POLICY MANUAL

Safety: Radon Measurement - Policy P4-52.4

The Lynchburg City Schools will comply with state and federal radon measurement regulations.

Legal Reference:

Code of Va., § 22.1 -138. Minimum standards for public school buildings.--"A. The Board of Education shall prescribe by regulation minimum standards for the erection of or addition to public school buildings governing instructional, operational, health and maintenance facilities where these are not specifically addressed in the Uniform Statewide Building Code.

B. By July 1, 1994, every school building in operation in the Commonwealth shall be tested for radon pursuant to procedures established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for radon measurements in schools.

School buildings and additions opened for operation after July 1, 1994, shall be tested for radon pursuant to such EPA procedures and regulations prescribed by the Board of Education pursuant to subsection A of this section. Each school shall maintain files of its radon test results and make such files available for review. The division superintendent shall report radon test results to the Department of Health." (1993)

Editor's Note: For guidelines see United States Environmental Protection Agency, "Radon Measurements in Schools" (Interim Report March 1989).

Code of Va., § 32.1-229.01:1. Action for damages.--"Any person who engages or otherwise uses the radon screening, testing, or mitigation services of a person misrepresenting his proficiency listing to conduct such services as described in § 32.1-229.01 may bring an action to recover the greater of (i) actual damages sustained, together with costs and reasonable attorneys' fees, or (ii) $100." (1993)

Adopted by School Board: August 1, 1989

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