Radon Mitigation >> Limit Radon Exposure

Applications can be submitted at any time. The Agency processes Applications on a first-come, first served basis. However, the selected measurement device, the status and availability of EPA radon chambers, and other factors may require additional time when processing Applications for analytical measurement services and Limit Radon Exposure the completion of device performance tests.

When you are ready to submit your application, Limit Radon Exposure check the appropriate list below to make sure that you have enclosed the necessary attachments to the Application forms you are submitting.For Residential Measurement and Mitigation Services Providers A copy of your official exam result taken by either CBT or paper-and-pencil. 

(Do not submit your application until you have passed the exam.) A copy of your training certificate (for residential mitigation applicants only). Two passport-size photographs of yourself. A copy of another photo-identification (e.g., a drivers license) for verification purposes. For Analytical Services Providers A description of any devices, systems, or Limit Radon Exposure components entered as "other" (see Part C, Section 3.3 or 4.2).

One sample or photograph of your device or reading/analysis system, whichever is applicable (see Part C, Section 3.4 or 4.3.) (This sample will be used for verification and Limit Radon Exposure reference only--not for testing.) The name, address, and telephone number of your customs broker or agent within the United States.

(This attachment is for non-U.S.-based analytical service providers only.) Once your application is accepted, it is entered into the RPP database. Applicants will receive user fee invoices, Limit Radon Exposure which must be paid before they can be listed and before analytical service providers are scheduled for device performance tests (see Section 3.2).

PAY YOUR RADON PROFICIENCY PROGRAM USER FEES Section 305 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)—specifically, Limit Radon Exposure the Indoor Radon Abatement Act (IRAA) of 1988—authorizes the Administrator of the EPA to assess fees "as may be necessary to defray the costs" associated with operating its radon proficiency programs. 

Based on this regulation, EPA established feesfor the Radon Proficiency Program. Collection of fees began on April 18, 1994 during the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1993 (FY 94). EPA will collect 100 percent of its costs associated with operating the Radon Proficiency Program within five years. In order to do this, Limit Radon Exposure EPA is adjusting the initial fees over a five year period to collect the following percentages of Program costs:

Initial Fees Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 530% 47.5% 65% 82.5% 100%The actual fees for each fiscal year are based on the previous fiscal year's Program costs Limit Radon Exposure and participation rates. New fee schedules will be published in the Federal Register each year as a technical amendment to the final rule. 

EPA is working to ensure Program efficiency to reduce the costs to participants. Applicants to and Limit Radon Exposure participants in the Radon Proficiency Program are required to pay annual fees.New applicants will be assessed their user fees once their applications have been accepted by EPA. The fees will be credited for one year beginning the date the applicant becomes listed. 

Applicants must submit their fee to EPA within 30 days of the invoice date or their application will be inactivated Limit Radon Exposure and no further steps taken toward their listing. Device performance tests will not be scheduled until EPA receives the analytical service provider applicant's user fee payment. State and local governments, public and private university research facilities, and Indian Nations are exempt from these fees under Section 305(e)(2) of TSCA, 15 U.S.C. 2665.

Participants listed in the Radon Proficiency Program will be sent an invoice annually 90 days prior to their anniversary date. Fees will be assessed according to the services listed Limit Radon Exposure and must be paid in order to remain listed. Separate invoices are mailed to participants in both the analytical and residential components of the Program.

Participants who intend to pay fee(s) must submit their payment to EPA within 30 days of the invoice date. All necessary payment information will be found on the invoice. Payment must be made by certified check, Limit Radon Exposure personal check, or money order made payable to "U.S. Environmental Protection Agency" and sent to: U.S. EPA, Headquarters Accounting Branch Radon Proficiency Program User Fees P.O. Box 952491 St. Louis, MO 63195-2491.

The payment must be submitted with the original EPA invoice.Participants who believe the invoice incorrect or wish to amend their listing status by dropping their listing, device, Limit Radon Exposure or service must do so by sending the request in writing to: Radon Proficiency Program c/o Sanford Cohen and Associates, Inc.1000 Monticello Court Montgomery, AL 36117.EPA will review the changes, recalculate the payment amount (if appropriate) and issue a revised invoice.

No services, devices, etc. may be added to the listing without completing an amended Application and meeting applicable Program requirements.If the appropriate fee or requested listing changes for a participant has not been received by EPA on or Limit Radon Exposure before the payment due date, listed participants will be delisted and receive a notice to that effect. 

Applicants in this situation will have to reapply to re-enter the Program. Device performance tests for analytical measurement service providers will not be scheduled until user fee payment is received. Analytical measurement service providers that fail the initial measurement performance test or Limit Radon Exposure the re-test for a particular device will only be tested again if they re-apply to the Program with that device. 

Any fee paid to EPA in the process of attaining a listing for a particular device will not be refunded if the device fails to meet the Program criteria as stated in this Handbook. Should the analytical measurement service provider elect to reapply, Limit Radon Exposure EPA will assess a new user fee for that device. Participants who were delisted and request to be relisted are invoiced for a full year's user fee according to the acceptance date of their reapplication.

NOTIFY EPA OF CHANGES Notification of changes is a continuing requirement of the RPP. All applicants and participants must notify the RPP Quality Assurance Coordinator (RQAC) within thirty days whenever a change that affects Limit Radon Exposure information in their original Application occurs, such as: Person named as the contact person and his/her telephone or FAX number or position 

Organization name Mailing or business location addresses Telephone or FAX number States in which the services are provided Other information relevant to the listing Withdrawal from the Program All notifications of changes must be made in writing and Limit Radon Exposure must include the participant ID number. Changes will only be accepted from the designated contact person or person who signed the Application. These changes may be sent to the RQAC by regular mail, fax, or e-mail (see Section 2.1).

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