(1) Requirements for Small-Scale Asbestos Projects and Asbestos-Associated Projects.

(a) Exemption from Licensing and Certification Requirements; Requirements for Training. Persons or entities who carry out Small-Scale Asbestos Projects need not be licensed as Asbestos Contractors or certified as Asbestos Workers or Asbestos Supervisors, provided that all persons participating in the work have received the Asbestos Associated Project Worker training specified by 453 CMR 6.10(4)(h), the Asbestos Worker training specified at 453 CMR 6.10(4)(c) or the Asbestos Supervisor training specified at 453 CMR 6.10(4)(c) and provided that the work is conducted in accordance with the applicable provisions of 453 CMR 6.13.

(b) Personal Protection. All employees who perform Small-Scale Asbestos Projects shall be provided with personal protection in accordance with the requirements of 453 CMR 6.03(12).

(c) Work Practice Requirements. Persons or entities carrying out, or having supervisory authority over, Small-Scale Asbestos Projects or Asbestos-Associated Projects shall ensure that the work practice requirements of 453 CMR 6.13(1)(c) are met.

1. All persons not directly involved in the work shall be excluded from the Work Area. Physical barriers shall be used as necessary to limit access to the Work Area for the duration of the project.

2. Dust-tight barriers shall be constructed to insure that asbestos fibers released during work activities are contained within the Work Area. Glove bags and prefabricated minienclosures are permitted in place of constructed barriers.

3. Before any ACM is disturbed it shall be wet with Amended Water, and it shall be kept wet throughout the work operation until properly containerized.

4. Any friable ACM exposed as a result of the work operation shall be suitably enclosed or encapsulated as specified by 453 CMR 6.14(4)(d)4. or 6.14(4)(d)5.

5. HEPA vacuuming or wet cleaning shall be used to decontaminate the Work Area and any equipment used in the work operation until all surfaces are free of visible debris.

6. Asbestos-containing waste shall be containerized, transported, and disposed as specified at 453 CMR 6.14(4)(d)2. and 6.14(4)(h).

(d) Clearance Inspections. All surfaces within the Work Area shall be visually inspected for dust, debris and other particulate residue by the owner of the facility or by persons who have been trained pursuant to 453 CMR 6.10(4)(b), (c), (g) or (h). The Work Area shall be repeatedly cleaned by the Contractor or other entity carrying out the work operation until the no visible debris criterion is achieved.

(2) Requirements for Asbestos Projects Involving Non-Friable ACBM.

(a) Applicability of Standards.

1. The requirements of 453 CMR 6.13(1) for Small-Scale Asbestos Projects shall apply to work operations which involve the sanding, grinding, cutting (by sawing), chipping or abrading of three or fewer linear feet of Category I or Category II non-friable ACBM, where the material covers, or is contained within, pipes, ducts or wires, or three or fewer square feet of Category I or Category II non-friable ACBM, where the material covers, or is contained within, structures other than pipes, ducts or wires.

2. The requirements of 453 CMR 6.14 for Asbestos Response Actions shall apply to work operations which involve the sanding, grinding, cutting (by sawing), chipping or abrading of greater than three linear feet of Category I or Category II non-friable ACBM, where the material covers, or is contained within, pipes, ducts or wires, or greater than three square feet of Category I or Category II non-friable ACBM, where the material covers, or is contained within, structures other than pipes, ducts or wires.

3. The requirements of 453 CMR 6.13(1) for Small-Scale Asbestos Projects shall apply to work operations which involve the breaking, shearing, or slicing of three or fewer linear/square feet of Category II non-friable ACBM, where the work operation results in the production of asbestos dust or the material becoming friable.

4. The requirements of 453 CMR 6.14 for Asbestos Response Actions shall apply to work operations which involve the breaking, shearing, or slicing of greater than three linear/square feet of Category II non-friable ACBM, where the work operation results in the production of asbestos dust or the material becoming friable.

5. Work operations which involve the breaking, shearing, or slicing of Category I or Category II non-friable ACBM shall not be subject to the requirements of 453 CMR 6.00, where such work does not result in the production of asbestos dust or the material becoming friable.

(b) Disposal Requirements. Asbestos debris shall be disposed in accordance with 310 CMR 7.00 and 19.00 and the EPA National Emission Standard for Asbestos (NESHAP) as contained in 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M and other applicable state and federal standards.