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.
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
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
HEPA-vacuum or wet-clean all other floors and all other horizontal surfaces,
(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.
Operations and maintenance
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
(3) Shut off
or temporarily modify the air-handling system and restrict other sources of air
(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
(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.
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.
Fiber release episodes
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.
Clean the area, as described in subsection (d) of this section.
(C) Place the asbestos debris in a sealed,
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
regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.
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.
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
(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