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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration
Agency 30. Department Of General Services
Chapter 20. Survey Standards for the Inspection of Hospitals for the Presence of Asbestos
10/25/2021

1VAC30-20-70. Bulk sample analysis.

A. Samples shall be analyzed by polarizing light microscopy using the EPA Interim Method for the Determination of Asbestos in Bulk Insulation Samples (EPA-600/M4-82-020).

B. The inspector shall submit bulk samples for analysis to a laboratory that successfully participates in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NITS) or an approved equivalent Quality Assurance Program, and have certification or accreditation by the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

C. Sample submissions; laboratory analyst.

Each analyst must have successfully completed a course in basic asbestos analysis, similar to that offered by Walter C. McCrone Associates of Chicago, Illinois. In addition, each analyst must have six months of on-the-job training with an analyst found acceptable through the NITS Quality Assurance Program/National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), or an approved equivalent.

Statutory Authority

§§ 2.1-424 and 2.1-526.14 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR330-01-02 § 7, eff. January 20, 1989.

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