Conn. Agencies Regs. § 19a-332a-7 - Specific requirements for asbestos removal

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) All ACM to be removed or disturbed by removal shall be adequately wetted unless otherwise approved by the Department.
(b) Components shall be removed intact or in large sections whenever possible and carefully lowered to the floor.
(c) A coating of encapsulant, chosen so as to be compatible with subsequent coverings, shall be applied to all surfaces that have been stripped of ACM to securely seal any residual fibers that may be present after the surfaces have been visually inspected and found to be free of all visible residue.
(d) No equipment, supplies, or materials (except properly containerized waste material) shall be removed from an asbestos abatement project work area unless such equipment, supplies, or materials have been thoroughly decontaminated and cleaned free of asbestos debris. Where the configuration of the equipment, supplies or materials is such that decontamination and cleaning free of asbestos debris is neither possible nor feasible, then the object shall be thoroughly wrapped in a minimum of two (2) layers of six (6) mil polyethylene sheeting with all joints, seams and overlaps sealed with tape; or containerized in a metal drum with a locking lid. Examples include, but are not limited to, air filtration or HEPA-filtered vacuuming equipment which may be wrapped in polyethylene rather than dismantling beyond the HEPA filters for cleaning purposes; sections of insulated pipe or other objects to be disposed of intact may be wrapped in polyethylene without prior removal of asbestos. Wood or other materials used to construct on-site decontamination or shower units may be wrapped in polyethylene for disposal or transport to another contaminated work site for re-use.
(e) HEPA-filtered vacuum cleaners shall be emptied of collected asbestos waste contents prior to removal of the equipment from the work area.
(f) All pre-filters in the air filtration devices shall be removed prior to removal of the unit from an asbestos work site. The air filtration device shall be damp cleaned completely inside and out. The equipment shall be wrapped in polyethylene pursuant to Subsection 19a-332a-7(b) prior to removing it from the work area. The replacement of filters shall occur prior to the beginning of the next asbestos abatement project after installation of containment barriers.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 19a-332a-7
Effective December 27, 1990

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