Substitute House Bill No. 6659

Public Act No. 99-96

An Act Concerning the Definition of Asbestos Abatement.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 19a-332 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

As used in subsection (c) of section 19a-14 and sections 19a-332 to 19a-332e, inclusive, 20-435 to 20-442, inclusive, and 52-577a: [.]

(1) "Asbestos" means the asbestiform varieties of actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, chrysotile, crocidolite and tremolite;

(2) "Asbestos abatement" means the removal, encapsulation, enclosure, renovation, repair, demolition or other disturbance of asbestos-containing materials, but does not include [except] activities which are related to (A) the removal or repair of asbestos cement pipe and are performed by employees of a water company as defined in section 25-32a or (B) the removal of nonfriable asbestos-containing material found exterior to a building or structure other than material defined as regulated asbestos-containing material in 40 CFR 61, the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, as amended from time to time;

(3) "Asbestos abatement worker" means any employee of a licensed asbestos contractor who engages in asbestos abatement, has completed a training program approved by the department and has been issued a certificate by the department;

(4) "Asbestos abatement site supervisor" means any asbestos abatement worker employed by a licensed asbestos contractor who has been specifically trained as a supervisor in a training program approved by the department and who has been issued a certificate by the department;

(5) "Asbestos-containing material" means material composed of asbestos of any type and in an amount greater than one per cent by weight, either alone or mixed with other fibrous or nonfibrous material;

(6) "Asbestos contractor" means any person or entity engaged in asbestos abatement whose employees actually perform the asbestos abatement work and who has been issued a license by the commissioner;

(7) "Asbestos consultant" means any person who engages in any activity directly involved with asbestos consultation services and who has been issued a certificate by the commissioner and a license by the department;

(8) "Asbestos consultation services" means the inspection or evaluation of a building for asbestos hazards, including, but not limited to, the development of asbestos abatement plans, site inspections, air monitoring and provisions of industrial hygiene services related to asbestos abatement;

(9) "Authorized agent" means an officer or employee duly designated by the commissioner;

(10) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Public Health; and

(11) "Department" means the Department of Public Health.

Approved June 3, 1999