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Asbestos Inspections & ACP5 Forms

ACP5 Forms are required by the city of New York for any renovation, demolition etc. Basically, any time a material which is suspected of having asbestos is to be disturbed, an asbestos investigation has to be carried out.

ASBESTOS INSPECTIONS & ACP5 FORMS

New York City has very strict laws regarding asbestos! Comprehensive building asbestos surveys are required before construction, renovation, demolition etc. As early as possible before an alteration, renovation, modification, demolition, or plumbing work takes place, or changes in such work occur, the building owner shall be responsible for having an asbestos survey performed by a DEP-certified asbestos investigator to determine the absence or presence of asbestos-containing material which may be disturbed during the course of the work. The owner of the building or authorized agent shall comply with the notification requirements of section 1-25 regarding asbestos-containing material.

If, after a survey performed by a DEP certified Asbestos Investigator, it is determined that the building (or portion thereof) affected by the work is free of asbestos-containing material or the amount of ACM to be abated constitutes a minor project, said asbestos investigator shall complete, sign, and affix his or her seal to the asbestos assessment report (ACP-5 Form) which shall be submitted  to DEP.

Different testing methods are now at your disposal along with qualified professionals and certified laboratories to ascertain if products contain asbestos. New York State and New York City have both licensed FIVE STAR ENVIRONMENTAL for such undertakings.


Sampling

Only persons certified by the Department as asbestos investigators or by the New York State Department of Labor (NYS DOL) as asbestos inspectors may select and collect bulk samples for analysis.

The investigator may assume that some or all of the areas investigated contain ACM, and for each area that is not assumed to contain ACM, collect and submit bulk samples for analysis. Collection and submittal of samples must be in compliance with Title 15, Chapter 1 of the Rules of the City of New York and EPA publications. Bulk sample analysis (PLM, TEM) must be performed by laboratories within the Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP) administered by the New York State Department of Health. 

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Hiring an Asbestos Inspector/investigator

Depending on the local laws, accreditation for asbestos professionals could vary. In New York we have the New York State Department of Labor regulations relating to the hazards to public safety and health during the removal, encapsulation, enclosure, repair, or the disturbance of friable and non-friable asbestos, or any handling of asbestos material that may result in the release of asbestos fiber, and the New York City D.E.P Asbestos control program regulations that apply to all asbestos abatement activities occurring within the City of New York. This includes owners of buildings where asbestos abatement activity occurs and contractors engaged in asbestos abatement activities

When asbestos is identified, an evaluation report would be written which will include the location, contamination levels and suggestions for corrective actions. Based on what the investigators find, they could recommend the property owner to remove or seal asbestos (encapsulate). When hiring a professional for inspection, it is important that the person is qualified, experienced and can perform the task according to local and federal regulations.


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WHAT IS AN ACP5 FORM?

ACP5 Forms are required by the city of New York for any renovation, demolition etc. Basically, any time a material which is suspected of having asbestos is to be disturbed, an asbestos investigation has to be carried out. After this inspection is performed, the asbestos investigator files an ACP5 Form with the city of New York to certify that the material being worked on does not contain asbestos, the asbestos to be disturbed is less then 10 square feet or 25 linear feet or if the asbestos will not be disturbed. Suspect material is anything and everything besides wood, metal and fiberglass. It can be roofing materials, floor tiles, brick mortar, drywall, joint compound and hundreds more. If you have any suspicions about the material being disturbed, you should first contact a certified New York City Investigator. If there is a risk of the asbestos being disturbed then Asbestos Abatement is required before work begins.

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