Radon Resistant New Construction Act [RRNC]

  • Signed into law August 13, 2012 as Public Act 97-0953.
  • The bill amends the Radon Industry Licensing Act.
  • Provides for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to have primary responsibility for State radon mitigation efforts.
  • Requires all new residential construction to include passive radon resistant construction.
  • Allows local governmental units to administer and enforce its radon construction regulations that are at least as stringent as those established by the Agency.
  • Requires recommendations by the Task Force on Radon-Resistant Building Codes by January 1, 2013 regarding radon resistant construction in new residential construction.
  • Generally effective June 1, 2013, except that the provisions relating to recommendations by the Task Force on Radon-Resistant Building Codes take effect upon becoming law.
  • Think about it:
    • Passive Systems will raise awareness as well as the demand for testing.