COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 48
July 19, 1996

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Required Reporting of Radon Test Results

 
  Virginia Code states in 22.1-138. Minimum Standards for
  Public School Buildings - 
  
     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.  (1980, c.
         559; 1993, c. 765.)
         (underline added for emphasis)
  
  While we have reminded divisions of the need to test new
  buildings for radon in our "Final Submission Complete" letter,
  we have not emphasized the need to report the results to the
  Department of Health.  All previous testing done under the
  State Contract was reported by the testing company directly to
  VDH.  Copies of test results obtained after the State Contract
  expired June 30, 1994, need to be provided to:
  
          Virginia Department of Health
          Bureau of Radiological Health
          Room 104A
          1500 East Main Street
          Richmond, Virginia  23219
  
  If you have any questions please call Mr. David Boddy,
  Director Facilities Services, at (804) 225-2035.
  
  
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