WSR 03-12-050

PERMANENT RULES

PUGET SOUND

CLEAN AIR AGENCY

[ Filed May 30, 2003, 12:25 p.m. , effective September 1, 2003 ]

Date of Adoption: May 22, 2003.

Purpose: To adjust the asbestos program fees to cover the cost of the program.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending Regulation III, Section 4.03.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.94 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-08-095 on April 2, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: September 1, 2003.

May 28, 2003

James Nolan

Director - Compliance

AMENDATORY SECTION


REGULATION III SECTION 4.03 ASBESTOS NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS


(a) General Requirements

It shall be unlawful for any person to cause or allow any work on an asbestos project or demolition unless a complete notification, including the required fee and any additional information requested by the Control Officer, has been submitted to the Agency on approved forms, in accordance with the advance notification period requirements contained in Section 4.03(d) of this Regulation.

(1) The duration of an asbestos project shall be commensurate with the amount of work involved.

(2) Notification is not required for asbestos projects involving less than 10 linear feet of friable, asbestos-containing material on pipes or 48 square feet of friable, asbestos-containing material on other components (per structure, building, or vessel, per calendar year).

(3) Notification is not required for removal and disposal of nonfriable, asbestos-containing material.

(4) Notification is required for all demolitions involving structures with a projected roof area greater than 120 square feet, even if no asbestos-containing material is present.

(5) The written notification shall be accompanied by the appropriate nonrefundable fee as set forth in Section 4.03(d) of this Regulation unless prior arrangements for payment have been made with the Agency.

(6) A copy of the notification, all amendments to the notification, and the asbestos survey shall be available for inspection at all times at the asbestos project or demolition site.

(7) A property owner may file notification for multiple asbestos projects or demolitions on one form if all the following criteria are met:

(A) The work will be performed continuously by the same contractor; and

(B) A work plan is submitted that includes: a map of the structures involved in the project including the site address for each structure; the amount and type of friable, asbestos-containing material in each structure; and the schedule for performing asbestos project and demolition work. For projects where a detailed work schedule cannot be provided, the asbestos contractor and/or the demolition contractor shall participate in the Agency's work schedule fax program and will continue to participate in the program throughout the duration of the project.

(8) Annual Notification

A property owner may file one annual notification for asbestos projects to be conducted on one or more structures, vessels, or buildings during each calendar year if all of the following conditions are met:

(A) The annual notification shall be filed with the Agency before commencing work on any asbestos project included in an annual notification;

(B) The total amount of asbestos-containing material for all asbestos projects from each structure, vessel, or building in a calendar year under this section is less than 260 linear feet on pipes or less than 160 square feet on other components; and

(C) The property owner submits quarterly written reports to the Control Officer on Agency-approved forms within 15 days after the end of each calendar quarter.

(b) Amendments

(1) Mandatory Amendments

An amendment shall be submitted to the Control Officer for the following changes in a notification and shall be accompanied by the appropriate nonrefundable fee as set forth in Section 4.03(d) of this Regulation unless prior arrangements for payment have been made with the Agency:

(A) Increases in the project type or job size category that increase the fee;

(B) Changes in the type of friable, asbestos-containing material that will be removed; or

(C) Changes in the start date, completion date, or work schedule, including hours of work. Asbestos contractors or property owners participating in the Agency work schedule fax program are not required to submit amendments for work schedule changes occurring between the start and completion dates.

(2) Optional Amendments

(A) An amendment may be submitted to the Control Officer for any other change in a notification and shall be accompanied by the appropriate nonrefundable fee as set forth in Section 4.03(d) of this Regulation unless prior arrangements for payment have been made with the Agency.

(B) Contractors and property owners participating in the Agency work schedule fax program may, within 45 days after the last completion date on record, submit an amendment to the Control Officer for the removal of additional, friable, asbestos-containing material not identified during the asbestos survey. If more than 45 days have lapsed since the last completion date on record, the requirements of Section 4.03(a), including notification periods and fees, shall apply.

(c) Emergencies

The Control Officer may waive the advance notification period, if the property owner submits a written request that demonstrates to the Control Officer that an asbestos project or demolition must be conducted immediately because of any of the following:

(1) There was a sudden, unexpected event that resulted in a public health or safety hazard;

(2) The project must proceed immediately to protect equipment, ensure continuous vital utilities, or minimize property damage;

(3) Asbestos-containing materials were encountered that were not identified during the asbestos survey; or

(4) The project must proceed to avoid imposing an unreasonable burden.

(d) Notification Period and Fees


Project Notification

Period

Non-Refundable

Fee

Demolition

Surcharge**

Single-Family Residence

Asbestos Project*

Demolition (with or without asbestos project)

prior notice

10 days

$25

$50

All Other Demolitions

(without asbestos project)

10 days

$200

All Other Asbestos Projects

10 - 259 linear ft* and/or

48 - 159 square ft

prior notice (asbestos only)

10 days (demolition)

(($150)) $100

(($50)) $100

260 - 999 linear ft and/or

160 - 4,999 square ft

10 days

(($300)) $200

$100

1,000+ ((- 9,999)) linear ft and/or

5,000+ ((- 49,999)) square ft

10 days

$750

$250

((10,000+ linear ft and/or

50,000+ square ft

10 days

$2,000

$1,000))

Emergency - 4.03(c)***

prior notice

twice the

applicable fees

Amendment - 4.03(b) prior notice $25
Annual Notice - 4.03(a)(8) prior notice ((no fee)) $1,500

*Contractors participating in the Agency work schedule fax program are not required to file a Notice of Intent for asbestos removals in this project category and no fee will be assessed.

**Additional fee for demolitions. All demolitions require a Notice of Intent and a 10-day notification period unless waived per Section 4.03(c).

***The 10-day notification period may be waived per Section 4.03(c) and with payment of twice the applicable fees. Single-family residences are exempt from the emergency fee; however, property owners must still provide a written request per Section 4.03(c).


The Control Officer may waive the asbestos project fee and notification period, by written authorization, for disposal of unused and intact or abandoned (without the knowledge or consent of the property owner) friable, asbestos-containing material.

(((e) Repeal of Fees

The repeal of fees for alternate means of compliance requests and annual notifications as formerly set forth in Section 4.03(d) of these regulations shall be applied retroactively and take effect as of March 9, 2000.))

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