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(a) As early as possible before an alteration, renovation, modification, demolition, or plumbing work takes place, or changes in such work occur, the building owner shall be responsible for having an asbestos survey performed by a DEP-certified asbestos investigator to determine the absence or presence of asbestos-containing material which may be disturbed during the course of the work. The owner of the building or authorized agent shall comply with the notification requirements of 15 RCNY § 1-25 regarding asbestos-containing material.
(b) Asbestos Exemption. Where the work to be performed requires a permit to be issued by the DOB, an asbestos exemption may be claimed by checking the appropriate boxes on the DOB permit application forms PW1 or LAA1, where the applicant for construction document approval certifies that:
(1) the permit sought does not involve the performance of any physical work, such as permits for zoning lot subdivisions, zoning lot reapportionment, or changes in the certificate of occupancy; or
(2) no existing building materials, as the term "building materials" is defined in these rules, are to be disturbed by the proposed work; or
(3) the activities being performed include work on one of the following: Awnings Cranes not anchored to building or structure Emergency power not involving hard wiring, e.g. battery packs Exterior concrete work (e.g. sidewalks, curb cuts, traffic islands) except if waterproofing compound is present Exterior scaffolding not anchored to building or structure Exterior trenching and drainage Ground-mounted flagpoles New storefronts in existing masonry openings (no disturbance of existing building) Radio antennas (free-standing towers) Relocating free-standing parking lot sheds Replacing rooftop air conditioning (no modification of ductwork or disturbance of building) Roadway asphalt Sealing unsafe or abandoned buildings with cinderblock and mortar Sidewalk sheds, bridges, fences, elevators, hoists and cafe signs (no penetration of building materials) Street furniture, e.g. candy or newsstands, bus shelters, kiosks Installation of new outdoor swimming pool Free-standing tents Erection of temporary structures (e.g. trailers) with electric/water lines only
(c) Asbestos Assessment Report (ACP-5 Form). If, after a survey performed by a DEP-certified asbestos investigator, it is determined that the building (or portion thereof) affected by the work is free of asbestos-containing material, the ACM present will not be disturbed by the work, or the amount of ACM to be abated constitutes a minor project, said asbestos investigator must complete, sign, and affix his or her seal to the asbestos assessment report (ACP-5 Form) which shall be submitted with a fee of $47.00 to DEP in accordance with 15 RCNY § 1-22(b)(1).
(d) Asbestos Project Completion Form. Where the work to be performed constitutes an asbestos project, an asbestos project notification (ACP-7 Form) shall be submitted to DEP in accordance with the provisions of 15 RCNY § 1-25. Upon completion of the asbestos project and submission of all required documentation to DEP, DEP shall issue an asbestos project completion form to the building owner or its authorized representative.
(Amended City Record 12/7/2018, eff. 1/6/2019)