153.15 Assessment of asbestos hazard.

(A) Whenever an asbestos hazard abatement activity is being performed in a building or structure supported in whole or in part by the state, an asbestos hazard evaluation specialist certified under Chapter 3710. of the Revised Code shall assess the hazard and determine appropriate response actions. Enclosure or encapsulation, rather than removal, shall be implemented if the asbestos hazard evaluation specialist determines that both of the following apply:

(1) Enclosure or encapsulation would be an appropriate response action;

(2) The cost of encapsulating or enclosing the asbestos hazard would be less than removing it.

(B) As used in this section, "enclosure" and "encapsulation" have the meanings given in section 3710.01 of the Revised Code.

(C) The requirements of this section do not apply to school districts.

Effective Date: 07-22-1994