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HB16-1141

Radon Exposure In Buildings

Concerning the protection of Colorado residents from the hazards associated with naturally occurring radioactive materials in buildings, and in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2016 Regular Session
Subjects:
Housing
Public Health

The act provides a number of protections to the citizens of Colorado from the hazards associated with naturally occurring radioactive materials in buildings, specifically the hazards from radon and uranium mill tailings.

The Colorado department of public health and environment (CDPHE) must develop a statewide educational program to educate the public, real estate brokers, and builders about radon gas, including health risks, testing options, and mitigation techniques. CDPHE must also establish a program to provide financial assistance to low-income individuals for radon mitigation in their homes.

The act extends by 10 years (from 2017 to 2027) the uranium mill tailings remedial action fund, which pays for a program that provides information to the public on uranium mill tailings contamination in residences and commercial buildings.

The act abolishes the uranium mill tailings remedial action oversight committee.

The act appropriates $199,456 and 0.08 FTE from the hazardous substance response fund to the department of public health and environment to implement the act.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
Became Law

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