(420 ILCS 44/20)
(a) The Agency may undertake
projects to determine whether and to what extent radon and radon progeny are
present in dwellings and other buildings, to determine to what
extent their presence constitutes a risk to public health, and to determine
what measures are effective in reducing and preventing the risk to public
(b) In addition
to other powers granted under this Act, the Agency is authorized to:
(1) Establish a program for measuring radon or radon
progeny in dwellings and other buildings.
(2) Conduct surveys and studies in cooperation with
the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Public Health to determine the distribution and concentration of radon or radon progeny in dwellings and other buildings and the associated health risk and to evaluate measures that may be used to mitigate a present or potential health risk.
(3) Enter into dwellings and other buildings with the
consent of the owner or occupant to engage in monitoring activities or to conduct remedial action studies or programs.
(4) Enter into contracts for projects undertaken
pursuant to subsection (a).
(5) Enter into agreements with other departments,
agencies, and subdivisions of the federal government, the State, and units of local government to implement this Act.
(6) Establish training and educational programs.
(7) Apply for, accept, and use grants or other
financial assistance and accept and use gifts of money or property to implement this Act.
(8) Provide technical assistance to persons and to
other State departments, agencies, political subdivisions, units of local government, and school districts.
(9) Prescribe forms for application for a license.
(10) Establish the minimum qualifications for a
license, including requirements for examinations or performance testing, and issue licenses to persons found to be qualified.
(10.5) Investigate any unlicensed activity.
(11) Conduct hearings or proceedings to revoke,
suspend, or refuse to issue or renew a license, or assess civil penalties.
(12) Adopt rules for the administration and
(13) Establish by rule fees to recover the cost of
(Source: P.A. 94-369, eff. 7-29-05.)