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Environmental Program Areas » Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint
At USAG-HI, many of our facilities have been surveyed/tested and found to contain Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint. Renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can release harmful fibers or dust into the air, where they can be inhaled, consequently posing serious health hazards to building occupants.

For these reasons, the USAG-HI asbestos and lead-based paint program oversees compliance with safe work practices involving renovation and demolition projects on the installation.

The goal of the program covers three key areas:
(1) Prevent exposure of building occupants to asbestos and lead-based paint hazards;
(2) Educate installation personnel on where asbestos and lead-based paint are likely to be located;
(3) Provide precautionary measures that must be taken not to disturb these two substances.



STEP 1: Contact your facility manager or S4 - Logistics Officers before beginning your project.
STEP 2: Submit a Facilities Engineer Work Request (FEWR). DA Form 4283. DPW will review the FEWR and provide notice to proceed as appropriate.
STEP 3: Depending on the project, a Record of Environmental Consideration (REC) may be necessary. IMPC-HI-PW Form 29A.
STEP 4: Pre-renovation or demolition asbestos & lead-based paint surveys may also be necessary.
STEP 5: A 10 days advanced notification to Hawaii Department Of Health (HDOH) must also be completed by the DPW Environmental Division for all demolition projects and some renovation projects involving asbestos.





EPA has identified the following asbestos product categories:

Asbestos-cement corrugated and flat sheet
Asbestos-cement shingle & siding
Ceiling tiles and lay-in panels
Spray-applied and blown-in insulation
Pipeline wrap
Roof coatings and felt
Asbestos-cement pipe
Flooring felt and backing
Vinyl & asphalt asbestos floor tile and sheet
Textured paints and coatings
Drywall and acoustical, decorative plaster
Commercial corrugated and specialty paper
Glues, mastics, spackling compounds, caulking, putties and other sealants
Disc brake pads, drum brake linings, brake blocks
Fireproofing Materials (fire doors, roll board, blankets, curtains)
Automatic transmission components
Electrical wiring
Clutch facings
High temperature gaskets
Wallboard and Millboard
Disclaimer:This list does not include every product/material that may contain asbestos. It is intended as a general guide to show which types of materials may contain asbestos. Consult with DPW Environmental before engaging in any demolition or renovation projects.



Lead-based paint is commonly found inside and outside our facilities on painted surfaces, road surface markings, construction products and demolition debris.

Some common materials containing lead-based paint:

Painted surfaces inside and outside our facilities
Walls, baseboards, shelves, cabinets
Pipes and plumbing fixtures
Stairs, railings and banisters
Porches and fences
Road surface markings
Solvent stripping waste
Demolition debris
Lead-glazed ceramics, china, leaded crystal, pewter
Bare soil in yards around houses with lead-based paint
Playground and exercise equipment
Children's jewelry and toys
Sandblast media
Dust from damaged paint
Windows and window sills
 
Disclaimer: This list does not include every product/material that may contain lead-based paint. It is intended as a general guide to show which types of materials may contain lead-based paint. Consult with your facility manager or S4 officer before engaging in any demolition or renovation projects.



For asbestos and lead-based paint there isn't a permit requirement, but there are notification obligations prior to initiating some renovation activities and for ALL demolition projects.

Per Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) regulations, USAG-HI must notify the Department at least ten working days prior to the start of ANY demolition projects, including demolition of facilities where no asbestos is present. The notification requirement also applies to some renovation projects that will disturb friable or Regulated Asbestos Containing Materials (RACM).

Notification requirements for projects involving lead-based paint is mostly for work conducted at child care facilities, schools and homes constructed prior to 1978.

To ensure all required surveys and notifications are completed, follow these steps prior to beginning any renovation or demolition projects.
STEP 1: Contact your facility manager or S4 - Logistics Officers before beginning your project.
STEP 2: Submit a Facilities Engineer Work Request (FEWR). DA Form 4283. DPW will review the FEWR and provide notice to proceed as appropriate.
STEP 3: Depending on the project, a Record of Environmental Consideration (REC) may be necessary. IMPC-HI-PW Form 29A.
STEP 4: Pre-renovation or demolition asbestos & lead-based paint surveys may also be necessary.
STEP 5: A 10 days advanced notification to Hawaii Department Of Health (HDOH) must also be completed by the DPW Environmental Division for all demolition projects and some renovation projects involving asbestos.



Asbestos and lead based paint are regulated by the HDOH, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). EPA regulates asbestos and lead based paint concerns to minimize building occupants’ exposure to contaminated dust derived from building materials. Whereas, OSHA regulations address concerns with worker safety during specific tasks dealing with asbestos or lead based paint.

• 29 CFR Part 1910.134, Use of Respirator
• 29 CFR Part 1910.1001, Asbestos, General Industry Standard
• 29 CFR Part 1926.1101 Construction Industry Standards

• 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
• 40 CFR Part 763, Asbestos (Subpart E, F, G), Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan

• AR 200-1 Chapter 9
• AR 420-1 Chapter 5

• HAR 11-501, Asbestos Requirements
• HAR 11-502, Asbestos Containing Materials in Schools
• HAR 11-503, Fees for Asbestos Removal and Certification
• HAR 11-504, Asbestos Abatement Certification Program

• 29 CFR Part 1910.1025, Lead, General Industry Standard
• 29 CFR Part 1926.62 Lead Exposure in Construction

• 40 CFR Part 745 Subpart L, Lead: Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Activities in Target Housing and Child -Occupied Facilities

• AR 200-1 Chapter 9
• AR 420-1 Chapter 5

• HAR 11-41, Lead-Based Paint Activities




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Asbestos and lead-based paint survey results and records can be found in the Environmental Library - Wheeler Army Airfield Building 105. Data and building locations where the presence of asbestos or lead-based paint materials has been identified is also documented on the DPW Geographic Information System (GIS).

http://schou01c2dpwpri/asbestos/

https://usaghi-gis.hi.pac.army.mil/ArmyDPWWebMap/


Because asbestos can be so hazardous, personnel working with or around asbestos must be trained/certified by an accredited agency. The level of training depends on the role, the class and type of asbestos work a person must perform.

Asbestos workers are broken into several disciplines. Persons in each discipline perform a different job function and distinct role. Each accredited discipline and training curriculum is separate from the others.

EPA requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools be certified by EPA and that they use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers to follow lead-safe work practices.

Individuals can become certified renovators by taking an eight-hour training course from an EPA-approved training provider.

Select "Training" from the tool bar menu to read more about asbestos and lead-based paint training required for all personnel who are involved in various type of asbestos and lead-based paint work.

Sources of information come from the EPA




Stop the work activity.
Do not allow others into the area.
Do not modify the suspected asbestos or lead-based paint containing material.
Do no clean up any debris that may include suspected asbestos or lead-based paint containing material.
Immediately alert your supervisor, facility manager, S4 Logistics Officer or DPW Environmental.

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