Regulations On Asbestos And Asbestos Products Resulting From Environmental Pollution And Asbestos Waste Management

Original Language Title: Noteikumi par azbesta un azbesta izstrādājumu ražošanas radīto vides piesārņojumu un azbesta atkritumu apsaimniekošanu

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 332 Riga 2006 (April 25. No 24 40. §) rules on asbestos and asbestos products resulting from environmental pollution and asbestos waste management Issued under the waste management Act, article 7, paragraph 7, and the law "on pollution" in article 11 the second paragraph of point 6 (I). General questions 1. determines: 1.1. asbestos and asbestos products manufacturing pollution prevention and reduction;
1.2. asbestos waste management procedures. 2. the rules apply to persons who perform actions with asbestos-fibrous hydrous materials or in materials containing asbestos fibres: crocidolite (blue asbestos), aktinolīt, antopilīt, krizotil (white asbestos), amosit (brown asbestos), tremolīt, as well as raw asbestos-product resulting from the primary crushing of asbestos ore. 3. A Person who performs transactions with asbestos (hereinafter operator) regulations in the order requested and received permission, which outlines these rules determine the emission limit values and the requirements for the management of asbestos waste, if it conducts or intends to conduct the following activities: 3.1 produces asbestos and asbestos products manufactured using equipment that use or handle more than 100 kilograms of raw asbestos per year or asbestos, industrial processing and producing asbestos , asbestos, asbestos-cement products, asbestos, friction materials, increasing asbestos filters, asbestos, asbestos paper and cardboard swivels, packaging and reinforcement materials, asbestos floor coverings, or asbestos fillers;
3.2. the disposal and recycling of waste containing asbestos. 4. the Operator who manufactured asbestos-containing products (activities which are liable to release asbestos into the environment), submitted to the national environment service regional environmental administration communication indicating that asbestos-containing products are made and what is the quantity of asbestos used. 5. Prohibited the placing on the market and use of asbestos and products containing asbestos fibres, consistent with the laws on dangerous chemicals and hazardous chemical product use and marketing restrictions and prohibitions. II. emission limit values to asbestos asbestos 6. emission limit value of 0.1 milligrams of asbestos in the air to the air to cubic meters. 7. National Environment Service regional environmental administration permission determines the frequency of measurements of the emissions of asbestos into the air. Measurements shall be made not less frequently than every six months. If the operator does not take regular measurements this provision referred to in paragraph 6 of the emission limit value refers to the total emissions of particulate matter. Permission to add the schema that contains the sampling points. 8. Waste water resulting from the use of asbestos, to purify water prior to disposal. 9. emission limit value of asbestos in water is 30 grams of the total quantity of suspended matter per cubic metre of discharged waste water. 10. National Environment Service regional environmental administration in each permit shall set emission limit, expressed as total water output of the suspended quantity per product tonne. 11. National Environment Service regional environmental administration permission determines the frequency of measurements of asbestos emissions into water, as well as the measuring spot. 12. to control emissions compliance with these rules and with the emission limit values laid down in the permit the emission limits laid down by the operator and the State Environment Department will use this rule set out in the annex to the provisions for the sampling and methods of analysis or other methods, which gives equivalent results. Laboratory analysis is carried out, which is accredited by the national agency "Latvian National Accreditation Bureau" and comply with the national standard LVS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (A) "the competence of testing and calibration laboratories-General requirements". III. Asbestos waste management 13. During transportation and burying the waste containing asbestos fibres or dust, carrier or operator the handles, packed and overlap in such a way as to prevent asbestos fibres or dust into the environment. 14. the waste producer or holder ensures waste containing asbestos (fibers or dust) packaging and labelling according to the legislation on hazardous chemicals and the use of dangerous chemical products and trade restrictions and prohibitions. 15. Asbestos-containing construction waste and other waste containing asbestos allowed only municipal waste to be disposed of in a landfill or landfill in separate compartments, which only accepts asbestos-containing waste according to the regulations on the installation of landfill and waste management. 16. the implementation of the provisions of the national environmental control service and the national environment service regional environmental management. IV. final question 17. Be declared unenforceable in the Cabinet of Ministers of 2 October 2001, Regulation No 425 "regulations on asbestos and asbestos products resulting from environmental pollution and asbestos waste management" (Latvian journal, 2001, 143 no; 2004, nr. 52). Informative reference to European Union directive rules included provisions deriving from Council of 19 March 1987 the Directive 87/217/EEC on the prevention and reduction of environmental pollution by asbestos. Prime Minister a. Halloween Environment Minister r. vējonis annex Cabinet of 25 April 2006, regulations No 332 methods of sampling and analysis I. Sampling and method of analysis of asbestos emissions into water 1. Reference method: 1.1. reference method is through a 0.45 μm filtering membrane filters followed by drying of the 105 ° C and weighing. Express the results in mg/l with the reference method determines the total quantity of suspended matter (filterable matter from the non precipitated sample);
1.2. the samples must represent the emissions within 24 hours;
1.3. the accuracy of the results must be within ± 5%, the reproducibility must be ± 10%.
II. Methods of sampling and analysis for the emissions of asbestos into the air 2. Gravimetric method: gravimetric method with 2.1 can measure the total quantity of particulate matter emitted through the discharge ducts;
2.2. If necessary, the measurements of the concentration measured or evaluated the concentration of asbestos in the solid particles;
2.3. the samples shall be taken before any dilution of the measured flow;
2.4. in order to verify compliance with the emission limit values, at least two measurements shall be made under the same isokinetic conditions. The results of measurement must not differ by more than 20%;
2.5. sampling equipment in normal operation mode;
2.6. samples shall be taken where there is a steady flow of air. If possible, the worker, as well as preventing water barriers that would stop the air flow;
2.7. air channels that are sampled, generates the appropriate openings and pads;
2.8. before sampling size air temperature and pressure, as well as the flow rate of the air channel. The air temperature and pressure is usually measured along the sampling line, as is the normal flow rate. If necessary, the size of the water vapour concentration so that you can adjust accordingly;
2.9. taking air samples from an air channel that contains asbestos dust, filter and measure the asbestos content in solid particles remaining in the filter: 2.9.1. first make sure that the tube is not airtight and that there are no leaks, which would result in measurement errors. Carefully reseal the sampling nozzle and trigger the sampler pump. Outflow rate does not exceed 1% of the normal sample flow;
2.9.2. Isokinetic sampling conditions;
2.9.3. the duration of sampling shall depend on the type of process being monitored and the sampling tubes, but it should be sufficient to ensure the necessary quantity of the substance in the collection;
2.9.4. when the sampler filter is not in the sampler tip around, collect the materials deposited in the probe;
2.9.5. the sampling point and the number of points where samples must be taken shall be determined in accordance with Latvian national standard LVS ISO 9096:2004 "stationary source emissions-mass concentration of particulate matter in the manual";
2.10. the choice of the sampling filter that is applied to the methods of analysis. Gravimetric method using glass fibre filter. Filtering efficiency shall be at least 99% and is fixed to the DOP test using an aerosol with particles of 0.3 μm in diameter;
2.11. use appropriate high precision balance. To ensure correct results, carefully conditioned filters before and after sampling;
2.12. for each sample record temperature, pressure and air flow, air channel, volume, also checked out the results of the calculation method used. The results shall be expressed in accordance with normal temperature (273 K) and normal pressure (101.3 kPa).
3. The method of counting fibres: 3.1 when using the method of counting fibres, to check the conformity of emission of these rules laid down in point 6 of the emission limit values, use the conversion factor of two fibres per millilitre is 0.1 mg/m3 of asbestos dust;
3.2. asbestos fibres is that fibre width not greater than three micrometers, a length of more than five micrometres and a length/width ratio greater than 3:1 and which is countable by phase contrast optical microscope, the fibers using the method for counting according to the laws and regulations on labor protection requirements for working with asbestos;

3.3. choice of the method of counting fibres, which can measure the concentration of fibres of the exhaust gases;
3.4. sampling shall be carried out before any dilution of the measured flow;
3.5. the sampling takes place while the installation in normal mode;
3.6. samples shall be taken where there is a steady flow of air. If possible, the worker, as well as preventing water barriers that would stop the air flow;
3.7. the air channels, sampling, which generates the appropriate openings and pads;
3.8. before sampling size air temperature and pressure, as well as the flow rate of the air channel. The air temperature and pressure is usually measured along the sampling line, as is the normal flow rate. If necessary, the size of the water vapour concentration so that you can adjust accordingly;
3.9. taking air samples from an air channel that contains asbestos dust, filter and measure the asbestos content in solid particles remaining in the filter: 3.9.1. first make sure that the tube is not airtight and that there are no leaks, which occurred during the measurement errors. Carefully reseal the sampling nozzle and trigger the sampler pump. Outflow rate does not exceed 1% of the normal sample flow;
3.9.2. samples inside the emission duct under isokinetic conditions;
3.9.3. the duration of sampling shall depend on the growth process and the sampling nozzle used, but must be sufficient to ensure that look collection filter has 100 gu-600 countable asbestos fibres on 1 mm2;
3.9.4. the sampling point and the number of points where samples must be taken shall be determined in accordance with Latvian national standard LVS ISO 9096:2004 "stationary source emissions-mass concentration of particulate matter in the manual";
3.10. the sampling filter of choice that is suitable for the measurement technique. The method of counting fibres using membrane filters (mixed esters of cellulose or cellulose nitrate membranes) with a nominal pore size 5 µm, printed squares and a diameter of 25 mm. Sampling filter has a filtration efficiency of 99% with respect to countable asbestos fibres;
3.11. for each sample record temperature, pressure and air flow, air channel, volume, also checked out the results of the calculation method used. The results shall be expressed in accordance with normal temperature (273 K) and normal pressure (101.3 kPa). Minister for the environment r. vējonis