CPM 301–05: Asbestos Abatement
To reduce the potential for disturbance of and potential exposure to airborne asbestos fibers from asbestos-containing materials in university buildings and to comply with applicable regulatory requirements
29 Code of Federal Regulations §§ 1910.134, -.1001, -.1200, and 1926.1101
40 Code of Federal Regulations §§ 61 Subpart M, 763 Subpart E
49 Code of Federal Regulations § 172
ASU conducts asbestos abatement response actions necessary to protect the health and safety of building occupants, construction personnel, and the building environment when a remodeling, renovation, or demolition project occurs on campus. ASU employees or contractors may not disturb any suspect materials as defined in this policy located in any ASU owned or leased buildings, except as identified within the procedure section of this policy.
Except as provided in this policy, Capital Programs Management Group (CPMG) will inspect or otherwise assess building areas potentially affected by capital projects or maintenance activities to ascertain the presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) prior to the start of any operations that will disturb building materials.
Building construction dates are available by one of the following methods:
At its option, CPMG will ensure that inspections occur as necessary to ascertain the presence of ACM prior to the start of any operations that will disturb building materials.
Typical building materials suspected of containing asbestos include but are not limited to: wall materials (gypsum drywall and plaster), ceiling tiles, ceiling tile adhesives, floor tiles, floor tile adhesives, sheet vinyl floorings, cove base adhesives, pipe insulation, duct seam tape, fireproofing, gaskets, concrete, caulking of all types, and ceramic tile.
ASU employees or contractors may not disturb any suspect materials that are located in these buildings without following the CPMG Asbestos Inspection Procedure, except for specific maintenance tasks identified and approved in writing as authorized OSHA Class III asbestos work.
OSHA Class III work is authorized under this procedure to include work-order-based repairs and maintenance operations for tasks approved by the ASU Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) designated OSHA Class III competent person. Written authorization is required only for Glove Bag work as identified in OSHA Class III training provided by EH&S.
The OSHA Class III competent person will conduct regular field inspections of OSHA Class III work and maintain this documentation.
OSHA Class III procedures will be maintained by the OSHA Class III competent person and will be available in each campus Facilities Management and Development Office.
Any contractor working under this procedure must provide copies of OSHA Class III work procedures and proof of training to the EH&S designated OSHA Class III competent person.
ASU maintenance workers and contractors may perform only limited work that disturbs building materials provided that:
The CPMG program manager is to be informed of all such activities prior to the commencement of the work. Notification must be sent to the CPMG program manager at least four hours prior to the start of work. This notification, which must include all of the following items, may be sent by email:
Any maintenance activity that potentially disturbs building materials in buildings within this category that is not covered above must follow CPMG Asbestos Inspection Procedure.
The project manager for any construction/renovation/demolition projects where any suspected asbestos-containing materials will be disturbed must follow this procedure:
CPMG will coordinate and procure necessary asbestos consultants and asbestos abatement contractors to perform asbestos abatement.
The ASU Capital Programs Management Request for Asbestos Services online form is accessible from the University Services Asbestos Management Program Web page under “ASU Policy and Procedure.” After completing the online form, select “Submit Request.”
For routine asbestos abatement projects with vendor fees less than $35,000, a six-week average turnaround time is recommended. For asbestos abatement projects with individual vendor fees more than $35,000, a four-month average turnaround time is recommended to allow detailed planning and design.
|Note:||Although projects can often be completed in a shorter period of time, following these guidelines helps to ensure that a project is completed without complication or delay.|
Permit-required renovations must undergo standard asbestos reviews as for the issuing of construction permits as described above.
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