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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 16. Labor and Employment
Agency 25. Safety and Health Codes Board
Chapter 20. Regulation Concerning Licensed Asbestos Contractor Notification, Asbestos Project Permits, and Permit Fees
6/3/2020

16VAC25-20-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Activity" means from the set-up of negative air containment through the breakdown of that containment. Work within a single structure or building shall be considered as one "activity" so long as such work is not interrupted except for weekends, holidays, or delays due to inclement weather. Where containment is not required, all work within single structure or building shall be considered as one "activity."

"Asbestos" means any material containing more than 1.0% asbestos by area as determined by microscopy.

"Asbestos contractor's license" means an authorization issued by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation permitting a person to enter into contracts to perform an asbestos abatement project.

"Asbestos project" means an activity involving job set-up for containment, removal, encapsulation, enclosure, encasement, renovation, repair, construction or alteration of an asbestos-containing material. An asbestos project or asbestos abatement project shall not include nonfriable asbestos-containing roofing, flooring and siding material that when installed, encapsulated or removed does not become friable.

"Asbestos supervisor" means any person so designated by an asbestos contractor who provides on-site supervision and direction to the workers engaged in asbestos projects.

"Building" means a combination of any materials, whether portable or fixed including part or parts and fixed equipment of them, that forms a structure for use or occupancy by persons or property.

"Construction" means all the on-site work done in building or altering structures from land clearance through completion, including excavation, erection, and the assembly and installation of components and equipment.

"Department" means the Department of Labor and Industry.

"Friable" means that the material when dry, may be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure and includes previously nonfriable material after such previously nonfriable material becomes damaged to the extent that when dry it may be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure.

"Person" means a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, firm, enterprise, franchise, association, or any other individual or entity.

"Residential buildings" means site-built homes, modular homes, condominium units, mobile homes, manufactured housing, and duplexes, or other multi-unit dwelling consisting of four units or less which are currently in use or intended for use only for residential purposes. Demolitions of any of the above structures that are to be replaced by other than a residential building shall not fall within this definition.

"RFS contractor's license" means an authorization issued by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation permitting a person to enter into contracts to install, remove or encapsulate nonfriable asbestos-containing roofing, flooring, and siding materials.

"Site" means a specific geographically contiguous area with defined limits owned by a single entity on which asbestos removal will occur.

"Structure" means an assembly of materials, or part or parts of them, forming a construction.

Statutory Authority

§§ 40.1-22 and 40.1-51.20 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR425-01-74 § 1, eff. April 1, 1991; amended, Volume 09, Issue 01, eff. November 15, 1992; Volume 09, Issue 22, eff. September 1, 1993; Volume 25, Issue 08, eff. February 1, 2009.

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