Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Guidelines for conducting the AHERA TEM clearance test to determine completion of an asbestos abatement project : final report /
Author Chesson, J. ; Leczynski, B. ; Berner, T. ; Hudson, T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Chesson, Jean.
CORP Author Chesson Consulting, Washington, DC. ;Battelle, Arlington, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher The Agency,
Year Published 1989
Report Number Contract no. 68-02-4294; EPA 560/5-89-001; EPA-68-02-4294
Stock Number PB90-171778
OCLC Number 22854577
Subjects Asbestos--Law and legislation--United States ; Asbestos--Testing ; Transmission electron microscopes
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; School buildings ; Air pollution abatement ; Chemical analysis ; Guidelines ; Site surveys ; Concentration(Composition) ; Barriers ; Forms(Paper) ; Indoor air pollution ; Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 ; Air pollution detection ; Air pollution sampling ; Transmission electron microscopy ; Pollution regulations ; Occupational safety and health ; Screening ; Working conditions ; Z test ; Clearances
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-5-89-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/22/2011
EJED NPCD EPA 560-5-89-001 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 08/10/2001
EJED  EPA 560-5-89-001 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 08/10/2001
ELBD RPS EPA 560-5-89-001 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/12/2017
NTIS  PB90-171778 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 24 pages
Asbestos abatement carried out in schools is subject to regulations under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA). The AHERA rule (40 CFR Part 763) includes procedures for determining when an asbestos abatement site is sufficiently clean for the containment barriers to be removed. After the abatement site has been subject to a thorough visual inspection, air samples are collected. In most cases, the samples must be analyzed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The document provides guidance for conducting the TEM clearance test with emphasis on interpretation of the results. The three components of the test, the Initial Screening Test, the Blank Contamination Test, and the Z-test, are described and illustrated with numerical examples.
Jean Chesson--p.iii. May 1989. "EPA 560/5-89-001." "Contract no. 68-02-4294." "Battelle." Includes bibliographical references.