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Radon Control in New Home Construction:

Developments in State Policy

 

Maine

In 2008, the state of Maine enacted legislation establishing a state-wide uniform building code, with mandatory municipal enforcement of the code phased in between 2010 and 2012. 2008 Maine Public Law 699, available at: http://bcap-energy.org/files/ME%20Public%20Law%20699.pdf. The new law directs the state’s Technical Building Codes and Standards Board to incorporate into the uniform building code the 2009 versions of the international codes, as well as the Maine model radon standard for new residential construction. Maine’s model radon standard, which incorporates ASTM Standard E-1465-06, had been adopted previously as a model to be used by local jurisdictions if the locality chose to adopt radon control requirements for new construction. Maine Stat., title 25, §2466, available at: http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/25/title25sec2466.html. Between 2010 and 2012, under Maine’s new uniform building code, the state’s model radon standard will become applicable at the local level throughout the state.

 

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