Conn. Agencies Regs. § 19a-333-8 - Operations and maintenance (O & M)

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Applicability. The local education agency shall implement an O & M program under this section whenever any friable ACBM is present or assumed to be present in a building that it leases, owns, or otherwise uses as a school building. Any material identified as nonfriable ACBM or nonfriable assumed ACBM must be treated as friable ACBM for purposes of this section when the material is about to become friable as a result of activities performed in the school building.
(b) Cleaning
(1) Initial cleaning. Unless the building has been cleaned using equivalent methods within the previous six (6) months, all areas of a school building where friable ACBM, damaged or significantly damaged thermal system insulation ACM, or friable suspected ACBM assumed to be ACM are present shall be cleaned at least once after the completion of the required initial inspection under subsection (a) of section 19a-333-3 of the regulations of Connecticut State Agencies and before the initiation of any response action, other than O & M activities or repair, according to the following procedures:
(A) HEPA-vacuum or steam-clean all carpets, and
(B) HEPA-vacuum or wet-clean all other floors and all other horizontal surfaces, and
(C) Dispose of all debris, filters, mopheads, and cloths in sealed, leak-tight containers.
(2) Additional cleaning. The accredited management planner shall make a written recommendation to the local education agency whether additional cleaning is needed, and if so, the methods and frequency of such cleaning.
(c) Operations and maintenance activities. The local education agency shall ensure that the procedures described below to protect building occupants shall be followed for any operations and maintenance activities disturbing friable ACBM.
(1) Restrict entry into the area by persons other than those necessary to perform the maintenance project, either by physically isolating the area or by scheduling.
(2) Post signs to prevent entry by unauthorized persons.
(3) Shut off or temporarily modify the air-handling system and restrict other sources of air movement.
(4) Use work practices or other controls, such as: wet methods, protective clothing, HEPA-vacuums, mini-enclosures or glove bags, as necessary to inhibit the spread of any released fibers.
(5) Clean all fixtures or other components in the immediate work area.
(6) Place the asbestos debris and other cleaning materials in a sealed, leak-tight container.
(d) Maintenance activities other than spot repairs. The response action for any maintenance activities disturbing friable ACBM, other than spot repairs, shall be designed by persons accredited to design response actions and conducted by persons accredited to conduct response actions.
(e) Fiber release episodes
(1) Minor fiber release episode. The local education agency shall ensure that the procedures described below are followed in the event of a minor fiber release episode (i.e., the falling or dislodging of three (3) square or linear feet or less of friable ACBM).
(A) Thoroughly saturate the debris using wet methods.
(B) Clean the area, as described in subsection (d) of this section.
(C) Place the asbestos debris in a sealed, leak-tight container.
(D) Repair the area of damaged ACM with materials such as; asbestos-free spackling, plaster, cement, or insulation; or seal with latex paint or an encapsulant; or immediately have the appropriate response action implemented as required by section 19a-333-7 of the regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.
(2) Major fiber release episode. The local education agency shall ensure that the procedures described below are followed in the event of a major fiber release episode (i.e., the falling or dislodging of more than three (3) square or linear feet of friable ACBM).
(A) Restrict entry into the area and post signs to prevent entry into the area by persons other than those necessary to perform the response action.
(B) Shut off or temporarily modify the air-handling system to prevent the distribution of fibers to other areas in the building.
(C) The response action for any major fiber release episode must be designed by persons accredited to design response actions and conducted by persons accredited to conduct response actions.
(D) The local education agency shall notify the Department of any major fiber release episode within twenty-four (24) hours of its occurrence and, if necessary provide written notification as required by applicable federal and/or state regulations.

Notes

Conn. Agencies Regs. § 19a-333-8
Effective December 1, 1992

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