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§2343.  Definitions

As used in this Chapter:

(1)  "Abatement" means maintenance and repair, encapsulation, enclosure, or removal of friable asbestos-containing materials in school buildings.  

(2)  "Asbestos" means the asbestiform varieties of: chyrsotile (serpentine); crocidolite (riebeckite); amosite (cummingtonite-grunerite); anthophyllite; tremolite; and actinolite.  

(3)  "Asbestos-containing material" means any material which contains more than one percent asbestos by weight.  

(4)  "Department" means the Department of Environmental Quality.

(5)  "Encapsulation" means coating, binding, or resurfacing asbestos-containing materials with a sealant to prevent the release of asbestos fibers.

(6)  "Friable material" means any material applied onto ceilings, walls, structural members, piping, ductwork, or any other part of a building structure which, when dry, may be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure.  

(7)  "Enclosure" means the erection of airtight and impact-resistant barriers to prevent the release of asbestos fibers into the air circulating in a building.  

(8)  "Removal" means the removal or stripping of friable asbestos-containing materials in a building.  

(9)  "Repair" means patching or other work on asbestos-containing materials to eliminate damaged conditions that make fiber release more likely.  

(10)  "School" means any public or private day or residential school that provides elementary, secondary, college, or post graduate education as determined under state law, or any school of any agency of the United States.  

(11)  "School building" means:

(a)  Structures used for instruction, including classrooms, laboratories, libraries, research facilities, and administrative facilities.  

(b)  School eating facilities and kitchens.  

(c)  Gymnasiums or other facilities used for athletic or recreational activities, or for courses in physical education.  

(d)  Dormitories or other living areas or residential schools.  

(e)  Maintenance, storage, or utility facilities essential to the operation of the facilities described in this Paragraph.  

Acts 1985, No. 394, §1, eff. July 10, 1985.  

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