Federal radon activities inventory

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U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Energy Research, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Available from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Dept. of Commerce , Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va
Radon -- Research -- United S
StatementCommittee on Indoor Air Quality, Radon Work Group
ContributionsInteragency Committee on Indoor Air Quality (U.S.). Radon Work Group, United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Research, United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Radiation Programs
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 212 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL14447559M

Note: Federal participation in the development and use of voluntary consensus standards, and in conformity assessment activities is governed by the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (), and Circular A (, ) issued by the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President.

A Citizen's Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon (EPA /K/, December ) This guidance offers strategies for testing your home for radon and discussions of what steps to take after you have tested, discussions of the risk of radon and radon.

A book that answers homeowners’ typical questions and walks them through the process of reducing the nation’s number one indoor health hazard, RADON.

Available for. Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon U.S. EPA K, November 20 EPA RECOMMENDS: Q If you are buying or selling a home, have it tested for radon. Q For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested.

Q Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher. Q Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still Federal radon activities inventory book a File Size: 1MB. Radon Management. Radon is an odorless, invisible radioactive gas that naturally occurs through the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water.

Radon gas may enter the indoor air of a basement or lower level of a building through cracks or holes in. Transcript of the Federal Dialogue on Building Awareness on Radon discussion highlights (7 K) " Protecting People and Federal radon activities inventory book from Radon: A Federal Action Plan for Saving Lives " Learn more about the federal government's strategic approach to reduce radon risk in the millions of homes, schools and daycare facilities that it influences.

Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in. implementation of the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act hearing before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, Octo by United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on Government. Things to do. The test should be done in the lowest building area that is regularly used (except for Pennsylvania Citizens that are required to test the lowest livable area of the building.)Placement is especially important if conducting only one test or a follow-up test (which would confirm the need for radon mitigation.).

The Map of Radon Zones was developed in to identify areas of the U.S. with the potential for elevated indoor radon levels. The map is intended to help governments and other organizations target risk reduction activities and resources.

The Map of Radon Zones should not be used to determine if individual homes need to be tested. programs. The U.S. radon program is based upon federal as well as state efforts and there are a number of strengths and limitations in the state programs.

In order to move forward, a public health assessment that summarizes and analyzes both activities and limits of state indoor radon. Radon is estimated to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, responsible for o lung cancer deaths each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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You can take steps to reduce high radon levels in your home. Testing your home is the only effective way to find out if you have a radon problem. State Indoor Radon Grants. EPA assists states and federally recognized Indian tribes to provide radon risk reduction through activities that will result in increased radon testing, mitigation, and radon resistant new construction through the authorizing statute: Title III of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Indoor Radon Abatement Act (IRAA), Section States and Tribes are.

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HAMILTON, ON - Homeowners in the City of Hamilton may be eligible to receive a free test to measure the radon level in their homes. Starting Septemeligible homeowners who are interested in participating in a radon testing study can apply for a free test through Hamilton Public Health at This study will help the City understand the number of.

SOS Radon – National Radon Program Services site. This site has additional radon testing information and links. They also operate the US EPA’s SOS-RADON () Hot-line.

The National Institutes of Health Q & A on Radon & Cancer. This page answers the most common questions about radon gas exposure and cancer.

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EPA's Federal Program Inventory FY Performance Linkage Program Name (and Associated Appropriations) Program Descriptions (from Program Project Description Book) Goal Objective Acquisition Management (Environmental Programs & Management, Superfund, Leaking Underground Storage Tanks) Resources in this program support activities related to the management of.

Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium or thorium found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground and into the home through cracks in floors, walls and foundations. It can also be. (3) Documentation related to and supporting the physical inventory control program will be retained for 2 years in accordance with the instructions contained in AR 25––2.

(4) All inventory requests and inventory count documents passing between the SA and the LCMC will be identified. The EPA suggests radon mitigation for radon levels at or above pCi/L since its know to cause lung cancer.

Know your radon number. The only way to know if you and your loved ones are safe from radon, a colorless, odorless, silent killer, is to test for it. A little over a year ago the Federal Action Radon Plan was put into action. The goal of the Federal Action Plan is to increase radon risk reduction in homes, schools and daycare facilities, as well as radon-resistant new construction.

The plan contains both current federal government actions to reduce radon risks and a series of new commitments for future action. 33 commitments have already. ASTM E Standard Practice for Radon Control Options for the Design and Construction of New Low-Rise Residential Buildings Available for purchase from ASTM Intl for $ Section of NFPA TM: Radon Control Methods, The National Fire Protection Association’s Building.

The Department of Defense must submit the President's Budget to Congress on the first Monday in February each year. The program in the Budget must be both "authorized" and "appropriated" before any dollars can be obligated.

Depending on the type of appropriation, the period of availability of the. • “Actual count of items in inventory, as contrasted with accepting the values shown on accounting records.” – Barron’s, Dictionary of Business Terms, 2nd Ed., • “The determination of inventory quantity by actual count.” – NPMA Standard Property Book, 1st Ed.,   The average radon inventory through the bottom 3 m was ± dpm m −2 (range=– dpm m −2; Table 1) over this time with somewhat higher activities generally observed during spring tide and lower activities during neap tide, except for higher inventories on October 3 through October 5 that followed a rain event ( cm total on.

EPA, with the Department of Energy, co-chairs the Radon Workgroup of the Committee on Indoor Air Quality. The Workgroup is actively coordinating Federal programs related to indoor radon.

Workgroup members currently are compiling an inventory of all Federal projects involving radon that will be published in January Added radon policy issues to its recent policy action plan. The Minnesota Dept. of Health CCCP partnered with the MN Radon program to better address radon issues in the state.

Highlighted radon in its Lung and Bronchus cancer report; Presented at the MN Cancer Alliance meeting by the radon group (Breakout session C mid-page). Radon is a radioactive colorless,odorless, and tasteless gas that is a daughter-product of the radioactive decay chains of both uranium and thorium.

Radon is chemically inert, so it doesn't bind or otherwise react with other materials as it seeps out of the ground.

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As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, EPA is highlighting its enforcement and compliance programs in protecting human health and the environment. GAO discussed: (1) the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) radon-testing policy for HUD-assisted housing; and (2) federal agencies' efforts to reduce radon hazards at federal facilities.

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