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Subpart 56-12

HANDLING AND REMOVAL PROCEDURES

Sec.
56-12.1     General requirements

Historical Note:Subpart (§56-12.1) filed July 7, 1987 eff. July 28, 1987.

§ 56-12.1   General requirements.

     (a)   Dry removal or disturbance.   No dry removal or disturbance of asbestos material shall be permitted.

     (b)   Wetting requirements.   The asbestos material shall be wetted frequently with amended water. Sufficient time shall be allowed for penetration to occur prior to abatement activities. All friable materials shall be saturated. All nonhygroscopic asbestos material shall be thoroughly wetted on a continuous basis.

     (c)   Handling.  Asbestos material on detachment from the substrate shall be directly bagged or dropped into a flexible catch basin and subsequently bagged.

     (d)   Chutes.  For asbestos material dropped distances greater than 10 feet, dust-tight, enclosed, inclined chutes shall be used.

     (e)   Handling large components.  Large components, removed intact, shall be wrapped in two layers of at least six-mil plastic sheeting, secured and made airtight with tape.

     (f)   Sharp-edged components.  Asbestos waste material with sharp-edged components that may tear the plastic bags or sheeting shall be placed into hardwall containers and sealed airtight.

     (g)   Cleaning of surfaces.  After completion of all stripping work, surfaces from which asbestos material has been removed shall be HEPA-vacuumed and/or wet-cleaned.

     (h)   Cleanup procedures.  Cleanup shall proceed in accordance with Subpart 56-15 of this Part.

     (i)   Encapsulant use during cleanup.  After first cleaning and prior to first sheeting removal, and after the work area has been rendered free of visible residues, a thin coat of an encapsulating agent shall be applied to any surfaces in the work area which were not the subject of removal or other remediation activities. In no event shall encapsulant be applied to any surface which was the subject of removal or other remediation activities prior to obtaining satisfactory clearance air monitoring results.

Historical Note:  Sec. filed July 7, 1987; amd. filed Oct. 18, 1991 eff. Jan. 1, 1992. Amended (i).

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