Some companies are unaware that, prior to any renovation and/or demolition of a commercial structure, or even a residential building of greater than 4 units, an asbestos inspection is mandatory. In 1973, as part of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), intended to minimize the release of asbestos fibers during activities involving the handling of asbestos. Contractors who fail to provide a proper Asbestos Survey and Asbestos Notice can subject themselves to civil penalties up to $10,000 per day per violation, or even face criminal charges in extreme cases.
Apollo’s trained and State-certified Inspectors have performed thousands of such surveys over the years. They are skilled at identifying suspect materials, and well-versed in federal, state and local regulations pertaining to asbestos. If asbestos is present in your building, Apollo can guide you in the steps required to abate, enclose, encapsulate, or manage in-place.
We also have personnel trained as Asbestos Supervisors with National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) certification to help property owners, GC’s, architects, and engineers oversee the asbestos abatement process from start to finish. We will ensure your contractors adhere to proper protocol to protect workers, occupants and the public. Our personnel can also perform air testing to measure potential release of airborne asbestos fibers. Rest assured that Apollo’s knowledge and experience in these matters will help relieve the property owner of present or future liability.
Apollo provides the following asbestos-related services:
- NESHAP Renovation Asbestos Surveys
- NESHAP Demolition Asbestos Surveys
- NESHAP Asbestos Roof Surveys
- AHERA Surveys for Schools
- Asbestos Sampling for Real Estate Due Diligence Asbestos Compliance & Air Monitoring
- Asbestos Final Clearance Air Monitoring
- Asbestos Technical Specifications
- Asbestos Operations & Management (O & M) Plans
To read more about Asbestos NESHAP click on the following link: https://www.epa.gov/asbestos/asbestos-neshap