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Safety & Risk Management

BPM-603 Asbestos - Application, Removal, Disturbance & Disposal

Revised Dec. 1, 2008

POLICY

In the application, removal, disturbance, and disposal of materials containing asbestos, all University operations including contracted services, must comply with the provisions of Code of Federal Regulations 40 CFR 61 Subpart M (National Emission Standard for Asbestos) and Code of State Regulations 10 CSR 10-6.080 (Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants), and all amendments thereof.

NEW INSTALLATIONS

No materials containing asbestos will be used on any University or Campus Facility.

EXISTING APPLICATIONS

Existing applications will be removed and properly disposed of whenever a need arises, i.e., during normal maintenance and repair or when asbestos contamination of the local environment is detected.

NOTIFICATION

Proper notification to state and federal offices shall be made prior to the demolition, remodeling, or alteration of operations involving friable asbestos. Notification should be made through the appropriate campus Environmental Health & Safety office.

DISPOSAL

All disposal of materials containing asbestos shall be coordinated through the appropriate campus Environmental Health & Safety office to comply with Federal and State restrictions for handling, containerization, and burial in approved sanitary landfill locations.