|Action||Amendment to Asbestos Licensing Regulations|
|Comment Period||Ends 6/27/2008|
Contractors hiring testing firms on regular basis.
The conflict of interest form pertains to inspections/designs not monitoring. The regulations state that the owner should hire the testing firm independently from the contractor. We believe contractors are hiring the testing firms using the form to declare no conflict. The new regs should clarify this is not allowed, the owner must hire the testing firm, to ensure no conflicts.
Owners, Monitors, and Contractors
There should be a statement to the contractors or in the regs, what should a contractor do if they are hired by the owner, only to find out the owner refuses to hire and/or pay a monitor. The owner is given notice, the contractor gets the forms, the contractor shows up only to find no monitor has actually been hired. Since the owner is under obligation to hire the monitor, is the contractor under obligation to report when no monitor is hired (or shows up) and could the contractor lose their license if they proceed with no monitor or if they do not proceed, but do not notify the Commonwealth? I can see some contractors ending up between the old rock and a hard place.
Asbestos Contractors hireing air testing and montoring firms
Proposed Changes to Asbestos Regulations