Proposed Illinois Radon legislation

Inspectors can provide the testing for the buyer or seller. In either case, the inspector had better be prepared to use a device that detects tampering.

The continuing education class taught is probably no longer going to qualify, as an actual radon technician’s course involves learning about physics. It would involve certification by NEHA or NRSB.

Those using CRMs or Sun Nuclear devices will most likely need to be registered by the state as a lab.

Al labs involved in the analysis of devices sent to them will likely need to be both EPA listed, as well as state certified.

To Gerry’s point, it seems a bit heavy handed. Why not simply tie it to simple disclosure, and allow money to remain in escrow after the closing, so that, in the event that levels are at or above 4.0 pc\L, the escrow money can be used to mitigate the radon, and if things are fine, the seller gets his escrow money back.

I don’t think “home inspectors” will be doing this anymore. At least not until we know what a “licensed radon contractor” is.

It looks as if the remediator must also be the inspector. Pretty objective, huh? I think we can see whose lobbiest helped draft this piece of crap.

Has this already been defined in some other legislation already on the books, or will it be an invention of this bill should it become law? Exactly how is a licensed radon contractor defined?

I notice that this (ahem) consumer protection bill does nothing for the tenants of rental property that continues to change tenants but remains under the same ownership for decades.

Radon contractors are typically mitigation contractors.

EPA protocols prohibit mitigators from testing, or checking their own work.

I believe home inspectors will be the only ones doing this. Testing will likely be done at the initial inspection, of sometime after the sale.

That is, of course, if the law is actually passed.

  • Super Greg
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Joe F,

Radon Testing is currently a licensed business activity in the State of Illinois. The change does not impact how a Home Inspector operates their business unless they are currently licensed as a Radon Measurement Technician.

http://www.state.il.us/iema/radon/pdf/32ilac422.pdf

http://www.state.il.us/iema/radon/pdf/06appforlicenseexam.pdf

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I am not sure which CE Class you are referencing as I do not see NACHI currently listed as a CE providor.

http://www.state.il.us/iema/radon/apprcourse.htm

Joe,

This is what I am speaking of.

http://www.nachi.org/forum/showthread.php?p=135692

This wording

appears to be in conflict with EPA protocol, does it not?

That is a CE Course for Home Inspectors. It does not qualify someone in Illinois to conduct Radon Testing without a State License.


Both categories (Testing & Mitigation) are separately licensed in Illinois. Have been for many years.

Just for clarification, the CE course referenced was for home inspector CE and not for radon tech licensing or the like. That is a whole other couple of licenses, in Illinois.

Any other questions, they are most probably already answered on the state web site, here: http://www.state.il.us/iema/radon/radon.htm