VANCOUVER, Wash. – July 21, 2010 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and
Restoration Certification’s (IICRC)
Government Affairs Committee continues to make an impact on state legislation
and licensing in the mold remediation industry, specifically in Kentucky and
Louisiana. Recent developments in those states benefit not only practitioners
but also consumers.
Kentucky General Assembly enacted House Bill 44 (HB 44) at the end of the 2010
session and are currently determining when the law will go into effect. In
Kentucky, the office of Attorney General, in consultation with the Department
of Public Health and the Division for Air Quality, must set standards for mold
remediation companies that operate in the Commonwealth. As a result of efforts
by the Government Affairs Committee, the new law requires that the standards be
based on “the five (5) general principles of mold remediation created by the
[IICRC] in its publication,” the ANSI/IICRC Standard S520, which are:
- Project documentation
- Contaminant control
- Contamination prevention
this month, the Kentucky office of the Attorney General will have a meeting to
discuss the specifics of implementing and regulating the new law. Daniel
Bernazzani from the IICRC Government Affairs Committee will be attending to
represent IICRC. He will draw on his expertise and his experience from working
with IICRC to recommend effective methods of regulation.
Louisiana now recognizes IICRC certifications for mold remediation licensing.
Training provided by IICRC sponsored classes will now help practitioners in the
state secure the licensing needed to be a mold remediation contractor.
it was established in late 2007, the Government Affairs Committee has pursued a
mission “to grow and maintain IICRC awareness of state and federal legislative
activity throughout the United States; and where feasible to facilitate
relationships and understanding on behalf of the inspection, cleaning and
have been able to advance our mission by engaging these various audiences,”
explained Government Affairs Committee Chair Dr. Randy Rapp. “The results of
our efforts show that we have been able to help government entities make
better, more informed decisions to the benefit of the industry and the public.”
forward, the IICRC Government Affairs Committee will continue to represent the
interests of the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry where
more information about the IICRC, visit www.iicrc.org.