A Guide to Performing Reinspections Under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
DIANE Publishing, Jun 1, 1993 - 60 pages
The U.S. requires each elementary and secondary school to perform an inspection for asbestos-containing buidling material and to prepare an asbestos management plan.
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ACBM with potential accreditation number accredited inspector AHERA Designated Person AHERA regulation AHERA requirements Asbestos Coordinator Asbestos Hazard Emergency asbestos materials asbestos removal asbestos-containing TSI assessment category assumed ACBM Assumed F Surf Bldg ceiling tile completed contain asbestos copy damaged friable surfacing David Combs December 14 Dept of Education document education agency Emergency Response Act Evaluation ﬁeld ﬁndings ﬁrst ﬂoor tile ﬂoorplan friable ACBM functional space Hazard Emergency Response homogeneous areas homogeneous sampling area identiﬁed implementation inspection report July 9 known or assumed location diagrams MANAGEMENT PLANNER RECOMMENDATIONS material descriptions miscellaneous material nonfriable notiﬁcation October 12 Ofﬁce original AHERA inspection original inspection Phone potential for damage previously unidentiﬁed materials quantities reassessment recommendations for response Recommended Reinspection Checklist recommended response actions renovations response action recommendations room/area Sample Reinspection Form school building speciﬁc suspect material thermal system insulation TSI Assumed F U.S. EPA Region Yes NF Misc
Page A-6 - ... training. (12) With respect to each consultant who contributed to the management plan, the name of the consultant and one of the following statements: (i) If the State has adopted a contractor accreditation plan under section 206(b) of Title H of the Act, a statement that the consultant is accredited under such plan.
Page E-32 - EPA's more protective regulatory approach. It is important to stress that the mere presence of a hazardous substance, such as asbestos on an auditorium ceiling, no more implies that an asbestos-related disease will develop than a poisonous substance in a medicine cabinet or under a kitchen sink implies that a poisoning will occur. Asbestos fibers must be released from the material in which they are contained, and an individual must breathe those fibers in order to incur any chance of disease. While...
Page E-34 - ... before the wrecking ball swings into action is appropriate to protect public health. However, this cannot be said of arbitrary asbestos removal projects, which, as noted above, can actually increase health risk unless properly performed. This, in part, is why EPA has...
Page A-5 - A statement that the local education agency used (or will use) persons who have been accredited by another State which has adopted a contractor accreditation plan under section...
Page E-6 - Thermal system insulation means material in a school building applied to pipes, fittings, boilers, breeching, tanks, ducts, or other interior structural components to prevent heat loss or gain, or water condensation, or for other purposes.
Page A-7 - ... designated under §763.84 for inclusion in the management plan. However, an accredited inspector shall identify whether material that was nonfriable suspected ACBM assumed to be ACM has become friable since the previous inspection and shall assess the newly friable material and previously identified friable suspected ACBM assumed to be ACM under §763.88. (6) Based on inspection records and contractor and clearance records, an accredited inspector has determined that no ACBM is present in the...
Page E-32 - EPA, has in the ii past, based on careful evaluation of available scientific evidence, adopted a prudent approach in its regulations of assuming that all fibers are equally potent. While, as the Science article indicated, exposure to chrysotile or common white asbestos may be less likely to cause some asbestos-related diseases, various scientific organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences, support EPA's more prudent regulatory approach. With respect to the so-called "one fiber can...
Page A-7 - The local education agency shall submit a copy of the statement to the EPA Regional Office and shall include the statement in the management plan for that school. (7) An architect or project engineer responsible for the construction of a new school building built after October 12, 1988, or an accredited inspector signs a statement that no ACBM was specified as a building material in any construction document for the building, or, to the best of his or her knowledge...
Page A-3 - ... list of the name and address of each school building and whether the school building contains friable ACBM, nonfriable ACBM, and friable and nonfriable suspected ACBM assumed to be ACM. (2) For each inspection conducted before the December 14, 1987: (i) The date of the inspection. (ii) A blueprint, diagram, or written description of each school building that identifies clearly each location and approximate square or linear footage of any homogeneous or sampling area where material was sampled...
Page 3-11 - ACM in the school building into one of the following categories: (1) Damaged or significantly damaged thermal system insulation ACM. (2) Damaged friable surfacing ACM. (3) Significantly damaged friable surfacing ACM. (4) Damaged or significantly damaged friable miscellaneous ACM. (5) ACBM with potential for damage. (6) ACBM with potential for significant damage. (7) Any remaining friable ACBM or friable suspected ACBM. (c) Assessment may include the following considerations: (1) Location and the...