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Chapter 52-2 REPEALED (52-2-.01)

Rule 52-2-.01 Definitions

Unless a different meaning is required by the context, the following terms as used in these rules shall have the meaning hereinafter respectively ascribed, except that to the extent terms are not defined in these rules, the Act's definitions control; and provided, that definitions within any subsequent rule, or subdivision thereof, which are expressly made applicable to the rule or subdivision within which they appear, shall apply for purposes of such specific rule or subdivision thereof.

(a) "Act" means the "Georgia Asbestos Safety Act", O.C.G.A. Section 12-12-1et seq.
(b) "Asbestos" means any naturally-occurring hydrated mineral silicates separable into commercially used fibers, specifically the asbesti-form varieties of serpentine, chrysotile; cummingtomite-grunerite, amosite; riebeckite, crocidolite; anthophyllite; tremolite; and actinolite.
(c) "Asbestos Foreman" means any individual who is employed or engaged by a contractor to supervise the removal, encapsulation, cleaning, or disposal of friable asbestos-containing materials.
(d) "Board" means the Asbestos Licensing Board.
(e) "Contractor" means any person who contracts with an owner or operator of a facility or residential dwelling to perform the removal or encapsulation of friable asbestos-containing material from any such facility or residential dwelling. "Contractor" shall not include any employee of such owner or operator.
(f) "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Georgia.
(g) "Director" means the director of the Environmental Protection Division of the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Georgia or his designee.
(h) "Division" means the Environmental Protection Division of the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Georgia.
(i) "Encapsulation" means to coat, bind, or resurface walls, ceilings, pipes, or other structures with a sealant to prevent friable asbestos from becoming airborne.
(j) "Facility" means any institutional, commercial, or industrial structure, installation, or building, including apartment buildings having more than four dwelling units.
(k) "Friable Asbestos-Containing Material" means any material which is applied onto ceilings, walls, structural members, piping, boilers, tanks, pumps, ductwork or any other part of the building containing more than 1 percent asbestos, by weight, and which when dry may be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure.
(l) "Person" means any individual, partnership, association, trust, firm, corporation, county, municipality, or other entity, including the state and federal governments.
(m) "Potentially Friable" means asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) which become friable or brittle as the result of cutting, tearing, breaking, wrecking and physically disturbing non-friable ACMs, to cause or create visible emissions of asbestos fibers into the ambient (outside) air.
(n) "Removal" means to take out, strip, clean up, or dispose of friable or potentially friable asbestos-containing materials from any facility or residential dwelling as defined by this Chapter.
(o) "Residential Dwelling" means any family residence or apartment building with four or fewer dwelling units.
(p) "Structural Member" means any load supporting member of a facility, such as beams and load supporting walls; or any nonload supporting member, such as ceilings and nonload supporting walls.
(q) "Supervise" means having physical on-site control over employees of a contractor and their performance in removal and encapsulation of friable or potentially friable asbestos-containing material.
(r) "Asbestos-Containing Roofing Material" means any material or any combination of materials which form an assembly of interacting components designed to weatherproof a building's top surface and contains more than one percent asbestos, by weight, as an applied system, but shall not include aggregate surfacing.
(s) "Asbestos Roofing Contractor" means any person who contracts with an owner or operator of a facility or residential dwelling to perform services involving the removal, encapsulation or disposal of friable or potentially friable asbestos-containing roofing material from any such facility or residential dwelling. "Asbestos Roofing Contractor" shall not include any employee of such owner or operator.
(t) "Asbestos Roofing Foreman" means any individual who is employed or engaged by a contractor to supervise the removal, encapsulation, or disposal of friable or potentially friable asbestos-containing roofing material.