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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 15. Virginia Board For Asbestos, Lead, And Home Inspectors
Chapter 20. Virginia Asbestos Licensing Regulations
11/30/2021

18VAC15-20-800. Asbestos management planner training.

Asbestos management planners shall complete an accredited asbestos inspector training program as provided in 18VAC15-20-770 and a two-day accredited asbestos management planner training program. The two-day (16 hours) accredited asbestos training program shall include lectures, demonstrations, program review, and a written examination. The accredited asbestos management planner training program shall address the following topics:

1. Training program overview.

a. The role of the management planner.

b. Operations and maintenance programs.

c. Setting work priorities; protection of building occupants.

2. Evaluation/interpretation of survey results.

a. Review of TSCA Title II requirements for inspection and management plans as given in section 203(i)(1) of TSCA Title II.

b. Summarized field data and laboratory results; comparison between field inspector's data sheet with laboratory results and site survey.

3. Hazard assessment.

a. Amplification of the difference between physical assessment and hazard assessment.

b. The role of the management planner in hazard assessment.

c. Explanation of significant damage, damage, potential damage, and potential significant damage and use of a description (or decision tree) code for assessment of ACM; assessment of friable ACM.

d. Relationship of accessibility, vibration sources, use of adjoining space, air plenums and other factors to hazard assessment.

4. Legal implications.

a. Liability; insurance issues specific to management planners.

b. Liabilities associated with interim control measures, in-house maintenance, repair, and removal.

c. Use of results from previous inspections.

5. Evaluation and selection of control options.

a. Overview of encapsulation, enclosure, interim operations and maintenance, and removal; advantages and disadvantages of each method.

b. Response actions described via a decision tree or other appropriate method; work practices for each response action.

c. Staging and prioritizing of work in both vacant and occupied buildings.

d. The need for containment barriers and decontamination in response actions.

6. Role of other professionals.

a. Use of industrial hygienists, engineers and architects in developing technical specifications for response actions.

b. Any requirements that may exist for an architect to sign-off on plans.

c. Team approach to designing of high-quality job specifications.

7. Developing an operations and maintenance (O&M) plan.

a. Purpose of the plan.

b. Discussion of applicable EPA guidance documents.

c. What actions should be taken by custodial staff: proper cleaning procedures; steam cleaning and high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuuming.

d. Reducing disturbance of ACM.

e. Scheduling O&M for off-hours; rescheduling or canceling renovation in areas with ACM.

f. Boiler room maintenance.

g. Disposal of ACM.

h. In-house procedures for ACM: bridging and penetrating encapsulants, pipe fittings, metal sleeves, poly vinyl chloride (PVC), canvas, and wet wraps; muslin with straps; fiber mesh cloth; mineral wool, and insulating cement.

i. Discussion of employee protection programs and staff training.

j. Case study in developing an O&M plan (development, implementation process, and problems that have been experienced).

8. Recordkeeping for the management planner.

a. Use of field inspector's data sheet along with laboratory results.

b. On-going recordkeeping as a means to track asbestos disturbance.

c. Procedures for recordkeeping.

9. Assembling and submitting the management plan.

a. Plan requirements in TSCA Title II section 203(I)(1).

b. The management plan as a planning tool.

10. Financing abatement actions.

a. Economic analysis and cost estimates.

b. Development of cost estimates.

c. Present costs of abatement versus future operations and maintenance costs.

d. Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Act grants and loans.

11. A review of key aspects of the accredited asbestos training program.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR137-01-02 § 16.11, eff. September 1, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 6, eff. January 2, 2002.

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