ASBESTOS TESTING & ACP5 FORMS
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When you hire MKM to perform an asbestos test with, you are choosing a family-owned, fully insured, licensed and experienced consulting company .
We are happy to answer all your questions and take bookings by phone.
Alternatively, you can book simply by clicking the Book Survey button on the right. We will be in touch shortly to discuss and in 90% of the cases, you will receive your report in 24h!
We are licensed by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the New York State Department of Labor to perform Asbestos testing and, if applicable, issue an ACP 5 form. In 90% of the cases, you will receive your report in 24h!
Only individuals certified as asbestos investigators by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection can engage in building survey and hazard assessment for asbestos. Such individuals have satisfactorily demonstrated an ability to identify the presence and evaluate the condition of asbestos in buildings or structures.
ACP5 Forms are required by the city of New York for any renovation, demolition, construction project. Any time a material which is considered PACM (Presumed Asbestos Containing Material) will be disturbed, a certified asbestos investigator must perform asbestos testing.
NOTE: Asbestos investigators & AsBESTOS testing
Only persons certified by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) as Asbestos Investigators or by the New York State Department of Labor (NYS DOL) as asbestos inspectors may select and collect bulk samples for analysis.
The investigator may assume that some or all of the areas investigated contain Asbestos, and for each area that is not assumed to contain Asbestos, collect and submit bulk samples for analysis. Bulk sample analysis must be performed by laboratories within the Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP) administered by the New York State Department of Health.
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When does a property owner have to get an asbestos TEST done?
An asbestos test must be completed by a certified Asbestos Inspector/Investigator whenever all or part of a building or structure will be demolished, renovated, remodeled or repaired. The survey will determine if the planned work will disturb asbestos material and an asbestos investigator can determine whether any asbestos must be abated before work can begin
Did You Know?
Some Vermiculite products, widely used in insulation applications, may also contain Asbestos.
Asbestos Assessment Report
If the building (or portions thereof) affected by the work are free of asbestos-containing material or the amount of ACM to be abated constitutes a minor project, an asbestos assessment report (Form ACP-5) completed, signed, and sealed by a DEP-certified asbestos investigator, shall be submitted to DEP prior to construction document approval and to any amendment of the construction document approval which increases the scope of the project to include (a) work area(s) not previously covered.
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Asbestos Abatement Required
If asbestos abatement is required, the building owner needs to hire a licensed abatement contractor to remove the asbestos-containing material, and an independent air-monitoring firm to monitor the work.
If the abatement requires related construction activity in order to access asbestos containing material or, through the course of abatement, means of egress or fire protection systems are compromised, then construction documents describing the project must be submitted to A-TRU for review and approval. An A-TRU permit must be obtained prior to commencing the abatement work.
Completed Abatement Work
Once abatement work is completed, applicants must obtain from DEP:
ACP 20 Asbestos Project Conditional Completion Form or
ACP 21 Asbestos Project Completion Form
The ACP20 or ACP21 must be submitted to the Department of Buildings before a DOB permit may be issued for any subsequent work.