Reduce or eliminate exposure to hazardous building material ingredients through in-place management of legacy contaminants.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends “a pro-active, in-place management program whenever asbestos is discovered." Removal of asbestos is typically not necessary unless the material is severely damaged or will be disturbed due to demolition or renovation. In-place management incurs minimal contaminant release, is less disruptive and is a more cost-effective solution to abatement. Similarly, controlling exposure risk to existing lead-based paint is a meaningful means of mitigating associated negative health impacts.
In-place management of lead and asbestos, where abatement is not feasible, mitigates exposure and health hazards associated with the wear and tear of building materials containing these hazardous substances.
Manage Hazardous Materials (2 points)
Verified by Owner, Remediation Report
For buildings constructed prior to any applicable laws banning or restricting asbestos, the following interim strategies for managing existing hazards are conducted and repeated every three years:
Development, maintenance and update of an asbestos management plan in accordance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), including all necessary actions to minimize asbestos hazards: repair, encapsulation, enclosure, maintenance and removal, following protocol detailed in the Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule, 40 CFR Part 763; Subpart E; §763.84-§763.95 or local equivalent.
Asbestos inspection through an accredited professional per the Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP), National Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) or local equivalent.
Post-abatement clearance for all projects is conducted in accordance with AHERA Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools, 40 CFR Part 763; Subpart E; Appendix A, Mandatory transmission electron microscopy method.
For buildings constructed prior to any applicable laws banning or restricting lead paint, the following interim strategies for managing existing hazards are conducted and repeated every three years:
Interim controls are applied per 24 CFR Part 35; Subpart R; §35.1330, Interim controls, from Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing, for paint stabilization of deteriorated paint and treatments for friction and impact surfaces where levels of lead dust are above levels specified in §35.1320, or applicable local law or regulation.
Post-abatement clearance is conducted per 24 CFR Part 35; Subpart R; §35.1340, Clearance.
A reevaluation is conducted and a report produced per 24 CFR Part 35; Subpart R; §35.1355(b), Ongoing lead-based paint maintenance and reevaluation activities.
As provided by 24 CFR Part 35; Subpart B; §35.155, Minimum requirements, interim controls may be performed in combination with, or be replaced by, abatement methods provided by 35.1355, Ongoing lead-based paint maintenance and reevaluation activities.
Facilities constructed prior to any applicable laws banning or restricting lead paint and serving children under age 6 apply the following:
24 CFR Part 35; Subpart R; 35.1355(d), Chewable surfaces.
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