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2010 Florida Statutes

F.S. 255.557

Operation and maintenance plans.


Each state agency shall initiate operation and maintenance plans, which shall be developed pursuant to a contract between the agency and the asbestos consultant, within 30 days of the identification of asbestos-containing materials by the survey required by s. 255.553. Each operation and maintenance plan shall be submitted to the appropriate regional asbestos program manager within 7 days of completion. Each operation and maintenance plan shall be approved by the 1Department of Labor and Employment Security and shall remain in effect until all asbestos-containing material has been removed. The operation and maintenance plan shall be administered by an agency employee designated as the building asbestos contact person. The asbestos contact person shall:


Provide written notice to all building occupants and employees that there are friable asbestos-containing materials in the building. Such notice shall include a statement of the nature of the potential hazard and a warning against disturbing or damaging the asbestos-containing materials. The written notice shall identify the building asbestos contact person as the individual to be contacted for additional information or in the event of an emergency.


Oversee and direct the required initial and periodic cleanup procedures for each public building.


Oversee and coordinate the periodic inspection and air monitoring procedures.


The regional asbestos program managers shall approve and oversee implementation of all operation and maintenance plans, with the exception of those required by s. 255.5535(2)(b).


s. 7, ch. 87-394; s. 6, ch. 88-378; s. 44, ch. 93-164; s. 9, ch. 95-257.


Section 69, ch. 2002-194, repealed s. 20.171, which created the Department of Labor and Employment Security.