RULE 391-3-14-.02 - Provisions

RULE 391-3-14-.02. Provisions

(1) Standards for Removal and Encapsulation.

(a) Standard for Asbestos Emission Control.

1. Each contractor to whom this section applies shall comply with the following procedures to prevent emissions of particulate asbestos material to the outside air:

(i) Remove friable asbestos materials from a facility or residential dwelling being demolished or renovated before any wrecking or dismantling that would break up the materials or preclude access to the materials for subsequent removal. However, friable asbestos materials need not be removed before demolition if:

(I) they are on a facility or residential dwelling component that is encased in concrete or other similar material; and

(II) these materials are adequately wetted whenever exposed during demolition.

(ii) When components of a facility or residential dwelling covered or coated with friable asbestos material are being taken out of the facility or residential dwelling as units or in sections:

(I) adequately wet any friable asbestos material exposed during cutting or disjointing operators; and

(II) carefully lower the units or sections to ground level, not dropping them or throwing them.

(iii) Adequately wet friable containing asbestos materials when they are being stripped from components of a facility or residential dwelling before the components are removed from the facility or residential dwelling. In removal operations, wetting that would unavoidably damage equipment is not required if the contractor or owner/operator:

(I) asks the Director to determine whether wetting to comply with this paragraph would unavoidably damage equipment, and, before beginning to strip, supplies the Director with adequate information to make this determination; and

(II) when the Director does not determine that equipment damage would be unavoidable, use a local exhaust ventilation and collection system designed and operated to capture the particulate asbestos containing material produced by the stripping and removal of the friable asbestos containing materials. The system must exhibit no visible emissions to the outside air and must be designed and operated in accordance with the requirements in 391-3-14-.02(1)(c).

(iv) After components of a facility or residential dwelling have been taken out of the facility or residential dwelling as units or in sections, either:

(I) adequately wet friable asbestos containing materials during stripping; or

(II) use the local exhaust ventilation and collection system designed and operated to capture the particulate asbestos material produced by the stripping. The system must exhibit no visible emissions to the outside air and must be designed in accordance with the requirements of 391-3-14-.02(1)(c).

(v) For friable asbestos-containing materials that have been removed or stripped:

(I) adequately wet the material to insure that they remain wet until they are collected for disposal; and

(II) carefully lower the materials to the ground or lower floor, not dropping or throwing them; and

(III) transport the material to the ground by way of dust-tight chutes or containers if they have been removed or stripped more than 50 feet above ground level and were not removed as units or in sections.

(vi) When the temperature at the point of wetting is below 32 degrees F:

(I) comply with the requirements of paragraphs (iv(and (v) of this section. The contractor or owner/operator need not comply with the other wetting requirements in this section; and

(II) remove facility or residential dwelling components coated or covered with friable asbestos-containing materials as units or in sections to the maximum extent possible.

(vii) For facilities or residential dwellings being demolished under order of State or local governmental agencies, issued because the facility or residential dwelling is structurally unsound and in danger of imminent collapse adequately wet the portion of the facility that contains friable asbestos containing material during the wrecking operation.

(b) Standard for Waste Disposal;

1. Each contractor to whom this section applies shall comply with the following procedures:

(i) deposit all asbestos containing waste material at waste disposal sites approved by the Division for disposal of asbestos-containing material; and

(ii) discharge no visible emissions to the outside air during the collection, processing, packaging, transporting or deposition of any asbestos-containing waste material, or use one of the disposal methods as follows:

(I) treat asbestos-containing waste material with water;

I. mix asbestos-containing waste from control devices with water to form a slurry; adequately wet other asbestos-containing waste material; and

II. discharge no visible emissions to the outside air from collection, mixing and wetting operations, or use the methods specified by 391-3-14-.02(1)(c) to clean emissions containing particulate asbestos material before they escape to, or are vented to, the outside air; and

III. after wetting, seal all asbestos-containing waste material in leak-tight containers while wet; and

IV. label the containers as follows: CAUTION! CONTAINS ASBESTOS -- AVOID OPENING OR BREAKING CONTAINER. BREATHING ASBESTOS IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH. Alternatively, use warning labels specified by Occupational Safety and Health Standards of the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under 29 CFR 1910.1001(g)(2)(ii).

(II) Use an alternative disposal method that has received prior approval by the Director.

(c) Standard for Air Cleaning:

1. The contractor who elects to use air cleaning shall:

(i) use fabric filter collection devices doing all of the following:

(I) operating the fabric filter collection devices at a pressure drop of no more than four inches water gauge, as measured across the fabric filter; and

(II) ensuring that the air flow permeability, as measured by ASTM Method D 737-75 does not exceed 30ft³/min/ft² for woven fabrics or 35 ft³/min/ft² for felted fabrics; and

(III) ensuring that felted fabric weighs at least 14 ounces per square yard and is at least one-sixteenth inch thick throughout;

(IV) avoiding the use of synthetic fabrics that contain fill yarn other than that is spun.

(ii) Properly install, use, operate and maintain all air cleaning equipment. Bypass devices may be used only during upset or emergency conditions and then only for as long as it takes to shut down the operation generating the particulate asbestos material.

2. If the use of fabric creates a fire or explosion hazard, the Director may authorize as a substitute the use of wet collectors designed to operate with a unit contacting energy of at least 40 inches water gauge pressure.

3. The Director may authorize the use of filtering equipment other than described in this paragraph if the contractor demonstrates to the Director's satisfaction that it is equivalent to the described equipment in filtering particulate asbestos material.

(2) Project Notification: No contractor shall engage in a project prior to notifying the Director of such activities at least seven calendar days prior to commencement of same. Such prior notice need not be provided for an emergency project; however, the contractor shall notify the Director of the activity within seven calendar days after the commencement of such emergency project. The notification shall be made in the manner and form required by the Director and shall be accompanied by a project fee. The notification shall state the location of the project, the owner's name and address, the expected dates on which the project will begin and end and any other information as may be required by the Director. Upon completion of the project, the contractor shall certify to the Director, on forms specified by the Director, that the project was conducted in accordance with the Rules contained in this Chapter.

(Original Rule entitled "Provisions" was filed on December 9, 1986; effective December 29, 1986.)

The Georgia Asbestos Safety Act, O.C.G.A. Sec. 12-12-1et seq. The Georgia Air Quality Act of 1978, O.C.G.A. Sec. 12-9-1et seq.

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