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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

PUBLIC LAW 99-519—OCT. 22, 1986

100 STAT. 2971

buildings, persons in addition to those comprising the Nation's school population may be exposed daily to asbestos. "(b) PURPOSE.—The purpose of this title is— "(1) to provide for the establishment of Federal regulations which require inspection for asbestos-containing material and implementation of appropriate response actions with respect to asbestos-containing material in the Nation's schools in a safe and complete manner; "(2) to mandate safe and complete periodic reinspection of school buildings following response actions, where appropriate; and "(3) to require the Administrator to conduct a study to find out the extent of the danger to human health posed by asbestos in public and commercial buildings and the means to respond to any such danger. •SEC. 202. DEFINITIONS.


15 USC 2642.

"For purposes of this title— "(1) ACCREDITED ASBESTOS CONTRACTOR.—The term 'accredited asbestos contractor' means a person accredited pursuant to the provisions of section 206. "(2) ADMINISTRATOR.—The term 'Administrator' means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. "(3) ASBESTOS.—The term 'asbestos' means asbestiform varieties of— "(A) chrysotile (serpentine),


"(B) crocidolite (riebeckite), "(C) amosite (cummingtonite-grunerite), "(D) anthophyllite, ti/ "(E) tremolite, or i "(F) actinolite. "(4) ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIAL.—The term 'asbestoscontaining material' means any material which contains more than 1 percent asbestos by weight. "(5) EPA GUIDANCE DOCUMENT.—The term 'Guidance for P Controlling Asbestos-Containing Material in Buildings', means the Environmental Protection Agency document with such title as in effect on March 31, 1986. "(6) FRIABLE ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIAL.—The term 'friable asbestos-containing material' means any asbestos-containing material applied on ceilings, walls, structural members, piping, duct work, or any other part of a building which when dry may be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure. The term includes non-friable asbestos-containing material after such previously non-friable material becomes damaged to the extent that when dry it may be crumbled, ,., ^^>,, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure. ,, ^i,' -u "(7) LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY.—The term 'local edu-J^-t, {Zh>jtp cational agency' means— "(A) any local educational agency as defined in section 198 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 20 USC 2854. (20 U.S.C.3381), I "(B) the owner of any private, nonprofit elementary or secondary school building, and "(C) the governing authority of any school operated under the defense dependents' education system provided for