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Interpretation of AHERA Sampling (40 CFR 763.86) On a Construction Site

Interpretation of AHERA Sampling (40 CFR 763.86) On a Construction Site Question: Under 763.86 (c), we determined that the standard for bulk sampling of miscellaneous materials was to collect 3 samples per homogeneous area (“in a manner sufficient to determine whether material is ACM or not…”) and that an accredited inspector shall collect these bulk […]

A question on who may collect samples of suspect ACM on a utility worksite

Question: In the power utility business, we have line, station apparatus, and construction personnel that may be called out to inspect equipment or conduct emergency trouble work/investigations associated with an equipment failure or fault. These employees regularly encounter underground electrical cable encased in conduit (i.e., inspecting/evaluating electrical faults or responding to customer/contractor dig-ins, etc.). On […]

What does AHERA stand for? Meaning & Definition

What Does AHERA Stand For

AHERA stands for “Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act”. What is the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act? The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and its regulations call for public school districts and non-profit schools as well as charter schools and those associated with religious institutions to: Inspect their schools for asbestos-containing building materials Prepare a […]