ASBESTOS

The staff at AirQuest has an average of over ten years experience conducting asbestos surveys and the management of abatement projects.

All asbestos personnel are certified under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title II/Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA).

AirQuest personnel have conducted hundreds of surveys and designed and managed numerous abatement projects ranging from residences to historic buildings, to hospitals and large industrial complexes.

1. Asbestos Surveys

AirQuest inspectors have extensive experience in performing asbestos surveys for property transactions so that the financial liability associated with managing and removing the asbestos containing material (ACM) can be considered in the valuation of the property.

Prior to renovation and demolition activities, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) regulation requires that all building materials that will be impacted first be surveyed to identify all ACM. AirQuest Project Managers then work with the owner, architect and contractor to remove the ACM at competitive rates or to alter the renovation plans and manage any remaining ACM in-place.

Finally, surveys for ACM may be performed to comply with Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. All workers must be informed of ACM or PACM (presumed asbestos containing material) to insure that workers do not disturb the materials, creating potential exposure.

2. Asbestos Abatement

Once the decision has been made to remove ACM, AirQuest can manage the cost-effective removal process through the use of subcontractors with whom AirQuest has competitive rates and long-standing relationships. AirQuest manages the project from the project design, submission of the ten-day notification to State and local EPA representatives, subcontracting and management of removal activities, clearance procedures, and compilation of a post-abatement report. The post abatement report includes a daily journal of abatement activities, daily and clearance air monitoring results and waste disposal manifests. All procedures and documentation are designed to meet the requirements of Federal, state and local regulatory agencies.