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Asbestos in Buildings

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Construction and Demolition

  • Handling PCBs in Caulk During Renovation: a general overview of the practices your contractor should consider when conducting the renovation of a building that has polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-containing caulk.(PCBs were not added to caulk after 1978).
  • Stormwater: Generally, the Clean Water Act does not require permit coverage for runoff from impervious areas although the Act does provide the authority for EPA or the states to permit such types of discharges on a case-by-case or categorical basis where these discharges are determined to be causing or contributing to violations of water quality standards or are significant contributors of pollutants to waters of the United States.
    • Construction activities
    • State regulations and resourcesExit EPA Disclaimer
    • Reporting: In states where EPA is the stormwater permitting authority, a construction Notice of Intent (NOI) must be received by the NOI Center before EPA will authorize coverage under the Construction General Permit (CGP). In states that have been authorized to implement the stormwater program, you must file an application with your state authorities to apply for an individual permit or for coverage under a statewide general permit.
  • Construction & Demolition Materials: Construction and demolition (C&D) materials consist of the debris generated during the construction, renovation, and demolition of buildings. C&D materials often contain bulky, heavy materials, such as concrete, wood, metals, glass, and salvaged building components. EPA provides comprehensive information on reducing and managing C&D materials. In most cases C&D debris is nonhazardous and is regulated by states and local governments rather than by EPA.
  • Vermiculite Attic Insulation (PDF) (2 pp, 607K, About PDF): Removing or disturbing insulation may expose you or your workers to asbestos fibers.
  • Refrigerants and air-conditioning equipment : Refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment that is typically dismantled on-site before disposal (e.g., retail food refrigeration, central residential air conditioning, chillers, and industrial process refrigeration) has to have the refrigerant recovered in accordance with EPA's requirements for servicing prior to their disposal.

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Refrigeration / Air Conditioning

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Septic (Onsite Systems)

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