House Bill 420 was passed by the 2019 General Assembly, becoming effective in June 2019. The legislation made several amendments to Kentucky Revised Statutes 211.9101 through KRS 211.9135. The main statutory changes include:
- Radon contractors and business entities are required to be certified through either the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) or the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB). Contractors are also required to register biennially through the Kentucky Radon Program. Guidance related to the registration process will be provided in a forthcoming update to the existing regulation. Until the registration process is updated, contractors and business entities are required to be certified to conduct measurement, mitigation, or laboratory analysis.
- Radon contractors and business entities are required to adopt and follow the ANSI standard operating procedures for radon measurement, mitigation, and laboratory analysis. Effective June 2019, all radon measurement, mitigation, and laboratory analysis are required to be performed in accordance with the applicable ANSI standard.
While the existing regulation (902 KAR 95:040) is being amended to align with the statute changes, the changes have been implemented. Specifically, all radon measurement, mitigation, and laboratory analysis are required to be conducted by a certified contractor or business entity utilizing the applicable ANSI standard. The revised statutes will be posted on the Kentucky Radon Program website when they are available.
Questions regarding the Notice should be directed to Clay Hardwick, State Radon Coordinator for the Department for Public Health. Mr. Hardwick can be reached at 502-564-4856 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.