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DHS 159.20(4)(j) (j) Signature of an authorized company representative and the date of signature.
DHS 159.20(5) (5)Notification for planned renovation.
DHS 159.20(5)(a)(a) An asbestos company may submit notification for a planned renovation project, for a time period not to exceed 12 months, when the company anticipates that multiple sub-projects of a planned renovation will include asbestos abatement activities. A company submitting notification for a planned renovation shall subsequently submit notification for each asbestos sub-project that meets the notification requirements under sub. (1).
DHS 159.20(5)(b) (b) Notification for a sub-project to a notified planned renovation project shall include all of the following:
DHS 159.20(5)(b)1. 1. The company project number for the planned renovation from the original planned renovation notification.
DHS 159.20(5)(b)2. 2. The sequential number of the asbestos sub-project conducted under the planned renovation project.
DHS 159.20(5)(b)3. 3. All other asbestos abatement activity information required under sub. (2).
DHS 159.20 Note Note: Department notification forms are available on the department's website at www.dhs.wi.gov/asbestos or may be obtained from the Asbestos and Lead Unit: plicasbstoslead@dhs.state.wi.us; 608-261-6876; 1 W. Wilson St, Room 137, PO Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659.
DHS 159.20(6) (6)Notification of revised or cancelled project.
DHS 159.20(6)(a)(a) Whenever any information required under sub. (2) changes or when a project is cancelled, the asbestos company shall submit a revised notification to the department using a copy of the original notification with the following:
DHS 159.20(6)(a)1. 1. In the section labeled “notification type" on the notification form, either “cancellation" or “revision" checked and the number of the revision entered.
DHS 159.20(6)(a)2. 2. All revised information circled or highlighted.
DHS 159.20(6)(b) (b) A notification of revision or cancellation shall be submitted as soon as the need for revision or cancellation is known, accompanied by the appropriate fee if required under sub. (8) (b).
DHS 159.20(6)(c) (c) An asbestos abatement activity notification is considered expired once the abatement activity has been cancelled or the abatement activity end date has passed. A notification may be revised after it expires only if the project fails air clearance and re-cleaning is necessary. “Re-cleaning" shall be clearly stated on the revised notification form.
DHS 159.20(6)(d) (d) If an expired asbestos abatement activity is rescheduled, a new notification and fee is required.
DHS 159.20 Note Note: Submit revised notifications by fax, 608-266-9711; email, plicasbestoslead@dhs.state.wi.us or personal delivery to Room 137, 1 W. Wilson St, Madison, WI.
DHS 159.20(7) (7)Notification submittal.
DHS 159.20(7)(a)(a) Original asbestos abatement activity notification and planned renovation project notification and fees may be submitted by means of fax, email, personal delivery, delivery service, another method if approved by the department, or by U.S. postal service if postmarked at least 4 working days before the project start date. U.S. postal service may not be used when submitting notification less than 4 working days before the asbestos abatement activity start date.
DHS 159.20(7)(b) (b) Revised and cancelled asbestos abatement activity notification may be submitted by means of fax, email, personal delivery, or another method if approved by the department.
DHS 159.20(8) (8)Notification fees. The appropriate fee shall accompany the asbestos abatement activity notification.
DHS 159.20(8)(a) (a) For an original asbestos abatement activity notification, the following fees apply:
DHS 159.20(8)(a)1. 1. A $50 fee when submitted to the department 2 working days or more before the project start date. Notification submitted by U.S. postal service that is postmarked at least 4 working days before the project start date will be deemed in compliance with a 2 working day notification.
DHS 159.20(8)(a)2. 2. A $100 fee when submitted to the department less than 2 working days before the project start date.
DHS 159.20(8)(b) (b) For revisions to an asbestos abatement activity notification, the following fees apply:
DHS 159.20(8)(b)1. 1. A $50 fee when a revision to an earlier start date is submitted to the department less than 2 working days before the new start date.
DHS 159.20(8)(b)2. 2. No fee is required with any other revision submitted to the department.
DHS 159.20(8)(c) (c) For an original planned renovation project or sub-project notification, the following fees apply:
DHS 159.20(8)(c)1. 1. A $100 fee for an original planned renovation project notification.
DHS 159.20(8)(c)2. 2. A $50 fee for a sub-project notification when submitted to the department less than 2 working days before the sub-project start date.
DHS 159.20(8)(c)3. 3. No fee for a sub-project notification when submitted to the department 2 working days or more before the sub-project start date.
DHS 159.20(8)(d) (d) An asbestos abatement activity notification fee shall be paid by the following means:
DHS 159.20(8)(d)1. 1. When submitting notification by fax or email, payment shall be made by credit or debit charge to VISA or MasterCard.
DHS 159.20(8)(d)2. 2. When submitting notification by personal delivery, delivery service, or U.S. postal service, payment may be made by check, money order, or credit or debit charge to VISA or MasterCard.
DHS 159.20(8)(d)3. 3. The department does not accept cash payment.
DHS 159.20(8)(d)4. 4. Payment by check or money order shall be made payable to “Department of Health Services" or “DHS".
DHS 159.20(8)(e) (e) A person who submits a fee that is not honored by a financial institution may be required to submit the fee in a form of payment that is guaranteed by a financial institution and to pay any processing charges.
DHS 159.20(8)(f) (f) Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
DHS 159.20(8)(g) (g) A school that is subject to AHERA regulations is exempt from notification fees when the asbestos abatement activity is conducted solely by a school district employee.
DHS 159.20 Note Note: Submit notification to Asbestos and Lead Unit: 1 W. Wilson St, Room 137, PO Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659; (fax) 608-266-9711; plicasbestoslead@dhs.state.wi.us. For notification submitted by fax or email payment may be made only by credit or debit charge to a VISA or MasterCard.
DHS 159.20 History History: CR 08-036: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 5-1-09.
DHS 159.21 DHS 159.21 Responsibilities when conducting asbestos abatement. Except when certification is not required under s. DHS 159.06, an asbestos company shall ensure compliance with the following when conducting an asbestos abatement activity:
DHS 159.21(1) (1)Protection of public health. The asbestos company shall protect the health of occupants, visitors, workers, and any other persons near an asbestos abatement activity by using documented engineering controls and work practices that prevent the release of asbestos fibers into the air.
DHS 159.21(1)(a) (a) For all asbestos abatement activities, the company shall follow work practice standards established by DNR under s. NR 447.08, by OSHA under 29 CFR 1926.1101, and by the Wisconsin department of safety and professional services under ch. SPS 332.
DHS 159.21(1)(b) (b) For asbestos abatement activities involving the exterior of a structure, the company shall use appropriate engineering controls to prevent asbestos debris and fibers from entering the interior of the structure.
DHS 159.21(2) (2)Project log. The company shall maintain a project log onsite for each workday of an asbestos abatement activity. The daily project log shall include the date, project number as identified on the notification form required under s. DHS 159.20, project address, printed name and certification number of the site supervisor, and the printed name, signature, reason for entry, department certification number, if appropriate, and the in and out times for each person who enters the regulated area.
DHS 159.21(3) (3)Occupant protection plan. A written occupant protection plan shall be posted in plain view outside each regulated area when the structure on which the asbestos abatement activity is being conducted is occupied or furnished. The plan shall be written on a form provided or approved by the department and shall describe how occupants and furnishings will be protected from exposure to asbestos fibers during the asbestos abatement activity and shall include all of the following:
DHS 159.21(3)(a) (a) The name, address, and telephone number of the company conducting the asbestos abatement activity.
DHS 159.21(3)(b) (b) The address of the property where the project is being conducted and the name and telephone number of the property contact person.
DHS 159.21(3)(c) (c) The project starting and ending dates and work schedule or shifts.
DHS 159.21(3)(d) (d) A statement that only authorized persons using appropriate personal protection may enter regulated areas.
DHS 159.21(3)(e) (e) A description of the engineering controls that will be used to prevent contamination of the structure, including the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems.
DHS 159.21(3)(f) (f) A description of any clearance activities that will be conducted.
DHS 159.21 Note Note: Occupant protection forms are available on the department's website at www.dhs.wi.gov/asbestos or may be obtained from the Asbestos and Lead Unit: plicasbstoslead@dhs.state.wi.us; 608-261-6876; 1 W. Wilson St, Room 137, PO Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659.
DHS 159.21(4) (4)Worker supervision. The asbestos company shall ensure that each asbestos worker conducting asbestos abatement activities has direct onsite supervision by an asbestos supervisor certified under this chapter and that each exterior asbestos worker conducting asbestos abatement activities has direct onsite supervision by an asbestos supervisor or exterior asbestos supervisor certified under this chapter.
DHS 159.21(5) (5)Verification of worker certification status. The asbestos company shall verify that each individual who conducts or supervises an asbestos abatement or asbestos management activity for the company is certified in the appropriate discipline required for the activity.
DHS 159.21(6) (6)Supervisor authority. The asbestos supervisor or exterior asbestos supervisor shall have the authority to shut down an asbestos abatement activity or take other prompt corrective measures to eliminate asbestos hazards and to ensure compliance with asbestos regulations.
DHS 159.21 History History: CR 08-036: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 5-1-09; correction in (1) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., 7., Stats., Register January 2012 No. 673.
DHS 159.22 DHS 159.22 Responsibilities when providing an accredited training course. An asbestos company that is a training provider shall ensure compliance with all of the following:
DHS 159.22(1) (1)Course advertising. Advertisement for a training course shall include the name and address of the training provider as it appears on the application for training course accreditation submitted to the department, or as later changed by notification to the department.
DHS 159.22(2) (2)Course changes. The training provider shall submit proposed course changes to training course curriculum, including student manuals, instructor manuals, audiovisual materials and course tests, to the department for review and approval before implementing such changes in a class.
DHS 159.22(3) (3)Transfer of course ownership. A training provider may transfer ownership of an accredited training course if the transfer is requested by the training provider and the person to whom the course is being transferred, and a transfer fee of $50 is paid to the department.
DHS 159.22(4) (4)Disposition of training records. The training provider, upon closing its business or ceasing to offer an accredited training course, shall give the department an opportunity to take possession of relevant training records.
DHS 159.22 Note Note: Submit changes to Asbestos and Lead Unit: 1 W. Wilson St, Room 137, PO Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659; (fax) 608-266-9711; plicasbestoslead@dhs.state.wi.us.
DHS 159.22(5) (5)Quality control. To ensure that training courses, principal instructors and guest instructors remain in compliance with this chapter, the training provider shall implement a quality control plan that includes the following:
DHS 159.22(5)(a) (a) Annual review and update, as needed, of training materials and course tests.
DHS 159.22(5)(b) (b) Annual compilation and review of student-completed course evaluation forms with course improvements made to address student concerns.
DHS 159.22(6) (6)Class schedule notification.
DHS 159.22(6)(a)(a) Submittal requirements. The training provider shall submit class schedule notification using the department online database at least 10 working days before the class starting date. If a temporary computer problem prevents use of the Internet to submit class schedule notification, the training provider shall notify the department by email, fax, or telephone using a form obtained from the department. The class schedule notification shall include all of the following:
DHS 159.22(6)(a)1. 1. The name of the training provider.
DHS 159.22(6)(a)2. 2. The course discipline and whether it is an initial or refresher course.
DHS 159.22(6)(a)3. 3. The class location, including city, street address, and building name and room number if applicable.
DHS 159.22(6)(a)4. 4. The class start and end dates.
DHS 159.22(6)(a)5. 5. The class daily start and end times.
DHS 159.22(6)(a)6. 6. The name of the principal instructor.
DHS 159.22 Note Note: Instructions for completing the course schedule notification form on the Internet may be obtained from the Asbestos and Lead Unit at plicasbestoslead@dhs.state.wi.us or 608-261-6876.
DHS 159.22 Note Note: To submit class schedule notification when Internet submittal is not available: 608-261-6876, plicasbestoslead@dhs.state.wi.us; (fax) 608-266-9711.
DHS 159.22 Note Note: Class schedule notification forms for use only if Internet access is interrupted may be obtained from the Asbestos and Lead Unit at 608-261-6876 or fax 608-266-9711.
DHS 159.22(6)(b) (b) Department approval for a class scheduled less than 10 days in advance. The training provider shall contact the department by telephone and obtain verbal approval before scheduling a class less than 10 days in advance. The department may grant or deny approval at its discretion.
DHS 159.22(6)(c) (c) Class change or cancellation. Whenever any required class notification information changes or when a training class is cancelled, the training provider shall revise the online class schedule notification form. When the change or cancellation is made less than 10 working days before the scheduled class starting date, the provider shall also notify the department by telephone as soon as the need for revision or cancellation is known.
DHS 159.22 Note Note: To notify the department about a class scheduled with less than 10 working days notification or to advise the department of a revision to a class notification, contact the Asbestos and Lead Unit by telephone at 608-261-6876.
DHS 159.22(7) (7)Student admissions. Before admitting a student into a class, the training provider shall do the following:
DHS 159.22(7)(a) (a) Verify student age. Verify that each student is at least 18 years of age or will attain 18 years of age no later than 12 months after completing training.
DHS 159.22(7)(b) (b) Examine student identification. Examine at least one form of official photo identification. The training provider shall also verify that the individual who presents identification bears a reasonable likeness to the photograph. The following forms of photo identification may be accepted:
DHS 159.22(7)(b)1. 1. Driver's license.
DHS 159.22(7)(b)2. 2. Identification card issued by the U.S. military, or a federal, state, local, or tribal agency.
DHS 159.22(7)(b)3. 3. U.S. and foreign issued passports.
DHS 159.22(7)(b)4. 4. Permanent resident alien card.
DHS 159.22(7)(c) (c) Document student identification. Record the type of identification examined, the name of the issuing agency, the identification number, the student's full name as it appears on the identification, and the student's date of birth.
DHS 159.22(7)(d) (d) Photograph student. Take a digital, color photograph of the student for inclusion on the training certificate issued under sub. (17) and submittal to the department with the training class student data required under sub. (18). The photograph shall be a clear, passport-style, shot of the student's face and upper torso. The student may not be permitted to wear any hat, dark glasses, or other item that obstructs the view of the student's hair and facial features when the photograph is being taken. A copy of the student photograph shall be saved electronically and the filename shall include the student's first and last name.
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