Councils / Committees

AVIP is a community of professionals dedicated to advancing the industry and science of vapor intrusion. The purpose of this association is to promote the establishment of accepted and recognized best practices for vapor intrusion professionals, provide contextual knowledge, and serve as a resource of information for the general public.

To this end, we are establishing the topic-specific Councils needed to further the causes of the association. We are reaching out to the membership to fill leadership positions within these councils. Provided below is a brief description of each Councils. If you are interested in participating on a council, please send your contact information and the Councils on which you would like to participate to [email protected].

Council Descriptions (in alphabetical order)

Communications Council - The Communications Council is responsible for developing, updating and monitoring the Association’s communications policies, social networking accounts, and electronic discussion groups, as well as recommending new ways for the Association to communicate with its members and other interested parties through alternative media.

Education Council - The Education Council is responsible for developing structured education and training materials showcasing the best technical procedures and practices in the Vapor Intrusion industry including classroom, hands on, and virtual education modules that address VI core technologies, practices and standards. These materials would be used by the membership and as a mechanism to educate the general public on the issues surrounding vapor intrusion.

Ethics Council - The Ethics Council is responsible for developing, updating, and maintaining the Association’s ethics policies. The policies will outline Association member behavior related to professional conduct and ensure services are provided in an ethical manner, in accordance with national and international law, and seek to protect human health and the earth’s environment.

Finance Council – The Finance Council is responsible for providing financial oversight of the association. Tasks include budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting, oversight on tax reporting, and the creation and monitoring of internal control and accountability policies.

Legislative Council - The Legislative Council is responsible for overseeing and directing the actions of the Association as it relates to working with and lobbying of federal and state legislative members. The council will identify and monitor key legislation related to the VI community as well as local and national standards.

Loss Prevention Council - The Loss Prevention Council is responsible for developing risk management practices focused on helping the Association and its members minimize loss and or reduce occurrences of the possibility that loss will occur and reduce the severity of losses that do occur. A loss prevention program should help members reduce the possibility of lawsuits, insurance claims, accurate wording for contracts and agreements through safety and risk management information.

Membership Council - The Membership Council is responsible for identifying the needs of members and recommending the development of services to meet those needs, recruit new members, and promote and encourage participation in the Association.

Regulatory Council - The Regulatory Council is responsible for gathering and distributing information related to various regulations impacting the practice of VI assessment, mitigation and the work of VI professionals. The council will use best practice from across the industry to develop and promote safe and effective VI regulations and standards. The Regulatory Council will also communicate consensus comments and positions of the Association during public review and comment periods. The Regulatory Council will engage regulators to participate as stakeholders in the development of AVIP standards and best practices.

Standards Council - The Standards Council will evaluate existing and emerging standards and best practices. The Standards Council will be responsible for guiding and influencing industry standards and best practices with the encouragement and involvement of private sector and public stakeholders. There will be subcommittees under the Standards Council representing:

  • Conceptual Site Model
  • Sampling and Assessment
  • Existing Building Design and Mitigation 
  • New Construction Design and Mitigation
  • Operation, Maintenance & Monitoring