Burlington Board of Health

Hazardous Building Component Management Plan Policy

Prior to initiating any site renovation or demolition, the applicant/property owner must complete an accurate inventory and assessment of all hazardous building components present on site which may be disturbed by the proposed activities. The status of the following materials should be reviewed at this time: asbestos containing materials, abandoned chemicals, coolant gases such as freon, batteries associated with emergency lighting, fuels and storage tanks, hydraulic fluids associated with elevators or mechanical lifts, fluorescent light tubes, electric ballastís or transformers containing dielectric fluids, lead paint or materials contaminated with lead paint, mercury switches, building components contaminated by former operations at the site, or other potentially hazardous materials. This assessment must be completed by a state licensed or certified professional or comparable individual approved by the Board of Health. The assessment report should indicate the type of material present, the approximate amount, the general condition of the material, whether the material needs to be removed prior to renovation or demolition, and how the material will be removed and recycled/disposed. A copy of this report should be submitted to the Board of Health as part of the standard site plan review package. The Board of Health reserves the right to review and comment on the hazardous building component management plan. All applicants should be advised that the Board of Health recommends where possible that all hazardous building components be removed prior to initiating site renovation or demolition.

The applicant must also submit a copy of all disposal or recycling records to the Board of Health as confirmation that the materials have been properly managed during re-development activities. These records must be submitted to the Board of Health within fourteen (14) days after the initiation of renovation or demolition activities.

Failure to properly assess the hazardous building components or failure to provide the assessment documentation to the Board of Health may be cause for delaying the review and approval of re-development proposals. Failure to properly manage or recycle/dispose of the hazardous building components will be viewed as a violation of the local Toxic and Hazardous Materials Control bylaw and may result in the issuance of a $200 fine per violation per day of non-compliance. This may also be cause for the Board of Health to seek enforcement assistance from state and federal authorities.

 

This policy was adopted by the Board of Health on June 24, 1997 in accordance to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 111, section 31.

Inspection Checklist

1. Asbestos: present: yes____ no_____

type of material present_____________________________________________________

approximate amount present_________________________________________________

condition of material_______________________________________________________

will the material be removed prior to demolition or renovation______________________

how will the material be removed and recycled/disposed ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Additional comments/notes__________________________________________________
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2. Abandoned chemical: present: yes____ no_____

type of material present_____________________________________________________

approximate amount present_________________________________________________

condition of material_______________________________________________________

will the material be removed prior to demolition or renovation______________________

how will the material be removed and disposed/recycled ________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Additional comments/notes__________________________________________________
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3. Coolant gases (e.g. freon): present: yes____ no_____

type of material present_____________________________________________________

approximate amount present_________________________________________________

condition of material_______________________________________________________

will the material be removed prior to demolition or renovation______________________

how will the material be removed and disposed/recycled _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Additional comments/notes__________________________________________________
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4. Batteries (e.g. emergency lighting): present: yes____ no_____

type of material present_____________________________________________________

approximate amount present_________________________________________________

condition of material_______________________________________________________

will the material be removed prior to demolition or renovation______________________

how will the material be removed and disposed/recycled _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Additional comments/notes___________________________________________________________
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5. Fuels and storage tanks: present: yes____ no_____

type of material present_____________________________________________________

approximate amount present_________________________________________________

condition of material_______________________________________________________

will the material be removed prior to demolition or renovation______________________

how will the material be removed and disposed/recycled ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Additional comments/notes___________________________________________________________
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6. Hydraulic Fluids (e.g. mechanical lifts & elevators): present: yes____ no_____

type of material present_____________________________________________________

approximate amount present_________________________________________________

condition of material_______________________________________________________

will the material be removed prior to demolition or renovation______________________

how will the material be removed and disposed/recycled ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Additional comments/notes___________________________________________________________
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7. Fluorescent light tubes: present: yes____ no_____

type of material present_____________________________________________________

approximate amount present_________________________________________________

condition of material_______________________________________________________

will the material be removed prior to demolition or renovation______________________

how will the material be removed and disposed/recycled ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Additional comments/notes___________________________________________________________
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8. Dielectric Fluids (e.g. ballastís & transformers): present: yes____ no_____

type of material present_____________________________________________________

approximate amount present_________________________________________________

condition of material_______________________________________________________

will the material be removed prior to demolition or renovation______________________

how will the material be removed and disposed/recycled ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Additional comments/notes___________________________________________________________
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9. Mercury Switches: present: yes____ no_____

type of material present_____________________________________________________

approximate amount present_________________________________________________

condition of material_______________________________________________________

will the material be removed prior to demolition or renovation______________________

how will the material be removed and disposed/recycled ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Additional comments/notes___________________________________________________________
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Note: switches are commonly found in gas & oil furnaces, sump pumps, flow meters, appliances, and float switches. Have these areas been screened? ____________________

 

10. Building components contaminated by former site operations:

present: yes____ no_____

type of material present_____________________________________________________

approximate amount present_________________________________________________

condition of material_______________________________________________________

will the material be removed prior to demolition or renovation______________________

how will the material be removed and disposed/recycled ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Additional comments/notes___________________________________________________________
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11. Additional unspecified concerns or materials: present: yes____ no_____

type of material present_____________________________________________________

approximate amount present_________________________________________________

condition of material_______________________________________________________

will the material be removed prior to demolition or renovation______________________

how will the material be removed and disposed/recycled__________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Additional comments/notes___________________________________________________________
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12. Radioactive materials: (e.g. commonly found in self illuminating emergency lighting) present: yes______ no_________

type of material present_____________________________________________________

approximate amount present_________________________________________________

condition of material_______________________________________________________

will the material be removed prior to demolition or renovation______________________

how will the material be removed and disposed/recycled__________________________

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Additional comments/notes___________________________________________________________
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Form completed by: _______________________________________________________

Address of location assessed: ________________________________________________

Date: ___________________________________________________________________