YU & Associates Inc. (YU) performed an asbestos survey at the Peter W. Rodino Federal Building (PRFB) in Newark, NJ. The purpose of this survey was to identify asbestos containing material (ACM) within the building elements and subsequently develop an abatement design. Analytical results have shown friable sprayed-on ceiling materials and other non-friable ACM. Recommendations were made to abate these materials prior to building modernization.
The asbestos survey was performed in accordance with the USEPA AHERA regulations published in the Federal Register in 40 CFR Part 763. Field information was organized as per the AHERA concept of Homogeneous Area (HA). The Bulk samples of suspect ACM collected were analyzed by Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) with dispersion staining, as described in 40 CFR Part 763 and the National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS).