|Winter Storm Riley at Turning Stone Casino|
|Peter Delucia, of AAC Contracting, discussing Crystalline Respirable Silica|
|NYSDOL's Presentation with Dr. Franco on Screen|
The final presentation of the conference was the managers from NYSDOL, the Director Dr. Eileen Franko, present by video conference; Program Manager of Asbestos Control Bureau, Mr. James Meachum PE; Program Manager of Licensing & Certification Unit, Mr. Kirk Fisher; and Program Manager of Engineering Services Unit, Mr. Ed Smith, PE. Some of the major points included:
- Mr. Smith, announcing that they are looking into releasing some Fast Track Variances that would speed up the process of filing for a variance. These variances could be used as they are written with no changes and those could be approved faster.
- Mr. Smith gave us an update on the changes to Industrial Code Rule 56, including a Senate Bill (S06492) and Assembly Bill (A08254) that would remove the 1974 date from regulation for demolitions. Mr. Smith also discussed some of the changes to New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) asbestos regulation Title 15.
- Mr. Fisher announced a change in filing for a mold license for assessment and remediation companies that will require separate applications for a company license and an individual license for owners.
- After being questioned when the removal of social security numbers from asbestos application process would happen. Mr.Fisher informed us that would not happen in the foreseeable future. The system they have is antiquated and there is no funding for updating it. The system uses social security numbers to identify the holders of the various certificates.
- Mr. Meachum discussed full-time asbestos project monitoring and the responsibilities of the project monitors being added to asbestos variances.
- Mr. Meachum discussed the mold fact sheets that NYSDOL developed and they strongly recommend the fact sheets be provided to mold assessment/remediation clients. In addition, Mr. Meachum announced that the first violations were sent out under Article 32, the Mold Licensing Law. The violations were for not having a license and performing work and/or advertising as a mold professional.
|Steve Winograd & me at the PACNY Conference|