Asbestos Compliance Program

  • Last Updated: 06/17/2016
  • Effective Date: 06/09/2016

Policy Statement

There is no formal policy statement for this topic however procedures and other information are provided below.

UGA personnel coordinating Asbestos Abatement Activities must ensure that all federal and state regulations are followed. This Guidance Document, http://www.usg.edu/facilities/resources/asbestos_abatement, produced by the Board of Regents Office of Environmental Affairs for all University System of Georgia Facilities provides basic information for maintaining compliance. Additional links provided below will help with your compliance.

Reason for policy
To help UGA units to comply with all federal and state regulations so asbestos containing building materials are properly identify through surveys, coordinate using accredited asbestos professionals during the removal and/or demolition activities and project air monitoring, or management of the asbestos containing building material in-place.
Procedures
UGA Personnel involved in construction or demolition related activities must follow all federal and state regulations. The Guidance Document provided by the Board of Regents Office of Environmental Affairs for University System of Georgia Facilities must be utilized so compliance can be organized and maintained. Provided below is the EPD website for any forms related to asbestos abatement/demolition activities.

Non-resident instructional facilities:  (All “B” budgeted facilities, Housing facilities, Auxiliary facilities etc…)

The Environmental Safety Division is responsible for performing asbestos surveys for all "B" budgeted, auxiliary facilities, with the exception of the University Housing facilities which are currently responsible for managing their own asbestos related projects. For “B” budget facilities, ESD will hire consultants, sometimes, at the expense of the work unit to perform these surveys. In accordance with federal law, any renovation or demolition to a facility requires that an asbestos survey be performed. In the absence of Major Renovation and Repair Funds (MRR), all expenses incurred during the survey and monitoring processes are the responsibility of the requesting department(s).

All contractors hired by the University to perform asbestos abatements must comply with the Board of Regents Guidelines for Asbestos Abatement Projects in USG Facilities http://www.usg.edu/facilities/resources/asbestos_abatement

All copies of asbestos sampling results including bulk samples, air monitoring, and a copy of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) 10 day Project Notification for Renovation, Encapsulation, or Demolition project must be forwarded to the asbestos program manager at the ESD office, (706) 542-5801 or fax (706) 542-0108.

Each facility or campus must maintain records which will contain all floor plans for each facility and must be updated after each renovation or demolition performed. The survey documents can be maintained electronically, but the physical copy of the floor plans must be updated to show all locations of identified asbestos and any removals that have occurred.

Resident instructional facilities:

The Facilities Management Division is responsible for all asbestos related projects for units which are classified as resident instruction.

All contractors hired by the University to perform asbestos abatements must comply with the Board of Regents Guidelines for Asbestos Abatement Projects in USG Facilities, March 2000.

Forms/Instructions
Additional contacts

Policy Owner: Dr. John Lambeth, Manager Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Safety

Policy Contact: Dr. John Lambeth

Phone Number: 706-542-3509

Responsibilities

Responsible University Senior Administrator: Vice President for Finance & Administration

Responsible University Administrator: Associate Vice President for Environmental Safety

              

Policy Owner: Dr. John Lambeth, Manager Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Safety

Policy Contact: Dr. John Lambeth

Phone Number: 706-542-3509

Responsibilities: It is the responsibility of the Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Safety Manager to ensure that UGA units coordinating Asbestos Abatement Activities remain compliant with the regulations.

Record Retention
All asbestos surveys, asbestos training records, EPD or EPA notifications or correspondence with regulatory agencies must be kept in compliance with the Board of Regents record retention policy.