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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Guidelines for catastrophic emergency situations involving asbestos.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Stationary Source Compliance Div.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Stationary Source Compliance Division,|
|Subjects||Asbestos--United States--Safety measures. ; Asbestos abatement--United States--Safety measures. ; Emergency management--United States. ; Asbestos abatement--Safety measures. ; Asbestos--Safety measures.|
|Additional Subjects||Asbestos ; Emergency planning ; Buildings ; Environmental management ; Guidelines ; Case studies ; New York ; California ; South Carolina ; Earthquakes ; Hurricanes ; Listings ; Waste disposal ; Materials handling ; US EPA ; State government ; Regional analysis ; Cleanup operations ; Gramercy Park ; Hurricane Hugo ; San Francisco(California)|
|Collation||61 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
These guidelines are intended to assist Regional, state, and local agencies in managing potential asbestos hazards resulting from a catastrophic accident or disaster. The guidelines may be used as a reference for advanced planning or, once the emergency presents itself, to help ensure that, to the extent feasible and compatible with other emergency measures, all appropriate steps are taken to safely handle and dispose of all asbestos, while avoiding unnecessary exposures to asbestos. The guidelines provide information that may be helpful to EPA Regional offices and delegated NESHAP agencies that must respond to emergencies involving asbestos. The guidelines review the experiences of EPA Regional and state enforcement agencies in dealing with asbestos during recent emergencies. Information is included on statutes and regulations that may be applicable in emergency situations, including the emergency provisions of the asbestos NESHAP. Lines of communication within EPA and between EPA and emergency management agencies are discussed. A list of contacts responsible at the state level for emergency and disaster activities is provided. Information is provided to help identify potential sources of asbestos releases, and factors are identified that should be considered in planning for the cleanup and disposal of asbestos.
"September 1991." "February 1992"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references (page 32). "EPA 340/I-92-010." Microfiche.