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EPA Backs Asbestos Disposal Method Despite Labor Fears On OSHA Limits

June 07, 2019
EPA has approved an alternative disposal method for asbestos-containing pipe under the agency’s air toxics rules for asbestos, despite a labor group’s concerns that the new practice might not comply with OSHA requirements. In a Federal Register notice scheduled for publication June 10 , EPA gives final approval for close tolerance pipe slurrification (CTPS) as an alternative work practice (AWP) for disposal of asbestos cement (A/C) pipe under the asbestos national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). The...

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