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Main Title AHERA clearance at twenty abatement sites /
Author Kominsky, J. R. ; Freyberg, R. W. ; Brownlee, J. A. ; Gerber, D. R. ;
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Author Title of a Work
Kominsky, John R.
CORP Author IT Environmental Programs, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. ;New Jersey State Dept. of Health, Trenton.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; N.T.I.S. [distributor],
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/2-91/028; PB91-217398; EPA-68-03-4006; EPA-68-C0-0016
Stock Number PB91-217398
OCLC Number 38866616
Subjects Asbestos in building--New Jersey ; Asbestos abatement--New Jersey ; Schools--Environmental aspects--New Jersey
Additional Subjects United States--Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 ; Air pollution abatement ; Indoor air pollution ; School buildings ; Air pollution monitoring ; New Jersey ; Construction materials ; Site surveys ; Concentration(Composition) ; Risk assessment ; Graphs(Charts)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 600-2-91-028 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/23/2011
NTIS  PB91-217398 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
A study was conducted during the summer of 1988 to document Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) clearance air-sampling practices and clearance concentrations of airborne asbestos at 20 asbestos-abatement sites in New Jersey. Each abatement took place in a school building and involved removal of surfacing material, thermal system insulation, or suspended ceiling tiles. The study shows that AHERA sampling and analytical requirements and recommendations are not completely understood and followed by consultants conducting clearance air monitoring. AHERA clearance discrepancies exist between sample analyses reported by consultants representing the building owners and those reported independently by the New Jersey Department of Health/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The study further suggests that the choice of a clearance reference point may determine whether a site is considered acceptable for occupancy.
"July 1991." Includes bibliographical references (p. 32). "EPA/600/2-91/028." "PB91-217398." Funded by the Environmental Protection Agency. Photocopy.