Permit Exemption

Daisy Ductless Technology Permitting Exemption Explained 

  1. The Florida Radon Standards of July, 1994 are out of date and do not reflect improvements in knowledge or technology since that date.
    1. The law required and EXPECTED THAT that the Florida Radon Standards be reviewed and updated every two years. It has never occurred in THE 26 years SINCE 1994 despite remarkable improvements in technology.
    2. .Florida has no provision to train, test or license official inspectors to inspect radon mitigation systems for compliance with the ancient Florida Radon Standards.
    3. However, a few counties do require permits for radon mitigation even though they do not  have qualified official inspectors and do not actually  inspect the installations for compliance with the out-of-date Standards of July, 1994. If you ask them, they will admit it.
  2. RESULT: Unfortunately, Laypersons reasonably believe that the issuance of a permit and approval provide assurance that a radon mitigation system will meet current Best Practices. Further such layperson will be relying upon an  inspection by an unlicensed inspector. .
  3. RESULT: Any person who relies upon the issuance of an official permit and inspection is taking an unexpected  and mortal risk.

The Daisy Ductless was carefully engineered to be exempt from the illusion of “permitting” under the Florida Building Code.

  1. All official permitting departments to which application have been made have reported that the Daisy is exempt from permitting. Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Sarasota, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota County, Manatee County, Collier County.
  2. Exemption from permitting allows immediate installation, saves time and saves the customer the permitting fee and saves the delay and inconvenience / delays of a final inspection.
  3. However, no permitting department will put an exempt statement in writing
  4. If you insist upon a permit, you will pay an extra fee of $327.00 for permit application preparation and the actual permitting fee charged by the permitting department.. You may expect that  the installation will be delayed for as much as 30 days, and a reinspection will delay issuance of the final report
  5. If permitted, the radon mitigation system will be inspected by a building official without official training, testing or licensing allowing them to perform radon mitigation system inspections or to issue an approval of the installation. But they will do it anyway.
  6. It is believed that for any person to inspect and to approve an installation for which he untrained, untested and unlicensed is a criminal act. Not unlike the prohibition of an unlicensed person to inspect and to approve a fire safety installation.
  7. In the 67 Florida Counties, it is believed that not a single official inspector is officially qualified or licensed to inspect and to approve any radon mitigation system.
  8. For a homebuyer to rely upon issuance of a permit and approval of a radon mitigation system installation by an untrained, untested and unlicensed official is not only risky but it is believed to break the law.

If the government wishes to protect the public’s safety by requiring permits for installation, the government must provide qualified, licensed official inspectors. Otherwise the public is mislead by an “official document of inspection and approval” by a legally unqualified inspector to enforce an out-of-date code. It appears that a government and an inspector may be legally liable for personal injury (lung cancer) resulting from a failed radon system that was inspected and approved by an unlicensed government official.