Radon Licensing Rules Challenged

The Minnesota Association of Radon Professionals and Standard Water Control Company, a radon mitigation firm, have filed suit against the Minnesota Department of Health over proposed radon licensing rules, created under the Minnesota Radon Licensing Act of 2015.

The proposed rules would require individuals performing radon-related services to be licensed by the State of Minnesota, through the Department of Health.

The proposed radon licensing rules would also require licensed radon testers to pay a $150 per year fee, licensed mitigation professionals would pay a $250 per year fee, companies analyzing test kit results pay up to $500 per year in fees and a $75 per home fee for mitigation system installation in existing homes. In addition, radon testers and mitigation system installers would submit quarterly reports of all homes where services were performed.

The proposed rules are set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2019. An administrative law hearing was held on July 17. Final comments on the proposed rules were due in August.