issues asbestos compliance order in PA
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
issued an administrative compliance order on March 31, 2011 to
the owner, Arsenal Associates, and the property management company,
Hankin Management, Inc., of the Arsenal Business Center, located
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
EPA’s order, which became effective on April
6, addressed alleged violations of Clean Air Act regulations
of demolition and renovation activities involving buildings with
asbestos-containing materials. The alleged violations were discovered
between September 2010 and March 2011.
The order alleged that Hankin and Arsenal
violated the Clean Air Act asbestos regulations by failing to
provide adequate notice to EPA of demolition/renovation projects
involving asbestos; failing to adequately wet all regulated asbestos
containing material which had been removed or stripped from the
site and to ensure that all of these materials remained adequately
wet until collected and contained in preparation for proper disposal;
and failing to properly dispose of asbestos-containing waste
material as soon as practical.