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Asbestos exposure becomes a health concern when high concentrations of asbestos fibers are inhaled over a long time period. We possess the necessary experience and equipment to safely identify asbestos in your home or workplace.
In 1980, the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Standards (NESHAPS) under EPA guidance outlawed the installation of all friable asbestos (able to be crumbled by hand pressure). Non-friable asbestos containing materials such as floor tile and mastic were installed in buildings until the early 1980’s and even later in some applications. If a contractor had stockpiles of non-friable asbestos, it was within their legal rights to install it in buildings until their supplies were exhausted. Therefore, the only definitive answer for knowing if you have asbestos in your building is to have the building surveyed for Asbestos Containing Materials.
Our staff has the experience and licensing to perform asbestos surveys and inspections in any structure commercial or residential. If you own a building, constructed prior to 1980, it may contain asbestos. Our surveys locate, identify, estimate quantities, and note the condition of asbestos containing materials (ACM). AMD staff is also proficient at determining preliminary estimates for remediation costs. Our asbestos surveys are conducted in accordance with all applicable procedures in 40 CFR, Part 763 (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act or AHERA), 40 CFR, Subpart M (National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants or NESHAPS), and all applicable regulations.
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) are the primary State agencies responsible for establishing and implementing regulations regarding asbestos abatement, worker training programs, worker protection, and disposal of asbestos waste materials in New York State. OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.1101 requires owners to know the condition of asbestos in their buildings if tenants and/or employees are being exposed. If you are planning a renovation or demolition, EPA regulations under National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS), 40 CFR 61, Part M requires you to know the extent of asbestos in your building prior to the start of work.