The MAP does not explicitly mandate written design plans for covered response actions in a school or public and commercial building. However, EPA strongly recommends preparation of a written design plan before undertaking a response action.
Persons who collect asbestos bulk samples for the purpose of using those samples to determine the presence or location of asbestos containing building materials (ACBM) or to determine the condition of ACBM must be accredited as inspectors.
40 CFR part 763, subpart E, Appendix C, Unit I.B.1. of the Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan permits accredited contractor/supervisors to “perform in the role of a worker without possessing separate accreditation as a worker.”
Accredited workers and contractor/supervisors are not accredited to perform inspections and must obtain separate inspector accreditation in order to collect bulk samples in order to determine the presence or location of asbestos-containing building materia
Under 40 CFR part 763, subpart E, Appendix C, Unit III , “[c]ourses that have been approved by a State with an accreditation program at least as stringent as this MAP are approved under [AHERA] for that particular State
If a removal action involves nonfriable materials and the work methods used in removal of the nonfriable material will not cause it to become friable by the material crumbling, becoming pulverized or to be reduced to powder by hand pressure
The Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP) accreditation requirements applicable to schools and public and commercial buildings do not apply to any abatement activity involving non-friable asbestos-containing materials.
The MAP stipulates that a person must be accredited as a project designer to design any of the following activities with respect to friable asbestos-containing building material (ACBM) in a school or public and commercial building
To become a properly trained and accredited asbestos professional you will need to seek training from a training provider that offers courses approved by the EPA or a state to conduct asbestos training pursuant to the Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan.
40 CFR part 763, subpart E, Appendix C, Unit I.B of the Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP) requires that all instructors be approved before they present material in a classroom for the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) accreditation
Individuals or groups wishing to sponsor training courses for disciplines required to be accredited under section 206(b)(1)(A) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) may apply for approval from states that have accreditation program requirements that a
An EPA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) accredited training course must be taught by EPA/state approved instructors and only those approved instructors may issue AHERA approved training course certificates.