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1 Ann Arbor Housing Commission Tenant Asbestos Awareness Presentation Kary S. Amin Nova Environmental, Inc.

2 Nova Environmental, Inc Presentation Topics Introduction/Background Introduction/Background Regulation Summary Regulation Summary Summary of Asbestos Inspection Findings Summary of Asbestos Inspection Findings Operation & Maintenance Program Operation & Maintenance Program Responsibilities and Procedures Responsibilities and Procedures Question/Answer Session Question/Answer Session

3 Nova Environmental, Inc Introduction/Background Asbestos Properties/Characteristics Asbestos Properties/Characteristics Fibrous mineral incorporated into building components over the past 100 years; Fibrous mineral incorporated into building components over the past 100 years; Has been put into as many as 3,500 different products, including but not limited to, fireproofing, plasters, insulation, ceiling tiles, flooring, caulks, mastics and coatings; Has been put into as many as 3,500 different products, including but not limited to, fireproofing, plasters, insulation, ceiling tiles, flooring, caulks, mastics and coatings; Primary concern to humans is exposure through the inhalation of airborne fibers. Primary concern to humans is exposure through the inhalation of airborne fibers.

4 Nova Environmental, Inc Introduction/Background Various types of cancers and diseases have been associated with asbestos exposure, including Asbestosis, Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer; Various types of cancers and diseases have been associated with asbestos exposure, including Asbestosis, Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer; Asbestos health risks are primarily chronic in nature; Asbestos health risks are primarily chronic in nature; Cancers and diseases usually associated with high levels of asbestos exposure. Cancers and diseases usually associated with high levels of asbestos exposure.

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11 Understanding Asbestos Industry Friable – Ability of material to crumble or pulverize under hand pressure when dry. Friable – Ability of material to crumble or pulverize under hand pressure when dry. Key Consideration: Key Consideration: PRESENCE OF ASBESTOS NOT A HAZARD. ONLY WHEN IT IS DISTURBED AND BECOMES AIRBORNE DOES IT POSE AN ISSUE PRESENCE OF ASBESTOS NOT A HAZARD. ONLY WHEN IT IS DISTURBED AND BECOMES AIRBORNE DOES IT POSE AN ISSUE Nova Environmental, Inc

12 Regulation Summary Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos During Renovation or Demolition Asbestos During Renovation or Demolition Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Protection of Workers and Anyone Who Disturbs Asbestos, Air Sampling, Containment of Dust Generating Activities, Notice to Occupants Protection of Workers and Anyone Who Disturbs Asbestos, Air Sampling, Containment of Dust Generating Activities, Notice to Occupants Michigan State Regulations Michigan State Regulations Contactor & Worker Training and Accreditation Contactor & Worker Training and Accreditation Nova Environmental, Inc

13 Regulation Summary General Philosophy of the EPA: General Philosophy of the EPA: Manage Asbestos In-Place Manage Asbestos In-Place Nova Environmental, Inc

14 Summary of Asbestos Inspection Findings Background Background Ann Arbor Housing Commission contracted with American Environmental Consultants LLC (AEC) to perform inspection within Maple Meadow Complex; Ann Arbor Housing Commission contracted with American Environmental Consultants LLC (AEC) to perform inspection within Maple Meadow Complex; Inspection conducted in late May-Early June of Inspection conducted in late May-Early June of Nova Environmental, Inc

15 Summary of Asbestos Inspection Findings List of known Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM) at Maple Meadows: List of known Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM) at Maple Meadows: Drywall Joint Compound (Throughout) Drywall Joint Compound (Throughout) Asbestos Board (In All Units) Asbestos Board (In All Units) Suspected ACM at Maple Meadows: Suspected ACM at Maple Meadows: Multi-Layer Flooring (In Units) Multi-Layer Flooring (In Units) Roof Material (Exterior) Roof Material (Exterior) Nova Environmental, Inc

16 Operation & Maintenance Program Customized written program of guidelines and procedures to address asbestos within AAHC buildings from the present into the future. Customized written program of guidelines and procedures to address asbestos within AAHC buildings from the present into the future. Will be available for review by tenants on our website in the near future. Will be available for review by tenants on our website in the near future. Nova Environmental, Inc

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19 Drywall System Nova Environmental, Inc

20 Tenant Responsibilities Tenants shall not disturb ACM, including drywall walls and ceilings in any manner. Includes but is not limited to: Tenants shall not disturb ACM, including drywall walls and ceilings in any manner. Includes but is not limited to: No screws or nails to hang pictures, shelving or window dressings No screws or nails to hang pictures, shelving or window dressings If tenant want to hang pictures, they may use hanging strips that do not penetrate walls or ceilings (available at AAHC office) If tenant want to hang pictures, they may use hanging strips that do not penetrate walls or ceilings (available at AAHC office) Nova Environmental, Inc

21 Tenant Responsibilities Tenants are not allowed to hire, contract or utilize any outside entity to perform renovation, modification, repair, alteration or asbestos drywall joint compound disturbances without written approval of the landlord and this approval will be based upon the acceptance of a written plan of protection from potential asbestos disturbance. Tenants are not allowed to hire, contract or utilize any outside entity to perform renovation, modification, repair, alteration or asbestos drywall joint compound disturbances without written approval of the landlord and this approval will be based upon the acceptance of a written plan of protection from potential asbestos disturbance. Nova Environmental, Inc

22 Tenant Responsibilities Any damage to asbestos shall be reported to the ANN ARBOR HOUSING COMMISSION office by calling the work order line at (734) Any damage to asbestos shall be reported to the ANN ARBOR HOUSING COMMISSION office by calling the work order line at (734) Nova Environmental, Inc

23 AAHC Responsibilities Ensure untrained staff and outside contractors do not disturb ACM, including drywall walls and ceilings in any manner. Ensure untrained staff and outside contractors do not disturb ACM, including drywall walls and ceilings in any manner. Only properly trained in-house staff and outside contractors shall be allowed to disturb ACM including drywall walls and ceilings Only properly trained in-house staff and outside contractors shall be allowed to disturb ACM including drywall walls and ceilings Shall use strict procedures in order to ensure the protection of human health and the environment. Shall use strict procedures in order to ensure the protection of human health and the environment. Nova Environmental, Inc

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