Technical Bulletins Issued
5/12/2015 – Please see attached Technical Bulletin Dense Pack Slopes of a change in Program eligibility of dense packed roof assemblies.
10/21/2013 – Please see the attached Vermiculite Technical Bulletin regarding the testing of vermiculite insulation. In brief, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) released a guidance letter on July 9, 2013 stating that there is no approved analytical method for testing loose bulk vermiculite and it should be treated as asbestos containing material (ACM).
To access the NYSDOH July 9th letter, please visit the following link: http://www.labor.state.ny.us/workerprotection/safetyhealth/PDFs/Asbestos/Vermiculite%20Interim%20Guidance%207.9.13.pdf
For additional resources, please access the links below:
– EPA’s website: http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/
– Current Best Practices for Vermiculite Attic Insulation Brochure: http://www.epa.gov/retailindustry/buildings/insulationbrochure2-1.pdf
– Zonolite Attic Insulation (ZAI) Trust: http://www.zonoliteatticinsulation.com/
The Trust may provide a reimbursement contribution of 55% of the abatement cost for eligible Claimants up to a ceiling of 55% of a $7,500 removal bill (or $4,125). For example, if you spent $7,500 removing and replacing the insulation, you are potentially eligible for the maximum reimbursement of $4,125. If you spent $3,000 for abatement and re-insulation, you are potentially eligible for reimbursement of $1,650 (55% of $3,000).
4/18/2013 – Please see the attached Technical-Bulletin_CSST-Grounding regarding requirements for the grounding of corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) for gas supply lines.