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Federal Housing Commissioner takes action on radon
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In a 2006 letter, Brian Montgomery, the Federal Housing Commissioner at Housing and Urban Development (HUD) informed Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgagees about revisions to its home inspection form (HUD-92564-CN). There is a section on radon testing including the EPA and U.S. Surgeon General’s recommendation that all homes be tested. EPA's 1-800-SOS-Radon hotline is also mentioned. Mortgagees are required to provide the form to prospective homebuyers at first contact. The form is mandatory for all FHA-insured forward mortgages. This requirement potentially reaches millions of homebuyers.
One of the tenets of HUD’s Environmental policy is stated at § 50.3(i)(1) which requires that property proposed for HUD programs be free of “radioactive substances where [they] could affect the health and safety of occupants.” Additionally, businesses measuring radon in HUD housing must be certified at the state level as well as have a certification from the National Radon Safety Board and/or the National Radon Proficiency Program.
The "Protocol for Conducting Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurements in Multifamily Buildings" (ANSI/AARST MAMF-2017) can be downloaded from the ANSI/AARST compilation of standards.