RMS-LB 2018 with 12/20 Revisions

General Practices 4 ANSI/AARST RMS-LB 2018 (with 1220 revisions) Radon Mitigation Standards for Schools and Large Buildings 4.2 Proposals 4.2.1 Initial interactions/proposals Contractors shall provide clients a statement regarding the extent of building investigations required prior to system design that will satisfy the requirements of Section 5 . 4.2.2 Written proposal requirements Contractors shall provide clients the following written information prior to initiation of the work: a) The Qualified Mitigation Professional’s: 1. name, address and phone number; 2. relevant radon mitigation certification and/or licensing number; and 3. signature (manual or electronic in conformance with the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce [E-SIGN] Act); b) A description of the proposed mitigation system(s) and a description of the long-term operation, maintenance, and monitoring plan (OM&M) applicable for the proposed mitigation design. Note—See Section 5.2 and Section 10 ; c) A statement that describes options and costs for initial post- mitigation testing, including the option of third-party testing. Testing to achieve evidence for the initial status of system effectiveness that is satisfactory to the client is required prior to releasing the system to the owner; d) The conditions of any warranty or guarantee including whether the contractor warrants that the proposed system(s) will or will not reduce the radon concentrations below a specified threshold; e) An estimate of total ownership costs including installation costs and the annual operating costs with the understanding that costs for energy, replacement and repair items, labor, and testing may change in the future; and f) The contractor shall clearly state in proposals, and subsequent to installation(s) in accordance with Section 10.1.1 d , any limitations that the contractor places on the scope of work and any limitations on professional obligations. Note for example—Upon completion of an installation and initial retest, it is standard practice that all obligations for implementation of the OM&M plan and any perceived professional obligations for risk management are transferred to the client or property owners in writing. It is also standard practice that any participation in OM&M is stipulated in extensive detail under a separate agreement. 4.3 Notification and Hazards Informative advisory —It is highly recommended that a specific and written plan be developed for communicating information to all affected parties throughout the process. 4.3.1 Prior distribution of notices The contractor shall request that the client(s) provide notices to occupants a minimum of 24 hours before entering the building and in a manner that meets existing owner agreements and local laws, if applicable. Note—See Exhibit A-1 for a sample “Contractor to Client” notice; Exhibit A-2 for a sample “Management to Facilitating Staff” notice; and Exhibit A-3 for a sample “Management to Occupant” notice. 4.3.2 Prior advisories for occupants The contractor shall request in writing that notices to occupants include instructions, warnings or guidance for specific disruptive or hazardous situations, including: a) Activities That Can Be Disruptive Whenever disruptive procedures are required to complete building investigations, installations or other work that might include entrance to rooms for drilling into concrete floors and other installation or maintenance needs; and