TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-61
Radon Control

SECTION 23-61-5


§ 23-61-5 Licensing and certification.

(a) All persons providing or offering to provide the following services must be certified or licensed in accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to the authority conferred by this chapter:

(1) Screening sampling/testing of air for radon/radon progeny;

(2) Diagnostic sampling/testing of air for radon/radon progeny;

(3) Mitigation planning services for radon/radon progeny;

(4) Training courses offered for the purpose of meeting any of the licensing and/or certification requirements mandated by this chapter.

(b) The director may assess fees for licenses and certifications issued in accordance with regulations promulgated pursuant to the authority conferred by this section, provided that those fees are assessed only after procedures in accordance with chapter 35 of title 42 have been followed. The fees collected shall be deposited in a restricted receipt account as provided for under § 23-61-8 of this chapter.

(c) Any person, firm, corporation, or other entity who shall perform or otherwise engage in:

(1) Screening sampling/testing of air for radon/radon progeny;

(2) Diagnostic sampling testing of air for radon/radon progeny;

(3) Mitigation planning services for radon/radon progeny; or

(4) Training courses offered for the purpose of meeting any of the licensing and/or certification requirements mandated by this chapter:

(i) Without a license shall be fined five hundred dollars ($500) for each offense and shall be ordered to forfeit all fees derived from such activity for the first offense and shall be fined one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the second and each subsequent offense and shall be ordered to forfeit all fees derived from such activity on the second and subsequent offenses. The attorney general is authorized to pursue forfeiture actions against all violators and also to apply for and obtain injunctive relief against continuing violations of this section.

(d) All fines and all fees that have been forfeited under this section shall be placed in the state general fund.

(e) The requirements of this section shall not apply to: (a) those individuals testing or mitigating a private residence owned or leased by the individual who is performing the testing or mitigation; or (b) any individual testing their own living area.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 216, § 2; P.L. 2003, ch. 59, § 4; P.L. 2003, ch. 72, § 4; P.L. 2007, ch. 142, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 267, § 1.)