September 15, 2021
This is a service notice from the Asbestos Control Program with guidance for Hurricane Ida remediation.
In response to the unprecedented flooding and property damage associated with Hurricane Ida and at the request of the Mayor’s Office, the Asbestos Control Program is providing the following guidance to Building Owners and allowing a filing fee exemption for all asbestos applications, which can be documented as a result of Hurricane Ida.
NOTE: the building owner is not exempt from the requirements set forth in the NYC DEP asbestos regulations, RCNY Title 15 Chapter 1.
Building materials such as ceiling/wall plaster, pipe/boiler insulation and floor tiles often contain asbestos. Although these materials were disturbed because of water damage, once they become dry the material can become airborne and pose a significant health risk to the clean-up workers and the public. Prior to any clean-up/ remediation activity building owners should hire a NYCDEP Certified Asbestos Investigator (CAI) to conduct an asbestos survey of the property and the debris, to determine if asbestos containing materials are present. The CAI will determine if asbestos is present and quantify the amount of asbestos containing material. When asbestos is found to be present the building owner will need to hire a NYS Department of Labor licensed Asbestos Abatement Contractor to perform the remediation and dispose of the waste properly.
In response to the property damage associated with Hurricane Ida the DEP ACP is waiving all asbestos project filing fees associated with for owners who can verify they were directly affected by the storm. Prior to filing an Asbestos Project Notification (ACP-7); Amendment (ACP-8), Variance application (ACP-9); or ATRU with DEP, Applicants can upload authoritative documentation with their asbestos applications.
Applicants may file either an emergency notification in ARTS, if the work is being performed within 48 hours, or applicant may file an ACP-7 form with/without a 7-day waiver. To obtain the Fee Exemption insert the Hurricane Ida Data in the Facility Section and Document Section as instructed below:
If you have Hurricane Ida filing questions or need assistance please contact email@example.com.
NOTE: This Service Notice is for a Filing Fee Exemption only. There is no exemption to the Asbestos Control Program Rules and Regulations, RCNY Title 15 Chapter 1.