Radon Resistant Construction Act Amended

January 4th, 2018 | Posted by IPIA Admin in Uncategorized
Public Act 100-0126
HB2719 Enrolled LRB100 08199 MJP 18295 b
    AN ACT concerning safety. 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly: 
    Section 5. The Radon Resistant Construction Act is amended
by changing Section 15 as follows:
    (420 ILCS 52/15)
    Sec. 15. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the
context requires otherwise:
    "Active mitigation system", also known as "active soil
depressurization" or "ASD", means a family of radon mitigation
systems involving mechanically driven soil depressurization,
including sub-slab depressurization (SSD), drain tile
depressurization (DTD), block wall depressurization (BWD), and
sub-membrane depressurization (SMD).
    "Agency" means the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
    "New residential construction" means any original
construction of a single-family home or a dwelling containing 2
or fewer apartments, condominiums, or town houses.
    "Passive new construction pipe" means a pipe installed in
new construction that relies solely on the convective flow of
air upward for soil gas depressurization and may consist of
multiple pipes routed through conditioned space from below the
foundation to above the roof.
    "Radon" means a gaseous radioactive decay product of
uranium or thorium.
    "Radon contractor" means a person licensed in accordance
with the Radon Industry Licensing Act to perform radon or radon
progeny mitigation or to perform measurements of radon or radon
progeny in an indoor atmosphere.
    "Radon resistant construction" means the installation of
passive new construction pipe during new residential
construction.
    "Residential building code" means an ordinance,
resolution, or law that establishes standards applicable to new
residential construction.
    "Residential building contractor" means any individual,
corporation, or partnership that constructs new residential
construction.
    "Task Force on Radon-Resistant Building Codes" means the
Task Force on Radon-Resistant Building Codes as authorized by
the Radon Industry Licensing Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-953, eff. 6-1-13.)
EFFECTED DATE: 1/1/2018

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