Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
12/4/2021

Part VIII. Standards of Practice and Conduct for Asbestos Project Monitors

18VAC15-20-455. Duties and functions.

The duties and functions of a project monitor include, but are not limited to, observing and monitoring the activities of an asbestos abatement contractor on asbestos projects to determine that proper work practices are used and compliance with all asbestos laws and regulations is maintained, collecting environmental air samples during the asbestos project, performing visual inspections of the work area and granting final clearance upon completion of the asbestos project.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 6, eff. January 2, 2002.

18VAC15-20-455.1. Abatement projects that require a project monitor.

A project monitor is required on:

1. Asbestos projects performed in buildings that are occupied or intended to be occupied upon completion of the asbestos project exceeding 260 linear feet or 160 square feet or 35 cubic feet of asbestos-containing material; or

2. Whenever the building or property owner deems it necessary to monitor asbestos projects.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 6, eff. January 2, 2002.

18VAC15-20-456. Responsibilities.

A. Asbestos project monitors shall conduct inspections of the contractor's work practices and inspections of the containment.

B. Asbestos project monitors shall be present on the job site each day response actions are being conducted or in accordance with the owner-approved contractual agreement with the project monitor, shall perform the duties and functions established in 18VAC15-20-455, and shall maintain a daily log of all work performed. The daily log shall include inspection reports, air sampling data, type of work performed by the contractor, problems encountered and corrective action taken.

C. Asbestos project monitors shall take final air samples on all abatement projects, except for abatement projects in residential buildings.

D. The asbestos project monitor shall include, prior to reoccupancy, the air sample report on the employing asbestos analytical laboratory's letterhead in the final clearance report. Such report shall include the licensed asbestos project monitor's signature.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 6, eff. January 2, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 3, eff. December 1, 2006; Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. September 1, 2019.

18VAC15-20-456.1. Onsite analysis by project monitors.

Project monitors who analyze PCM air samples on site shall (i) be employed by a licensed asbestos analytical laboratory, (ii) have completed the NIOSH 582 or NIOSH 582 Equivalency Course, and (iii) satisfy one of the following:

1. The project monitor is listed in the AAR and rated "acceptable" for the most recent AAT round;

2. The licensed asbestos analytical laboratory employing the project monitor is rated as "proficient" in the IHPAT Program and maintains training and quality control documentation necessary to demonstrate competency in performing onsite analysis; or

3. The licensed asbestos analytical laboratory employing the project monitor is accredited under the IHLAP, remains in compliance with accreditation requirements, and maintains training and quality control documentation necessary to demonstrate competency in performing onsite analysis.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. September 1, 2019.

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