Portsmouth Ohio

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How long do I have to wait before I can begin the demolition?

If the local EPA office reviews the application and determines that the asbestos notification requirement DOES NOT apply, you must wait at least 14 days after the date of the extermination and the certificate is issued before you can begin demolition.  After the 14 day waiting period, which is to give the chemicals or baits used in the extermination process sufficient time to work, the Code Enforcement Officer will inspect the location and determine if there is evidence that the structure remains infested.  If no vermin activity is observed, the Code Enforcement Officer will issue the extermination certificate immediately.  You must then take the certificate to the Department of Engineering who will advise you if you can proceed with the demolition.  However if there is evidence that the extermination was not effective you will be required to have the structure exterminated again. 

If the local EPA office reviews the application and determines that the asbestos notification requirement DOES apply, they will contact you with further instructions on who to contact to have the asbestos evaluation done.  After samples of suspect material are analyzed, a lab report will be submitted to the local EPA office, which will work with the contractor to ensure that the structure is razed safely and all demolition material is tracked to an approved landfill.  The Code Enforcement Officer cannot inspect the location until the local EPA office signs off on the application that all lab reports and notification procedures have been completed.

 

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