US Coast Guard Multi-Mission Building, built in 1971, is a 2-story structure with a basement, attic and shingled roof. YU & Associates, Inc. (YU), serving as an environmental consultant to Gran Kriegel Associates, conducted asbestos and hazardous materials inspection at the US Coast Guard Station – Multi-Mission Building (site) in Fire Island, Babylon, NY. The purpose of the inspections was to identify the presence of asbestos containing material (ACM) and Lead-Based Paint (LBP) that may be impacted by the proposed renovations.
Samples of accessible suspect materials were collected and analyzed using Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) and Polarized Light Microscopy for Non-friable Organically Bound materials (PLM-NOB) and Transmission Electronic Microscopy (TEM) for asbestos and Atomic Absorption Spectrographic Method for lead paint. The information was obtained during the inspection and analysis based upon the suspected materials being confirmed or assumed to having greater than one percent (1%) of asbestos (NESHAP 40 CFR Part 61) or the paints having lead content of greater than 1.0 mg/cm² or 0.5%. Based on the hazardous materials investigation, the asbestos and lead paint abatement plans were developed for further implementation in this USCG Multi-Mission Building.
The asbestos consulting services were conducted in compliance with all applicable regulations, standards and generally accepted environmental and safety practices including Federal OSHA (29 CFR 1910.1001), EPA NESHAP (40 CFR Part 61), and TSCA Title II AHERA/ASHARA EPA 40 CFR part 763.85 (a) (3-4), 40 CFR part 763.86, 40 CFR part 763.87 and 40 CFR part 763.93 (e) (2) (i-iii) (40 CFR Part 763) Asbestos Regulations and NYS DOL Industrial Code Rule 56 of Title 12 Asbestos Regulations.