ORS 332.345¹
Tests of schools for elevated levels of radon
  • plan
  • results

(1) A school district shall develop a plan for testing schools for elevated levels of radon. At a minimum, plans developed under this subsection must:

(a) Provide for the testing of radon in any frequently occupied room in contact with the ground or located above a basement or a crawlspace; and

(b) Provide for the testing of radon in a school at least once every 10 years.

(2) The Oregon Health Authority shall develop model plans for school districts to follow in implementing the requirements of this section. The authority shall seek the input of the Oregon School Boards Association in developing the model plans.

(3) Results of a test performed under this section must be:

(a) Provided to the district school board;

(b) Provided to the authority in a manner prescribed by the authority; and

(c) Made readily available to parents, guardians, students, school employees, school volunteers, administrators and community representatives at the school’s office or school district’s office or on a website for the school or school district.

(4) Information provided and made available under subsection (3) of this section must include the level of radon at which the United States Environmental Protection Agency recommends schools take action to reduce indoor radon concentrations. [Formerly 332.167]

Note: Section 3, chapter 729, Oregon Laws 2015, provides:

Sec. 3. (1) A school district shall submit the plan developed under section 2 of this 2015 Act [332.345 (Tests of schools for elevated levels of radon)] to the Oregon Health Authority on or before September 1, 2016.

(2) Notwithstanding section 2 (1)(b) of this 2015 Act, plans developed under section 2 of this 2015 Act shall require initial testing of schools for elevated levels of radon on or before January 1, 2021.

(3) Subsection (2) of this section does not apply to any school that has been tested for elevated levels of radon on or after January 1, 2006. [2015 c.729 §3]

Note: See note under 332.341 (Provision of information to school districts about elevated levels of radon).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 332—Local Administration of Education, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors332.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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