

 (a)  The radon mitigation system fee in Appendix A with a Department-approved radon mitigation system fee form shall be submitted to the Department by:

   (1)  A person who installs or is in responsible charge of employees who install an active radon mitigation system in this Commonwealth.

   (2)  A person who converts or is in responsible charge of employees who convert a passive radon mitigation system to an active radon mitigation system in this Commonwealth.

 (b)  The fee for each radon mitigation system installed or activated must be received by the Department no later than 10 business days after the end of the quarter in which the installation or activation was performed.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  240.309 issued under sections 301, 302 and 401 of the Radiation Protection Act (35 P.S. § §  7110.301, 7110.302 and 7110.401); section 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  510-20); and sections 8, 12 and 13 of the Radon Certification Act (63 P.S. § §  2008, 2012 and 2013).

Source

   The provisions of this §  240.309 adopted October 20, 2017, effective October 21, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 6482.

§ 240.310. Testing protocols.

 (a)  Radon testing protocols. The certified individual shall ensure that the requirements in this section are completed. For testing that is required to be reported to the Department under §  240.303 (relating to reporting of information), radon testing shall be performed in accordance with all of the following testing protocols:

   (1)  Placement of testing devices. Testing devices shall be placed as follows:

     (i)   At least 3 feet from exterior doors, windows or ventilation ducts.

     (ii)   Out of the direct flow of air.

     (iii)   At least 1 foot from ceilings and exterior walls.

     (iv)   At least 20 inches but not more than 6 feet from the floor.

     (v)   At least 4 inches from other objects horizontally or vertically above the detector.

     (vi)   At least 4 feet from heat sources including fireplaces, furnaces and direct sunlight.

     (vii)   At least 7 feet from sump pits.

     (viii)   Where the device will remain undisturbed during the test period.

   (2)  Improper placement of testing devices. Testing devices may not be placed in the following locations:

     (i)   Bathrooms.

     (ii)   Kitchens.

     (iii)   Within 10 feet of washer/dryer unit.

     (iv)   Spa rooms or other areas of high humidity.

     (v)   Closets.

     (vi)   Cupboards.

     (vii)   Sump pits.

     (viii)   Crawlspaces or nooks within the foundation.

   (3)  Short-term tests. Short-term tests shall be taken in the lowest livable level of each structural zone that contacts the soil.

   (4)  Conditions of testing. Testing shall be conducted under the following conditions:

     (i)   Testing devices must remain undisturbed during the testing period.

     (ii)   A short-term test must range in duration from 48 hours to 90 days.

     (iii)   Short-term tests must be conducted under closed-building conditions.

     (iv)   Closed-building conditions must begin at least 12 hours prior to the beginning of the test period for tests lasting less than 96 hours.

     (v)   Closed-building conditions consist of all of the following criteria:

       (A)   All windows must be closed.

       (B)   All external doors must be closed except for normal entry and exit. Structural openings due to disrepair or structural defects shall be repaired to correct their condition prior to initiation of testing.

       (C)   Normal operation of permanently installed HVAC systems must continue during closed-building conditions.

       (D)   Fireplaces, wood stoves and coal stoves may not be operated unless they are normal sources of heat for the building.

       (E)   Air conditioning systems that recycle interior air may be operated during closed-building conditions.

       (F)   Whole-house fans may not be operated during the test period. Portable window fans shall be removed from windows or sealed in place. Window air conditioning units may only be operated in a recirculation mode. If the building contains an air handling system, the air handling system may not be set for continuous operation unless the air handling equipment is specifically used for radon control and is labeled accordingly.

       (G)   In buildings with permanently installed radon mitigation systems, the mitigation system must be functioning during the test period. If the system is not functioning, the client must be notified immediately.

       (H)   Operation of fans, portable dehumidifiers, portable humidifiers, portable air filters and window air conditioners may not create a direct flow of air on the radon testing device.

     (vi)   All closed-building conditions shall be inspected and documented at the time of placement and retrieval of the detectors.

     (vii)   Short-term tests of fewer than 96 hours may not be conducted during unusually severe storms or periods of high winds of 30 miles per hour or greater. Local weather forecasts shall be checked and documented prior to placing short-term test devices when the test period is less than 96 hours.

     (viii)   Instructions describing closed-building conditions required in this section shall be provided to the persons who control the building.

     (ix)   Only co-located duplicate tests may be averaged.

   (5)  Minimum requirements for short-term testing.

     (i)   Simultaneous testing using short-term passive devices.

       (A)   Simultaneous testing must comprise at least two short-term indoor radon tests conducted simultaneously with identical test devices.

       (B)   Simultaneous testing devices shall be:

         (I)   Co-located and the near edges spaced 4 to 5 inches apart.

         (II)   Exposed for the same test period.

       (C)   Both tests and the average of the simultaneous tests shall be reported to the client, except as indicated in subclause (II):

         (I)   If the RPD is greater than 67% for simultaneous test results that are both between 2.0 and 3.9 pCi/L, the tests shall be reported to the client and the cause investigated, documented and corrected.

         (II)   If the RPD is greater than 36% for simultaneous test results that are both equal to or greater than 4.0 pCi/L, the tests may not be reported to the client, and the cause shall be investigated, documented and corrected.

       (D)   If one test is equal to or greater than 4.0 pCi/L and one test is less than 4.0 pCi/L, and the higher test is more than twice the amount of the lower test, the tests may not be reported to the client.

     (ii)   CRM testing.

       (A)   A CRM must have the capability to integrate and record a new result at least hourly.

       (B)   The minimum test period is 48 hours, with 44 contiguous hours of usable data to produce a valid average. The first 4 hours of data from a CRM may be discarded.

       (C)   The contiguous results shall be averaged to produce a result that is reported to the client.

       (D)   A copy of the hourly printout shall be provided to the client as part of the test results.

   (6)  Real estate testing. Real estate testing shall be conducted using all of the following anti-tampering procedures:

     (i)   Anti-tampering devices shall be employed to indicate if a test device was moved during the testing period.

     (ii)   The buyer, seller, occupant, real estate professional or other individual in control of the property shall sign a Conditions for Short-Term Radon Testing Agreement, which must contain the information in Appendix B (relating to non-interference agreement for real estate radon testing).

     (iii)   If the Conditions for Short-Term Radon Testing Agreement cannot be signed by the buyer, seller, occupant, real estate professional or other individual in control of the property, the reason shall be documented on the completed agreement.

     (iv)   A Radon Testing in Progress Notice shall be posted and in a conspicuous indoor location. The notice shall be posted upon initiation of a radon test and include all of the following statements:

       (A)   ‘‘Radon Testing in Progress.’’

       (B)   ‘‘Keep all windows closed.’’

       (C)   ‘‘Keep all exterior doors closed, except for normal entry and exit.’’

       (D)   ‘‘Do not move or touch the radon testing device.’’

   (7)  Multifamily building tests. Multifamily building tests shall be performed in accordance with ANSI/AARST MAMF-2017, ‘‘Protocol for Conducting Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurements in Multifamily Buildings,’’ or its equivalent as determined by the Department.

   (8)  Multifamily building mitigation. Multifamily building mitigation shall be performed in accordance with ANSI/AARST RMS-MF 2014, “Radon Mitigation Standards for Multifamily Buildings,” or its equivalent as determined by the Department.

   (9)  School and commercial building tests. School and commercial building tests shall be performed in accordance with Radon Measurement in Schools (EPA 402-R-92-014) or its equivalent as determined by the Department.

   (10)  New construction and buildings under renovation. This paragraph provides the testing requirements for new construction and buildings under renovation. A newly constructed building or existing building under renovation may not be tested for radon or radon progeny unless all of the following items have been installed:

     (i)   Insulation.

     (ii)   Exterior doors with associated hardware.

     (iii)   Windows.

     (iv)   Fireplaces and fireplace dampers, if they are or will be installed.

     (v)   Heating, air conditioning and plumbing appliances.

     (vi)   Ceilings.

     (vii)   Interior trim and coverings for the exterior walls.

     (viii)   Exterior siding, weatherproofing and caulking.

     (ix)   Interior and exterior structural components.

     (x)   Interior or exterior work that may adversely affect the test validity.

   (11)  Postmitigation testing.

     (i)   Testing conducted while temporary radon reduction systems are in use may not be used as the postmitigation test.

     (ii)   The mitigation system must be operated continuously during the entire test period. If the system is not functioning, the client must be notified immediately.

     (iii)   The postmitigation test may not be performed sooner than 24 hours or later than 30 days following the completion and activation of the mitigation system or an alteration to an existing system unless unforeseen circumstances prohibit the testing being performed within this timeframe, such as the owner or occupier refusing or ignoring requests to complete the postmitigation test.

     (iv)   Postmitigation testing shall be conducted in accordance with this subsection.

 (b)  Result Report Form.

   (1)  A tester shall have a Department-approved Result Report Form. Testers shall provide the client with a completed Result Report Form within 10 business days from the completion of the test or the receipt of the test results from the laboratory. The Result Report Form must contain all of the following as available:

     (i)   Each test result in pCi/L and rounded to one decimal place. Standard mathematical rules for rounding shall be followed.

     (ii)   Notification of an invalid radon test with an explanation and without a test result given.

     (iii)   The average of co-located test device results as well as the individual results.

     (iv)   The exact start and stop dates and times of the test period.

     (v)   The complete street address of the test location, including, when applicable, the apartment, suite or building number.

     (vi)   The test device used and its manufacturer, model and serial number.

     (vii)   The complete name, street address and telephone number of the tester.

     (viii)   The name and Department certification number of each tester placing and retrieving each testing device.

     (ix)   The name and certification number of the laboratory analyzing the testing device, if applicable.

     (x)   A statement whether a mitigation system was observed in the building during placement or retrieval of the testing device, including whether the mitigation system was operating.

     (xi)   A statement describing if tampering, interference or deviations from the required test conditions was observed.

     (xii)   A description of the condition (open, closed or not applicable) of permanent vents that allow outdoor air into the building, such as crawlspace vents or combustion air supply to combustive appliances.

     (xiii)   A description of unusually severe storms or periods of high winds during the test period.

     (xiv)   The location within the building of each testing device.

     (xv)   The Pennsylvania ‘‘Notice to Clients’’ statement as indicated in §  240.302 (relating to required client information).

     (xvi)   If using a CRM, a copy of the device printout.

     (xvii)   If using a CRM or electret reader, the calibration expiration date.

     (xviii)   If using a CRM or electret reader, the device serial number.

     (xix)   The following radon health risk information:

 Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Surgeon General strongly recommend taking further action when the home’s radon test results are 4.0 pCi/L or greater. The National average indoor radon level is about 1.3 pCi/L. The higher the home’s radon level the greater the health risk to you and your family. Reducing your radon levels can be done easily, effectively and fairly inexpensively. Even homes with very high radon levels can be reduced below 4.0 pCi/L. For further information about reducing elevated radon levels, please refer to the ‘‘Pennsylvania Consumers Guide to Radon Reduction.’’

   (2)  A laboratory shall use a Department-approved Result Report Form. Laboratories shall provide the client with a completed Result Report Form within 10 business days after completion of test analysis. The Result Report Form must contain all of the following as available:

     (i)   Each test result in pCi/L and rounded to one decimal place. Standard mathematical rules for rounding shall be followed.

     (ii)   Notification of invalid radon tests with an explanation and without a test result given.

     (iii)   The average of co-located testing devices as well as the individual results.

     (iv)   The exact start and stop dates and times of the test period.

     (v)   The complete street address of the test location, including, when applicable, the apartment, suite or building number, as available.

     (vi)   The test device used and its manufacturer, model and serial numbers.

     (vii)   The name and certification number of the laboratory analyzing the testing device.

     (viii)   The location within the building of each test device, as available.

     (ix)   The Pennsylvania ‘‘Notice to Clients’’ statement as indicated in §  240.302.

     (x)   If using a CRM, a copy of the device printout.

     (xi)   The calibration expiration date of the electret reader or continuous monitor.

     (xii)   The following radon health risk information:

 Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Surgeon General strongly recommend taking further action when the home’s radon test results are 4.0 pCi/L or greater. The national average indoor radon level is about 1.3 pCi/L. The higher the home’s radon level the greater the health risk to you and your family. Reducing your radon levels can be done easily, effectively and fairly inexpensively. Even homes with very high radon levels can be reduced below 4.0 pCi/L. For further information about reducing elevated radon levels, please refer to the ‘‘Pennsylvania Consumers Guide to Radon Reduction.’’

Authority

   The provisions of this §  240.310 issued under sections 12 and 13 of the Radon Certification Act (63 P.S. § §  2012 and 2013); section 302 of the Radiation Protection Act (35 P.S. §  7110.302); and section 1920-A of the Administrative Code (71 P.S. §  510.20).

Source

   The provisions of this §  240.310 adopted October 26, 2018, effective January 24, 2019, 48 Pa.B. 6791.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  240.303 (relating to reporting of information).



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