TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Completed Application & Schedule of Fees, Notary of Certification, Agent
Verification of Information Form, and Completed Forms.......................................Tab 1
Schedule 1 – Standard Operating Procedures.........................................................Tab 2
A. Type of protective clothing, respirators, and safety equipment that will be used:
B. Personal decontamination procedures that will be used:
C. Process for asbestos training for workers and supervisors:
D. Removal and/or encapsulation and/or enclosure methods:
E. Procedure to be used for handling waste containing asbestos:
F. Final clean-up and visual inspection procedures:
G. Final air monitoring procedures and clearance level to be achieved:
Schedule 2 – Copy of Current License in Lieu of Three (3) Previous Asbestos Abatement
Projects Completed or Supervised by the PRIMARY AGENT
(per conversation with Marcus Mince)........................................................................Tab 3
Schedule 3 – Disclosure Information........................................................................Tab 4
A. Previous asbestos abatement contracts terminated prior to completion.
B. Penalties paid for breach or noncompliance with asbestos contract specifications.
C. Citations levied against this contractor by any regulatory agency for environmental
D. Legal proceedings (i.e., lawsuits, and claims) filed or levied against contractor for
Schedule 4 – Documentation of Training for PRIMARY AGENT.......................Tab 5
Initial Course and Training Provider
Refresher Course and Training Provider :
Refresher Course and Training Provider :
Refresher Course and Training Provider :
Completed Application & Schedule of Fees, Notary of Certification, Agent
Verification of Information Form, and Completed Forms
Schedule 1 – Standard Operating Procedures
Schedule 2 – Copy of Current License in Lieu of Three (3) Previous Asbestos Abatement
Projects Completed or Supervised by the PRIMARY AGENT
(per conversation with Marcus Mince)
Schedule 3 – Disclosure Information
Schedule 4 – Documentation of Training for PRIMARY AGENT
Type of protective clothing, respirators, and safety equipment that will be used:
Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE)
Personnel protective equipment (PPE) for personnel performing friable and non-friable asbestos
abatement activities will be selected and used to comply with OSHA’s Asbestos (29 CFR
Workers Shall Wear:
1. Coveralls or similar work clothes
2. Protective work shoes or boots
3. Tyvek or equivalent suit with hood and boot covers
a. Leather or cloth
b. Chemically resistant outer liner
5. Respirator with appropriate filter cartridges:
a. Organic vapors (black cartridge)
b. Organic vapors and dust (black cartridge with cloth pre-filter)
c. Other P100 HEPA
Cartridge type: HEPA filter, purple cartridge or a combination of HEPA filter and organic
vapors cartridges (Black cartridges)
Personal Decontamination Procedures
A three (3) stage decontamination facility (Clean Room, Shower, Equipment Room) contiguous
to the Asbestos Control Area will be used for all friable asbestos abatement work. Typical
decontamination procedures for glove bagging and intact removal of TSI pipe will consist of
HEPA vacuum and careful removal utilizing the double-suit system.
The decontamination facilities will be constructed of a minimum of two (2) layers of 6-mil poly,
with at least two (2) layers on the floor. The rooms will be of a sufficient size to accommodate
the operations and located to prevent workers from contaminating adjacent areas when leaving
the Control Area. Each room will be separated by double “Z” flaps of 6-mil poly. The Shower
will be equipped with soap and hot water. Towels will be provided in the Clean Room. Shower
water will be filtered through a 5 um filter and discharged into the sanitary sewer system.
Prior to exiting the Control Area, workers will follow the decontamination procedures required
by OSHA’s Asbestos (29 CFR 1926.1101) standard, the key components are outlined below:
1. Personnel entering the Control Area will remove street clothes and don appropriate
PPE. All abatement workers will remove all street clothing and dress in the
protective clothing specified.
2. Personnel exiting the Control Area will remove gross contamination by HEPA
vacuuming or wet cleaning from head to toe prior to entering the Equipment Room.
Workers will remove all clothing except respirators in the Equipment Room and place
their disposable suits and gloves in a labeled 6-mil poly bag in the Equipment Room.
This room will be HEPA vacuumed or wet cleaned daily to avoid asbestos dust
3. Still wearing their respirator, the worker will proceed to the shower where the outside
of the respirator and body are washed with soap and water. Just prior to exiting the
Shower, the worker will either wet the respirator cartridges and dispose of them or
seal them with tape or caps for future use. The floor of the shower area will be
covered with a minimum of two layers of 6-mil thick polyethylene sheeting unless
it is constructed of an impervious, easily washable material. Shower water will be
filtered for fibers greater than 5 micrometers in length to remove asbestos or
collected and disposed as an asbestos contaminated waste.
4. The Clean Room will be used to store asbestos workers' street clothing, clean
protective clothing and equipment, and to provide a dressing area for personnel.
Contaminated clothing will not be permitted in this room. Workers will enter
this room from the outside dressed in street clothes.
5. Contaminated work footwear may be stored in the Equipment Room when not in use
in the Control Area. Upon completion of abatement, all footwear will be completely
decontaminated with soap and water before being removed from the Control Area.
Process for Asbestos Training of Workers and Supervisors
Personnel working at specific sites may have to be forty-hour trained (Meet requirements of
40 CFR 1910.120) and completed a refresher course within the past year.
Personnel may not work in areas requiring respirators unless they have received a Medical
Evaluation, fit test and training for respirator use. Personnel working on asbestos abatement
projects must have worker or supervisor training in accordance with 40 CFR Part 763 Subpart E, Appendix C. These personnel must have been fit tested for appropriate respirator and must wear
their respirator in the work area.
391-3-14-.05 Asbestos Supervisor Training
1. No person shall be employed as an asbestos supervisor unless that person has satisfactorily completed training in the removal and abatement of asbestos as described in Rule 391-3-14-.06.
2. Evidence of satisfactory training shall be available for review at all project sites which are
391-3-14-.06 Asbestos Abatement Training Criteria
1. Contractors and supervisors must have completed initial and annual update courses approved
by the Director in supervision of asbestos abatement projects and have satisfactorily completed
an examination with a passing grade of at least 70%. To be approved, the training shall meet or
exceed the following criteria:
A. The initial training course shall consist of 32 hours or more, and provide at a minimum,
information on the following topics:
1. The physical characteristics of asbestos including fiber size, aerodynamic characteristics
and physical appearance.
2.The health hazards of asbestos including the nature of asbestos related diseases, routes of
exposure, dose-response relationships, synergism between cigarette smoking and asbestos
exposure, latency period for disease and health basis for standards.
3.Employee personal protective equipment including the classes and characteristics of
respirator types, limitations of respirators, proper selection, inspection, donning, use,
maintenance and storage procedures, methods for field testing of the face piece-to-face seal
(positive and negative pressure fitting tests, qualitative and quantitative fit testing procedures),
variability between field and laboratory protection factors, factors that alter respirator fit (e.g.
facial hair), the components of a proper respiratory protection program, selection and use of
personal protective clothing, use, storage and handling of launderable clothing, non-slip
footwear, gloves, eye protection and hard hats, procedures and requirements of 29 CFR
1926.58 and 29 CFR 1910.134, benefits of medical monitoring and employee access to
4. Air monitoring procedures and requirements included under 29 CFR 1926.58 including a
description of equipment and methods, reasons for air monitoring, types of samples and
current standards with proposed changes;
5. State of the art work practices for asbestos abatement activities including purpose, proper
construction and maintenance of barriers and decontamination enclosure systems, posting of
warning signs, electrical and ventilation system lock-out, proper working techniques for
minimizing fiber release, use of wet methods and surfactants, use of negative pressure
ventilation equipment, use of HEPA vacuums and proper clean-up and disposal procedures.
Work practice requirements as they apply to removal, encapsulation, enclosure and repair
shall be discussed individually;
6. Personal hygiene including entry and exit procedures for the work area, use of showers
and prohibition of eating, drinking, smoking, and chewing (gum or tobacco) in the work area;
7. Additional safety hazards that may be encountered during abatement activities and how to
deal with them including electrical hazards, heat stress, air contaminants other then asbestos,
fire and explosion hazards, scaffold and ladder hazards, slips trips and falls, confined spaces
and noise; and
8. The requirements , procedures and standards established by:
(i) 40 CFR Part 61, Sub Part M ( National Emission Standards for Asbestos); and
(ii) 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart E (Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools)
9. The annual update course shall consist of 8 hours or more of abatement training and at a
minimum, adequately review the topics in subsection (A), update information on state of the art
procedures and equipment and review regulatory changes and interpretations Such training shall
have been completed within 12 months of the completion of previous training.
Removal and/or encapsulation and/or enclosure methods
Standard for Asbestos Emission Control
American Environmental Management Services will comply with the following procedures to prevent emissions of particulate asbestos material to the outside air:
1. 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:
a) They are on a facility or residential dwelling component that is encased in concrete or
other similar material; and
b) These materials are adequately wetted whenever exposed during demolition.
2. When components of a facility or residential dwelling covered or coated with friable asbestos
materials are being taken out of the facility or residential dwelling as units or in sections:
a) Adequately wet any friable asbestos materials exposed during cutting or disjointing
b) Carefully lower the units to the ground not dropping them or throwing them.
3. Adequately wet friable containing asbestos materials when they are being stripped from
components of a facility of 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:
a) 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
b) When the Director does 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 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
4. After components of a facility or residential dwelling have been taken out of facility or
residential dwelling as units or in sections; either:
a) Adequately wet friable asbestos containing materials during stripping; or
b) Use a local exhaust ventilation and collection system designed and operated to capture
the particulate asbestos materials produced by the stripping. 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).
5. For friable asbestos containing materials that have been removed or stripped:
a) Adequately wet the materials to ensure that they remain wet until they are collected for
b) Carefully lower the materials to the ground floor, not dropping or throwing them; and
c) transport the material to the ground by way of dust-tight chutes if they have been
removed or stripped more than 50 feet above ground level and were not removed in units
6. When the temperature at the point of wetting is below 32 degrees F:
a) Comply with the requirements of paragraphs 4 and 5 of this section. The contractor or
owner/operator need not comply with the other wetting requirements in this section; and
b) Remove facility or residential dwelling components coated or covered with friable
asbestos-containing materials as units or in sections to the maximum extent possible.
7. For facilities or residential dwellings being demolished under order of the 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.
Additionally, American Environmental Management Services will remove asbestos containing materials by implementing engineering controls to include the use of wet methods, hand tools and flooring removal systems. An asbestos barrier will be set up around each area to prevent unauthorized
entry into regulated areas. Negative Pressure Containment systems and three stage
decontamination/load-out units will be utilized. Clearance criteria will be visual clearance and
typically, air testing will be conducted by a licensed 3rd Party Contractor contracted by American Environmental Management Services or the owner/architect.
Procedure to be used for handling waste containing asbestos
Standard for Waste Disposal
1. American Environmental Management Services disposal procedures:
(i) Deposit all asbestos containing waste material at waste disposal sites approved by the
GA EPD for disposal of asbestos containing materials; 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; 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 Containers as follows:
CONTAINS ASBESTOS - AVIOD 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.
The following are Specific Disposal procedures American Environmental Management Services will employ for the disposal of Asbestos Containing Waste Materials.
The containerization and disposal of all friable and non-friable asbestos will be performed in accordance with all applicable federal, state, city and local regulations. All asbestos waste will be promptly sealed and double bagged in 6-mil poly bags or double wrapped in 6-mil poly sheeting. All
debris will be maintained in a wetted condition at all times. These impervious containers will be
labeled with the appropriate OSHA, EPA, and DOT labels and placed in a secure, placarded
area. Any transportation of packaged asbestos debris within or through occupied areas will be in
enclosed/covered containers following routes and times approved by the owner and/or project
Waste bags and containers containing asbestos waste will be hauled away by American Environmental Management Services or a designated authorized subcontractor to a disposal site approved by the GA EPD as soon as there is a sufficient quantity for a truck load. Procedures for hauling and disposal will comply with EPA Standard 40 CFR, Part 61, and other applicable state, regional and local government standards, the key components of the standards are outlined below:
1. Trucks hauling asbestos waste bags/containers will be totally enclosed to prevent
loss or damage to bags/containers in route to the disposal site.
2. Transporters will carry a wetting agent to be used in the event of an accidental
spill. Transporters will be responsible for cleaning up any accidental spills which
occur during transfer or unloading at the landfill.
3. All workers who participate in the transfer, loading or unloading of asbestos
waste will be fully trained asbestos workers and all worker protection procedures
specified herein will be applicable.
4. During unloading asbestos waste at the landfill site, all workers will use respirators,
hooded disposable coveralls, disposable impervious gloves, and washable boots.
5. At the conclusion of landfill site activities, and prior to reentering the truck cab;
the employees will remove all personal protective equipment.
6. All disposable clothing and respirator cartridges will be removed, double bagged
using 6-mil polyethylene, and disposed as asbestos waste prior to leaving the
7. The respirator harness and washable boots will be separately wet-wiped and
sealed in 6-mil polyethylene bags.
8. Only intact and sealed containers will be put into the approved landfill. Damaged
bags or containers will be re-packed in another 6-mil bag or sealed in additional
impermeable containers and buried.
Upon completion of the asbestos removal work, American Environmental Management Services
will submit a written statement attesting that all items containing asbestos have been disposed
of in accordance with EPA 40, CFR, Part 61, Subpart M in an approved sanitary landfill, the key components of the standards are outlined below.
Documentation will include proof of regulatory approval and copies of completed Waste
Shipment Records signed by the generator, transporter(s) and disposal site operator listing
the following information:
1. Name, address, and telephone number of the waste generator;
2. Name, address of local, State, or EPA Regional agency responsible for
administering the asbestos NESHAP program;
3. Quantity of asbestos-containing waste material in square or linear feet or cubic yards;
4. Name and telephone number of the disposal site operator;
5. Name and physical location of the disposal site;
6. Date transported;
7. Name, address and telephone number of the transporter(s);
8. A certification that the contents of the shipment are fully and accurately described
by proper shipping name and are classified, packed, marked, and labeled, and are
in all respects in proper condition for transport by highway according to all
applicable international and government regulations.
Final Clean-up and visual inspection procedures
Final Clean-up is the phase of the project in which all visible asbestos containing material has been
removed from the substrate and the substrate has been brushed (with nylon bristle brushes) and wet
wiped. More specifically, the following procedures will be followed:
1.Remove gross contamination from wall covering/or remove inner contaminated layer.
After all visible asbestos containing material has been removed from the substrate, the next
cleaning task should be the removal of all visible asbestos contamination which has splattered or
collected on the polyethylene wall coverings. Preferably, two layers of polyethylene were
initially hung on the walls and the inner contaminated sheets can be removed at this point instead
of cleaned. Ideally, the contaminated sheet is lightly misted with an encapsulant or "lockdown"
material to minimize the release of airborne fibers. After detaching or cutting this first inside
layer of polyethylene from the bottom of the wall, workers should use ladders to reach the top of
the wall sheet. The inner sheet of the work area enclosure should be gently detached from the top
of the wall and folded inward to form a compact bundle which can be packaged in a properly
labeled 6-mil polyethylene bag for disposal. Any visible debris which leaked behind the inner
layer of polyethylene onto the outer (final) layer is now removed with a HEPA vacuum and/or
wet wiping methods.
2. Remove Gross Contamination from work area:
The next cleaning efforts should be directed toward removing gross contamination from the
exteriors of the negative air filtration units, scaffolding, ladders, extension cords, hoses, and
other equipment inside the work area. Cleaning can be accomplished using a combination of
HEPA vacuuming and wet wiping. This is also a good time to change-out any of the filters that
need replacement on the negative air filtration units.
3. Remove Top Layer of Floor Polyethylene
At this point, the top layer of 6-mil poly which has been used to cover the floor area, should be
cleaned appropriately and carefully folded inward to form compact bundles for bagging and
disposal. Any visible contamination which leaked through to the bottom floor layer should be
removed (i.e., HEPA vacuumed, wet wiped). This material should then be bagged and disposed
of according to procedures outlined earlier. Excessive time should not be spent in cleaning the
floor sheets, but any obvious contamination should be cleaned, contained, and disposed of
4. Conduct Visual inspection of all surface areas/ re-clean if necessary:
After all of these cleaning tasks have taken place a thorough visual inspection of the area should
be conducted. The inspector (building owner's representative) and the contractor's representative
(usually the project supervisor) should check for visual contamination or residual debris on the
substrate from which the asbestos-containing material has been removed. Ledges, indented
corners, and other surfaces which might "catch" falling material or contain residual material must
be inspected closely. A high-intensity flashlight will prove helpful during this inspection if needed.
As the building owners' representative and the contractor's representative walk through the work area,
the inspection and re-cleaning process might be facilitated by recording on paper the items or
areas which need additional cleaning. The contractor's representative is responsible for correcting
any of the deficiencies noted during the inspection before beginning the next phase of work.
5. Perform final wipe down of equipment and remove from work area:
After the work crew has completed re-cleaning the areas noted on the inspection list, equipment
in the work area should be thoroughly cleaned (gross contamination was removed earlier).
Equipment should be wet wiped, wrapped in polyethylene, or placed in plastic bags. Tools such as scrapers, utility knives, and brushes can be placed in buckets or pans (bottoms cut off of fiber board drums work well) and then sealed in plastic bags for transport to the next project. Equipment which is not needed for completion of the project should be removed from the work area. The negative air filtration units remain in place and operating for the remainder of the cleanup operation until final clearance samples are collected.
6. HEPA Vacuum
The hard-to-reach places such as crevices around windows, doors, shelves, etc., can be cleaned
using a vacuum equipped with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. On some
projects, contractors may elect to vacuum all surface areas, beginning at the top of the wall and
working downward. The HEPA filter retains the tiny fibers (down to 0.3 microns in diameter)
which could pass through a standard vacuum cleaner. HEPA vacuums are available with various
canister sizes and horsepower motors. Some models have an available kit for converting a dry
vacuum to a wet pick-up vacuum. Also models are available which use compressed air rather
than the standard direct current. Twenty to thirty feet extension hoses are available for the larger
7. Remove Polyethylene Floor Covering/Remove or Clean Carpet
After vacuuming of these areas is completed, the polyethylene floor covering is detached from
the wall, and folded inward to form a compact bundle for bagging and disposal. If a carpet is in
the work area and specified for removal (removal instead of cleaning is the preferred practice),
workers should lightly mist the entire carpet with amended water before detaching it from the
floor and rolling it up. Once the carpet is rolled up, it can be wrapped with 6-mil poly, sealed
with duct tape, and properly labeled for disposal.
8. HEPA Vacuum Floors
After the floor area is uncovered, corners and crevices can be cleaned with a HEPA vacuum. It
may also be necessary to wet wipe or mop certain locations.
9. Wet Mop Floors
After the walls are wet wiped, the floor (or the floor polyethylene) is mopped with a clean mop
head wetted with amended water. (Caution: If carpet remains in place, only minimal amounts of
water should be used during this process). The water should be changed frequently. Waste water
from the wet wiping and mopping operations should be treated as asbestos-containing waste and
dumped in the shower drain to be appropriately filtered or placed in a barrel for disposal.
10. Wait Overnight/Repeat Wet Wipe and Wet Mop Procedures
At times, abatement project specifications will call for "3-phase cleaning". This may require
more time spent on the project, but if properly conducted will actually save money and prevent
confusion at the conclusion of the project. After the walls and other surfaces (shelves, ledges,
etc.) have been wet wiped and the floors have been mopped, activity in the area may be stopped
until the following day. The next day, the same wet wiping and mopping procedures are often
repeated. As an alternative to using amended water for the second wipe down, the cleaning
efficiency may be increased by using a commercial cleaning product such as Endust or Pledge .
Visual inspection will include the entire surfaces of the work area, the personnel/equipment
decontamination facilities, and all critical barriers to the work area. No debris, residue on
surfaces, dust, soil, sand or other matter shall be detected during this visual inspection. When the
area is visually clean, the final testing will commence. Acceptance of the work area as visually
clean does not relieve the contractor from performing additional wet wiping and HEPA
vacuuming, as necessary required to satisfy the final clean air test levels.
Final air monitoring procedures and clearance level to be achieved
Asbestos Clearance Samples
Aggressive clearance air samples will be collected 24 hours after visual inspection and
encapsulation of an Asbestos Control Area in accordance with EPA/AHERA requirements and
as modified by the competent person as appropriate. Clearance sampling for glove bag
abatement may be non-aggressive and conducted immediately following encapsulation. One
sample will be collected at a rate not to exceed 15 liters per minute with a minimum volume of
1,500 liters for each 10,000 square feet within each discrete Asbestos Control Area. American Environmental Management Services will maintain the integrity of the Asbestos Control Area and repeat cleanup, if necessary, until clearance levels average 0.01 f/cc or less or the reference background
concentrations have been achieved.
Asbestos Air Sample Analysis
PCM samples will be collected on site and tested by an accredited laboratory with NIOSH 582
training and successful participation in the American Industrial Hygiene Associations’ (AIHA)
Asbestos Analysts’ Registry Program (AAR) or a company sponsored PAT program. Asbestos
air monitoring results will be posted on-site within 24 hours of the sampling period.
Replicate analysis will be performed on environmental and clearance samples where fiber
densities result in concentrations above 0.01 F/cc and on personal samples with fiber densities
above 0.1 F/cc.
American Environmental Management Services has not had any contracts terminated prior to the completion of Abatement.
Penalties for breach or non-compliance of contract specifications
American Environmental Management Services has not been assessed any penalties for breach or non-compliance of contract specifications.
American Environmental Management Services has not had any citations levied against it by any regulatory agency for environmental violations.
American Environmental Management Services has not had any lawsuits or claims filed or levied against it for asbestos activities.