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WAC 296-65-003

Definitions.

Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this standard.
Approved. Approved by the department.
Asbestos. Includes chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite asbestos, anthophyllite asbestos, and actinolite asbestos, and any of these minerals that have been chemically treated and/or altered.
Asbestos abatement project. An asbestos project involving three square feet or three linear feet, or more, of asbestos containing material.
Asbestos fiber. Asbestos fiber as defined in WAC 296-62-07703 as "fiber."
Asbestos project. Includes the construction, demolition, repair, remodeling, maintenance or renovation of any public or private building or structure, mechanical piping equipment or system involving the demolition, removal, encapsulation, salvage, or disposal of material or outdoor activity releasing or likely to release asbestos fibers into the air.
Certificate. A certificate issued by the department that must include the name of person awarded the certificate, certificate number, the discipline for which certification was conferred, training and examination dates, the course provider's name and address, and the course provider's telephone number, expiration date, and a statement that the person receiving the certificate has completed the training for asbestos accreditation under TSCA Title II.
Certified asbestos contractor. Any partnership, firm, association, corporation or sole proprietorship, registered under chapter 18.27 RCW, that submits a bid, or contracts to remove or encapsulate asbestos for another and is certified by the department to remove or encapsulate asbestos.
Certified asbestos supervisor. An individual who is certified by the department under WAC 296-65-012.
Certified asbestos worker. An individual certified by the department under WAC 296-65-010.
Demolition. The activity of razing a structure which includes the wrecking, removal, or dismantling of any load-supporting structural member of any facility including any related handling operations.
Department. The department of labor and industries.
Director. The director of the department of labor and industries or the director's designee.
Emergency project. A project that was not planned but results from a sudden, unexpected event and does not include operations that are necessitated by nonroutine failures of equipment or systems.
Encapsulation. The application of an encapsulant to asbestos containing materials to control the release of asbestos fibers into the air. The encapsulation process either creates a membrane over the surface (bridging encapsulant) or penetrates the material and binds its components together (penetrating encapsulant).
EPA MAP. The environmental protection agency model accreditation plan for asbestos requirements in 40 C.F.R. Part 763.
HEPA filtration. High-efficiency particulate air filtration found in respirators and vacuum systems capable of filtering 0.3 micron particles with 99.97% efficiency.
Intact. That the asbestos containing material has not crumbled, been pulverized, or otherwise deteriorated so that it is no longer likely to be bound with its matrix.
NESHAP. The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants.
Owner. The person who owns any public or private building, structure, facility, or mechanical system, or the remnants thereof, or the agent of such person, but does not include individuals who work on asbestos projects in their own single-family residences, no part of which is used for commercial purposes.
Person. Any individual, partnership, firm, association, corporation, sole proprietorship, or the state of Washington or its political subdivisions.
Revocation. A permanent withdrawal of a certification issued by the department.
Suspension. A temporary withdrawal of a certification issued by the department. No suspension must be less than six months or longer than one year.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 17-18-075, § 296-65-003, filed 9/5/17, effective 10/6/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, [49.17].050, and 49.26.130. WSR 00-06-075, § 296-65-003, filed 3/1/00, effective 4/10/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.26.040 and 49.26.130. WSR 99-17-026, § 296-65-003, filed 8/10/99, effective 11/10/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-05-056, § 296-65-003, filed 2/16/96, effective 4/1/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 89-21-018 (Order 89-10), § 296-65-003, filed 10/10/89, effective 11/24/89; WSR 87-24-051 (Order 87-24), § 296-65-003, filed 11/30/87. Statutory Authority: SSB 4209, 1985 c 387. WSR 85-21-080 (Order 85-30), § 296-65-003, filed 10/22/85.]
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