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Asbestos – Application, Removal, Disturbance & Disposal

About this Policy

Asbestos – Application, Removal, Disturbance & Disposal

Policy Number: 13103


Effective Date:
Dec 12, 2017

Last Updated:
Jan 01, 1970

Responsible Office:
Risk & Insurance Management

Responsible Administrator:
AVP Management Services & Director of Risk & Insurance Management

Policy Contact:

Risk & Insurance Management
risk@umsystem.edu

Categories:

  • General Administration

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Scope

Notice to any University employees regarding their responsibilities regarding materials containing asbestos for new and existing applications as well as proper disposal.

Reason for Policy

Communication responsibilities regarding materials containing asbestos for new and existing applications as well as proper disposal and compliance provisions.

Policy Statement

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

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.

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.

 

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Related Information

For additional information about materials containing asbestos, contact the appropriate campus Environmental Health & Safety official listed at the following website: www.umsystem.edu/ums/fa/management/risk/contacts/

History

Formerly Business Policy Manual 603 – Asbestos – Application, Removal, Disturbance and Disposal (revised 12/1/2008)

Procedure

Reviewed 2017-12-06