Would surfacing ACBM on the ceilings of two classrooms on two separate floors be viewed as contiguous areas?
No. Even if one classroom was directly beneath the other classroom, these would not be contiguous areas under the rule. Each floor would normally have its own containment barrier. Q: Can someone collect more than five samples inside the abatement site and pick the best of the results for the clearance test? A: No. An equal number of samples should be taken inside and outside the abatement site for clearance. The minimum number is five inside and five outside. The rule does not prohibit the collection of more than five samples inside and an equal number outside; however, collection of a higher number inside and then selecting only five of these values is not appropriate. Q: When removing vinyl asbestos floor tiles, do I need to use an AHERA accredited project designer and supervisor/workers? A: In July 1992, EPA published a policy clarification which described the circumstances under which the removal of vinyl asbestos tiles (VAT) would be considered a response action under AHERA theref