1. As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, “department” means the Iowa department of public health.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 136B.1

  • department: means the Iowa department of public health. See Iowa Code 136B.1
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
 2. The department shall establish programs and adopt rules for the certification of persons who test for the presence of radon gas and radon progeny in buildings, the credentialing of persons abating the level of radon in buildings, and standards for radon abatement systems.
 3. Following the establishment of the certification and credentialing programs by the department, a person who is not certified, as appropriate, shall not test for the presence of radon gas and radon progeny, and a person who is not credentialed, as required, shall not perform abatement measures. This section does not apply to a person performing the testing or abatement on a building which the person owns, or to a person performing testing or abatement without compensation.
 4. For the purposes of this section, radon abatement systems shall be classified as mechanical ventilation systems.