Oregon Asbestos Survey Rules Significantly Impact MH Abandonment and Abatement Contractor List

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April 6, 2016
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

 

 

The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission has unanimously approved rules that beef up asbestos surveying requirements for owners of residential buildings or other persons proposing to demolish a residence in Oregon. The rules went  into effect Jan. 1, 2016.

 

 

The rule carried out a 2015 Oregon Legislature directive through Senate Bill 705 that the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality enact rule changes by the end of 2015, requiring an owner of a residential building or a person proposing a demolition of a residential building to have an accredited inspector perform an asbestos survey before demolishing that building.

 

The rules addresses growing concern among Oregonians about exposure to cancer-causing asbestos fibers, which can be released into the air as a result of improper handling or disposal of asbestos-containing materials. In addition, the temporary rules require the owner of a residential building or person performing a home demolition submit to the DEQ, upon DEQ’s request, a copy of the asbestos survey report.

The rule changes offer three exemptions to the pre-demolition survey requirement:

 

  • If the residential building was built after Jan. 1, 2004
  • If all materials in a residential building is managed as asbestos-containing material
  • DEQ may approve, on a case-by-case basis, a written request to waive the survey requirement. The written request must include supporting documentation that demonstrates, to DEQ’s satisfaction, that a survey is not required. Under this exemption, no demolition may occur until DEQ has approved, in writing, the request for a pre-demolition survey waiver.

 

 

 

 

State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Licensed Asbestos Abatement Contractors

This is a list of asbestos abatement contractors that have obtained a license from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. This list does not constitute an endorsement by the Department. Services provided and costs are solely determined between the abatement contractors and their customer.

Abatement Pro, Inc.

4149 S. Cubola Avenue Meridian, ID 83642 208-853-1789

Abatement Services, Inc.

PO Box 747 Beavercreek, OR 97004 503-765-5257

Alpine Abatement Associates, Inc.

PO Box 1557 Bend, OR 97709 541-388-2672

Asbestos Abatement, Inc.

PO Box 2593 Boise, ID 83714 208-345-3574

Asbestos Control Group, Inc.

19386 SW 55th Court Tualatin, OR 97062 503-692-5174

ATEZ, Inc.

PO Box 126 Harrisburg, OR 97446 541-995-6008

Cascade Insulation, Inc.

22356 Nelson Road Bend, OR 97701 541-388-2600

Envirocon, Inc.

PO Box 16655 Missoula, MT 59808 406-523-1150

Enviromex Contracting, Inc.

12435 Clow Corner Road Dallas, OR 97338 503-831-2000

Environmental Resources, Inc.

PO Box 5954 Salem, OR 97304 503-991-3545

First Response Environmental Services

PO Box 3323
Central Point, OR 97502 541-621-0911

Global Pacific Environmental

PO Box 2759 Vancouver, WA 98660 360-993-4479 503-223-4401

Gre-Energy Constructors, Inc.

PO Box 13218 Salem, OR 97309 503-877-1495

IRS Environmental of Portland

777 SW Armco Avenue Hillsboro, OR 97123 503-693-6388

IRS Environmental of Washington

PO Box 15216 Spokane, WA 99215 509-927-7867

Keystone Contracting, Inc.

417 NW 209th Street Ridgefield, WA 98642 360-887-0868

3 Kings Environmental, Inc.

PO Box 280 Battleground, WA 98604 360-666-5464

Koos Environmental Services, Inc.

PO Box 4068
Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-266-0511

Lake Oswego Insulation Company (1)

5930 SW Jean Road Lake Oswego, OR 97035 503-245-6460

Lake Oswego Insulation Company (2) Mid-Valley Office
27171 Clear Lake Road
Eugene, OR 97402

541-953-8301

Lodge Environmental, Inc.

2084 Roosevelt Blvd. Suite A Eugene, OR 97402 541-461-8001

Minority Abatement Contractors

3200 NE 65th Street Vancouver, WA 98663 360-750-1900

Net Compliance Environmental LLC

2112 E. 26th Street Vancouver, WA 98661 360-699-4015

Northstar CG, LP

10367 SE Helena Street Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-255-5999

Northstar Demolition & Remediation LP

404 N. Berry Street Brea, CA 92821-3104 714-672-3501

Northwest Abatement Corporation

7735 SE 68th Avenue Portland, OR 97206 971-263-9815

Oregon Abatement

4929 NE 35th Avenue Portland, OR 97211 503-740-9758

Oregon Environmental

558 SE 36th Avenue Hillsboro, OR 97123 503-710-0346

Pacific Environmental Group, Inc. (1)

PO Box 22306 Eugene, OR 97402 541-767-3770

Pacific Environmental Group, Inc. (2)

2302 Ermine Court SE Albany, OR 97322 541-926-8707

Pacific Northwest Environmental

19645 SE Sunnyside Road Damascus, OR 97089 503-658-6606

Pacific Technologies, Inc.

PO Box 4846 Boise, ID 83711 208-344-8668

Performance Abatement Services, Inc.

13600 NE 10th Avenue Vancouver, WA 98685 360-574-8400

Petrochem Insulation, Inc.

110 Corporate Place Vallejo, CA 94590 707-644-7458

Revised 6/17/15

Professional Minority Group, Inc.

27090 SE Highway 224 Eagle Creek, OR 97022 503-761-5924

Rhine Demolition, LLC

1124 112th Street East Tacoma, WA 98445 253-537-5852

RMCAT Environmental/BELFOR

12823 NE Airport Way Portland, OR 97230 541-261-6442

Rose City Contracting, Inc.

29791 SW Kinsman Road Wilsonville, OR 97070 503-685-9505

Safeway Services LLC

285 Liberty Street NE Salem, OR 97301 713-824-1730

SMAF Environmental LLC

PO Box 672 Prineville, OR 97754 541-447-5643

SPS Environmental Services

1201 S. Childers Road Orange, TX 77630 409-886-3959

Western States Environmental Services

PO Box 787
877 Beatty Street Medford, OR 97501 541-770-2482

W.L. Thomas Environmental, LLC

PO Box 8
Albany, OR 97321 541-928-5383

WM Dickson Company

3315 S. Pine Street Tacoma, WA 98409 253-472-4489

ZILCO NORTHWEST LLC

PO Box 1781
Beaverton, OR 97075-1781 503-519-1462

Revised 6/17/15

Checklist for Determining Contractor Qualifications

  1. Regardless of how you may feel about a particular contractor, always ask for a list references from previous projects. That list should include persons willing to describe the reliability of the contractor and the quality of work performed by the contractor.

  2. All asbestos contractors must have an Oregon DEQ asbestos abatement license and use only Oregon certified workers and supervisors.

  3. You may also want to ask your contractor to provide air-monitoring data from previous projects done in accordance with Oregon OSHA or Oregon DEQ requirements. That information can also help you determine if the work habits and general procedures that contractor uses are acceptable.

  4. All contractors must have written standard operating procedures and employee protection plans which include specific reference to Oregon OSHA medical monitoring and respirator training programs. In addition, the contractor must make available a copy of the Oregon OSHA and the DEQ asbestos rules. (Oregon rules: under OAR 340-248- 0005 through -0290.)

  5. Contractors must also provide a list of any penalties that the contractor has paid due to not completing contractual requirements, because of cost overruns, and/or liquidated damages.

  6. Any citations levied against the contractor by any Federal, State, or local government agencies for violations related to asbestos abatement should be identified by the contractor. Included with that information should be the name or project location, the date(s) of the project, and how the allegations were resolved.

  7. Contractors should also supply a description detailing all legal proceedings, lawsuits, or claims that have been filed or levied against them or any of their past or present employees for asbestos related activities.

  8. The contractor should also supply a list of all equipment that will be used for asbestos work. That list should include negative air machines, HEPA vacuums, the type of respiration equipment they will use, scaffolding, decontamination facilities, disposable clothing, etc.