ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
141-E:7 Limitation of Exposure; Closure of Contaminated Areas.
I. Except as provided for under RSA 141-E:6, II, no person, whether natural or not natural, owning, controlling, or managing any workplace, public building, facility, school, or rental dwelling containing asbestos levels exceeding 0.01 fibers longer than 5 microns per cubic centimeter of air as determined by OSHA/NIOSH phase contrast optical microscopy methods shall permit unnecessary exposure of any person to such conditions which are a violation of a provision of this chapter, or of a rule adopted or order issued pursuant to the authority of this chapter.
II. The department may, in the absence of other effective measures, close access to any building or facility or any portion thereof to other than those engaged in asbestos abatement and school asbestos abatement planning activities in which there have been found asbestos levels exceeding 0.01 fibers longer than 5 microns per cubic centimeter of air as determined by OSHA/NIOSH phase contrast optical microscopy methods.
III. Closure of access shall not occur until written notice has been provided to the owner or manager of the building or facility. The owner or manager shall be given the opportunity to appeal such action in accordance with RSA 541-A.
Source. 2000, 275:1, eff. July 1, 2000.