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.
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.
vacuum cleaners shall be emptied of collected asbestos waste contents prior to
removal of the equipment from the work area.
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
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.