Asbestos Abatement

Our CAL-OSHA Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC) performs asbestos inspections pursuant to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). We also prepare asbestos design/construction abatement specifications and perform air clearance sampling.

Asbestos can be found in commercial, industrial, residential and institutional buildings. Materials containing asbestos include floor coverings, pipe insulation, joint compound, sprayed-on fire proofing and acoustical applications. Asbestos is a known carcinogen with no documented safe level of exposure. As a result, a suite of complex asbestos regulations have been implemented in the interest of public safety.

The general public typically encounters requirements under the NESHAP regulations whereby building owners must conduct asbestos surveys prior to demolition or renovation activities. Although not required in non-school buildings, many building owners also choose to conduct air sampling following asbestos abatement to ensure the asbestos-containing materials were removed correctly, as well as to limit their liability. ENPLAN interprets the complex asbestos regulations to help our clients remain in compliance, and limit short and long term liabilities.

AHERA requires all public and non-profit private K-12 schools to perform asbestos inspections, develop subsequent management plans (if asbestos is present), perform air sampling following asbestos abatement, and complete periodic re-inspections of the asbestos containing materials. ENPLAN staff are fully trained and certified in accordance with the curriculum established by AHERA.