Abatement Services

Regulatory Expertise

Disturbing and properly managing asbestos is not to be taken lightly. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates asbestos as:

  • Solid waste under under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA),

  • Building material under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA),

  • A contaminate in water under the Clean Water Act,

  • An airborne contaminant under the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants program (NESHAP) in accordance with the Clean Air Act.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates asbestos in work-related settings and has strict worker protection requirements. In addition to Federal regulations, each state and local government entity have additional regulatory, permitting, and notification processes that apply. Our customers depend on Tasman to navigate this complex regulatory framework and to ensure that work is performed safely and in accordance with applicable regulations.

Asbestos Control Methodology

To ensure that the work practice standards under NESHAP are followed during demolition or renovation operations, Tasman provides expertise in the following:

  • Control procedures for removal,

  • Wetting methods,

  • Local exhaust ventilation/filtration,

  • Design and construction of negative pressure enclosures;

  • Glove-bag procedures,

  • Use of High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, area clearances,

  • Waste disposal work practices,

  • Reporting and recordkeeping; and,

  • Asbestos hazards and worker protection.

Waste Disposal and Transportation

Tasman has managed many thousands of tons of ACM waste and we are experts in the special requirements for handling and securing this material to prevent releases of ACM into the air. At the point of generation ACM must be sealed in a leak-tight container while wet, labeled, and disposed of properly in a landfill qualified to receive the material.

Pipeline Abatement

Tasman has provided abatement services on tens of thousands of linear feet of oil and gas pipeline. Pipeline abatement services include unearthing and safely exposing buried line, abating, cutting, and encapsulating pipeline segments. Tasman also conducts abatement of friable insulation materials present on above line conveyances. Tasman has worked extensively at tank battery and gas plant locations and employs highly experienced oil and gas staff versed in specialized safety protocols.

Asbestos in Soil

ACM in soil has been buried at historic industrial and building locations for decades. At one point in the U.S., asbestos could be found in almost every part of a structure — pipe insulation, floor tiles, cement, wire insulation, roof tiles, building siding, and more. As these historic locations have undergone development in urban areas, ACM in soil has often surprised developers, caused projects to come to a screeching halt, and impacted development budgets by millions of dollars.

  • Development location was a previous landfill

  • When historic building demolition or a fire took place at the project site

  • Historic ruble/building debris was used as fill

  • Imported fill material

Lead Based Paint

Tasman has successfully completed hundreds of lead abatement projects from small residential homes to large commercial businesses. Tasman is a lead abatement and EPA Lead-Safe Repair, Renovation, and Paint (RRP) certified firm. Through diligence, consistent monitoring and proper execution, Tasman has advanced as a leader in the management and mitigation of lead-based paint. Whether through encapsulation or removal, Tasman’s team of professionals are prepared to safely remove the hazards that surround the presence of lead. Our team utilizes industry leading lead-based paint abatement equipment including blasting systems, chemical strippers and HEPA filtered air filtration systems and containment barriers as needed. Once lead-based paint mitigation is complete, Tasman closes the project out by providing wipe sample results and proof of proper waste disposal which indicates that lead hazards have been successfully removed.

Mold Mitigation

Mold Impacts to indoor air quality have resulted in a significant increase in mold-related insurance claims. Moisture damage to buildings typically results in mold growth. Once mold growth occurs, tenants may begin to report health related problems including headaches, asthma symptoms, skin irritation, and allergic reactions. Tasman has a highly experienced staff that are well versed in the mitigation of mold-contaminated structures who have completed projects associated with a multitude of building structures including homes, apartments, office buildings, and retail facilities.Tasman will address your mold impacts utilizing proven mold abatement solutions by employing the various technologies including drying and dehumidification, HEPA vacuuming, air scrubbing, sanitizing, duct cleaning, and applying anti-microbial agents to mitigate impacts from mold as quickly as possible.

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