New Regulations Could Help Low Income Households Pay for Radiation Mitigation in Colorado
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is proposing a new regulation that would help lower income families pay for radon testing and radon mitigation equipment. This new regulation, called the Colorado Low Income Radon Mitigation Assistance (LIMA) Program could help thousands of families This would make for an exciting turn
What is the Proposed LIMA Program?
The Colorado LIMA Program would allocate funding that would allow for certified radon mitigation contractors to provide subsidized installation for families who could not otherwise afford radon mitigation testing and equipment. The proposed regulation (also known as Part 21) would cover initial radon testing, radon equipment installation, and follow up radon testing to ensure that radon levels are below 4 pCi/L. Homeowners meeting a certain income criteria would simply need to file appropriate paperwork in order to receive approved radon equipment installation assistance.
What are the Benefits of the Part 21 Regulation?
The proposed Part 21 regulation would be a huge step forward for American Radon’s personal goal of providing radon testing and mitigation services to every household and businessowner in Colorado. Radon poisoning is, as our customers know, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. While some financial assistance initiatives are in place, they pale in comparison to the proposed LIMA program. One main goal of the proposed regulation is to reduce the rate of radon-induced cancers, especially in low income homes in Colorado.
Who Would Be Affected by the Proposed LIMA Program?
As can be expected, individuals in low income housing would be primarily affected by the proposed LIMA regulation. Low income homeowners would be able to sign up for assistance and have radon testing performed in their home. If their home tests above 4.0 pCi/L for radon, they could then qualify for subsequent radon mitigation services from a qualified radon contractor in their area.
If a contractor wants to be listed as a LIMA certified mitigation contractor, they would need to meet certain criteria and file paperwork. All other contractors not wishing to be part of the proposed LIMA program would not be affected.
At American Radon LLC, we are excited about the proposed low income radon mitigation assistance program, and we hope to share new developments about the LIMA program with you as they unfold. As always call us for any radon mitigation in Denver needs.