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Asbestos

  1. Top 20 Asbestos Questions
  2. I am thinking about buying a house but it has vermiculite attic insulation in it. Should I have it removed before or after I buy the house?
  3. My attic has vermiculite insulation in it. Am I at risk? Should I take it out?
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  1. Asbestos in the Home
  2. Does the EPA have money available for homeowners to pay for asbestos testing or asbestos removal?
  3. I found out the cement water pipes leading to my house (business) contain asbestos. What should I do?
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  1. Asbestos in Schools
  2. School Personnel Training 40 CFR part 763.92(a)(1) and (2) of the asbestos in schools rule refer to 2-hour training and 14-hour training. If an LEA's workers have not taken the 3-day course to ecome "accredited" abatement workers, and the LEA decides to have workers receive the 2-hour and 14-hour training, where should the workers go for the abbreviated training? How is this training documented?
  3. Local Education Agency Designated Persons A local education agency (LEA) is required to “designate a person to ensure” that all LEA responsibilities and/or requirements “are properly implemented.” (40 CFR part 763.84(g)(1)) Such a designated person, in turn, is required to obtain “adequate training.” Does this mean that the designated person is required to be “accredited”? If not, what constitutes adequate training?
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  1. Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP)
  2. Applicability of the Asbestos MAP The worker training requirements specified in 40 CFR part 763 appear to apply only to projects (excluding small-scale, short-duration projects) involving interior building components. Specifically, is roofing work and other exterior work excluded from accreditation requirements?
  3. Applicability of the Asbestos MAP Are persons who collect asbestos bulk samples on an infrequent or occasional basis subject to Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP) inspector accreditation requirements?
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  1. Asbestos in Vermiculite
  2. I am thinking about buying a house but it has vermiculite attic insulation in it. Should I have it removed before or after I buy the house?
  3. I use/used vermiculite to enhance my potting soil. Should I be concerned?
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  1. Finding Asbestos
  2. Does dry wall or sheet rock contain asbestos?
  1. Asbestos in Brakes
  2. I have changed my brakes in the past, should I be worried about asbestos exposure?
  1. Reporting a Violation
  2. How can I report a suspected asbestos violation?

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