3745-20-02 Standards for demolition and renovation, facility inspection, and determination of applicability.

(A) Notwithstanding any other exclusion of this rule, and to determine which requirements of this rule and of rules 3745-20-03 and 3745-20-04 of the Administrative Code apply, each owner or operator of any demolition or renovation operation shall have the affected facility or part of the facility where a demolition or renovation operation will occur thoroughly inspected by a certified asbestos hazard evaluation specialist, in accordance with paragraph (C) of rule 3701-34-02 of the Administrative Code prior to the commencement of the demolition or renovation for the presence of asbestos, including category I and category II nonfriable asbestos-containing material.

Note: Inspections pursuant to paragraph (A) of this rule are subject to the Ohio department of health regulations under paragraph (C) of rule 3701-34-02 of the Administrative Code which states in part that no person shall identify, detect, or assess asbestos containing materials,[or] determine appropriate response actions unless he or she is certified as an asbestos hazard evaluation specialist by the director of the Ohio department of health in accordance with Chapter 3710. of the Revised Code.

(B) The requirements of rules 3745-20-03 , 3745-20-04 , and 3745-20-05 of the Administrative Code apply to each owner or operator of a demolition or renovation operation as follows:

(1) If the combined amount of regulated asbestos-containing material is at least two hundred sixty linear feet on pipes or at least one hundred sixty square feet on other facility components, or at least thirty-five cubic feet off facility components where the length or area could not be measured previously in a facility being demolished, all the requirements of rules 3745-20-03 , 3745-20-04 , and 3745-20-05 of the Administrative Code apply, except as provided in paragraph (B)(3) of this rule.

(2) If the combined amount of regulated asbestos-containing material is less than two hundred sixty linear feet on pipes and less than one hundred sixty square feet on other facility components, and less than thirty-five cubic feet off facility components where the length or area could not be measured previously or if there is no asbestos-containing material in a facility being demolished, only the notification requirements of paragraphs (A)(1), (A)(2), (A)(3)(a), and (A)(3)(d)(i) to (A)(3)(d)(iii), and (A)(4)(a) to (A)(4)(h), (A)(4)(m) and (A)(4)(n), and (D)(1) to (D)(3), and (E) of rule 3745-20-03 of the Administrative Code apply.

(3) If the operation is an emergency demolition, the requirements of paragraphs (A)(1), (A)(2), (A)(3)(c), (A)(4) {except (A)(4)(i)}, (B), and (C) of rule 3745-20-03 , and paragraphs (A)(4) to (A)(7), (B) and (D) of rule 3745-20-04 , and rule 3745-20-05 of the Administrative Code apply.

(4) In a facility being renovated, including any individual nonscheduled renovation operation, all the requirements of rules 3745-20-03 , 3745-20-04 and 3745-20-05 of the Administrative Code apply if the combined amount of regulated asbestos-containing material to be stripped, removed, dislodged, cut, drilled, or similarly disturbed is at least two hundred sixty linear feet on pipes or at least one hundred sixty square feet on other facility components, or at least thirty-five cubic feet off facility components where the length or area could not be measured previously.

(a) Paragraph (B)(4) of this rule applies to planned renovation operations involving a series of individual nonscheduled operations, that individually are exempt from this chapter, if the combined amount of regulated asbestos-containing material to be removed or striped during a calendar year, January first through December thirty-first, exceeds two hundred sixty linear feet on pipes or at least one hundred sixty square feet on other facility components or thirty-five cubic feet off facility components.

(b) Paragraph (B)(4) of this rule applies to emergency renovation operations if the combined amount of regulated asbestos-containing material to be removed or stripped as a result of the sudden, unexpected event that necessitated the renovation exceeds two hundred sixty linear feet on pipes or at least one hundred sixty square feet on facility components or thirty-five cubic feet off facility components.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2011 and 11/30/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3704.03(E)
Rule Amplifies: 3704.03(A) , 3704.03(E)
Prior Effective Dates: 11/4/02, 2/2/07