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(a) Purpose. The purpose of this part is to establish and collect the fees from applicants and participants required by section 305 of the Toxic Substances Control Act, U.S.C. 2665 to defray the cost to EPA for operating the following programs: The National Radon Measurement Proficiency (RMP) Program, the individual proficiency component of the RMP Program, and the National Radon Contractor Proficiency (RCP) Program.
(b) Applicability. This part applies to all applicants and participants in the following EPA programs: The National Radon Measurement Proficiency Program, the individual proficiency component of the RMP Program, and the National Radon Contractor Proficiency Program.
Definitions in 15 U.S.C. 2602 and 2662 apply to this part unless otherwise specified in this section. In addition, the following definitions apply:
Acceptance date means the date on which EPA enters the application into the data system.
Accepted application refers to an application that has been entered into the data system.
Applicant means an individual or organization that submits an application to the RMP program, including the individual proficiency component of the RMP program, or the RCP program. An applicant to the RMP program must submit a separate application for each location from which it provides radon measurement services. After the application is accepted by EPA, the applicant becomes a “participant” in the proficiency programs.
Application means the documents submitted to EPA by applicants to the RMP and RCP programs which request participation in a program.
Device/measurement device means a unit, component, or system designed to measure radon gas or radon decay products.
EPA means the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Individual proficiency/RMP exam means the exam which evaluates individuals who provide radon measurement services in a residential environment.
Listed participant in an individual or organization who has met all the requirements for listing in the RMP and RCP programs.
Measurement method is a means of measuring radon gas or radon decay products encompassing similar measurement devices, sampling techniques, or analysis procedures.
Organization is any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, business, company, corporation, college or university, government agency (includes Federal, State and local government entities), laboratory, or institution.
Participant is an individual or organization engaged in radon measurement and/or mitigation activities or in offering radon measurement and/or mitigation services to consumers and others, whose proficiency program application EPA has accepted.
Primary measurement services (primary) refers to radon measurement services using a specific device which services include the capability to read and/or analyze the results generated from the device.
Radon Contractor Proficiency (RCP) program refers to EPA's program to evaluate radon mitigation contractors and the contractor's ability to communicate information to the public.
Radon Measurement Proficiency (RMP) program refers to EPA's program to evaluate organizations and individuals offering measurement services to consumers. It provides a means for organizations to demonstrate their proficiency in measuring radon and its decay products in indoor air.
Radon mitigation contractor means a contractor who provides radon mitigation services to the public.
Secondary radon measurement services (secondary) refers to radon measurement services that do not include the reading or the ability to analyze the results of the measurement devices used. These services may include placement and retrieval of devices, reporting results, and/or consultation with consumers.