Category Archives: Asbestos

The revised EPA Purple Book is now available

We are pleased to announce the availability of the most up-to-date document on asbestos management in our industry… From The Environmental Information Association, Inc. (EIA): Managing Asbestos in Buildings: A Guide for Owners and Managers A Revision to the United … Continue reading

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Asbestos-Not banned in the U.S.

Many people think that asbestos is banned in the U.S., unfortunately that is not true.

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Vermiculite-Update

Updated NYS Guidance as of July 2013. Vermiculite Interim Guidance 7.9.13 Here is an article I wrote that appears in the October edition of the AGC’s Cornerstone Vermiculite-A Brief Discussion Vermiculite is a naturally-occurring mineral composed of shiny flakes, resembling … Continue reading

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Vermiculite – A Brief Discussion

Please enjoy our video overview in regards to Vermiculite. In addition, we have compiled information to provide a broader view of the Vermiculite issue here: Vermiculite-A Brief Discussion

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Canada No Longer to Block Chrysotile at the Rotterdam Convention

Apparently Canada has changed their long standing position and will no longer block  Chrysotile from being considered a hazardous substance at the Rotterdam Convention. This is a step in the right direction, however there are still other countries, namely Russia, … Continue reading

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NYS Senate Approves Bill to Offer Asbestos Removal Tax Credit

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S6524A) that will provide an asbestos removal tax credit to encourage the cleanup of old and unsafe properties. See the press release here: http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/senate-approves-grisanti-bill-offer-asbestos-removal-tax-credit The New York State Assembly version, which has yet … Continue reading

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Vermiculite NYS DOH Guidance 6/22/12 (Updated 8/27/12)

In short, the state re-iterated that loose fill Vermiculite must be handled as ACM. Additionally, the DOH is now stating that other materials containing Vermiculite, may be tested as per the PLM method so long as they contain less than … Continue reading

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