ERIC Number: ED254962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Asbestos Abatement--Practical Considerations.
Sedrel, Roy A.
Illinois Senate Bill 1644, the recently passed "Asbestos Abatement Act," requires all schools in the state, public and private alike, to remove friable asbestos by whichever comes first: July 1, 1989, or 3 years following the establishment of a system for state funding for corrective action. This document addresses practical considerations in implementing this Act. The first part addresses legal issues arising from the language of the Act. These include the practical definition of "friable asbestos," what to do about ceiling tile and nonfriable asbestos-containing materials, and the definition of "significant health hazard." The next part discusses the three methods of corrective action suggested in the act: enclosure, encapsulation, and removal. Then 10 specifications are listed for removal of asbestos, covering credentials of the contractor, methods of removal, disposal of waste materials, decontamination procedures, and insurance. Procedures for selecting qualified firms for removal and monitoring are next addressed, along with guidelines on preparation of facilities prior to removal. The final section addresses the importance of documentation throughout an asbestos removal project. (TE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Asbestos Abatement Act 1984 (Illinois)
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Annual Conference of the Illinois Association of School Boards, the Illinois Association of School Administrators, and the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (Chicago, IL, November 16-19, 1984).