Project Description: NCES conduct 37 large buildings hazards inspections surveys to identify the presence, location, and quantity of asbestos-containing building material (ACBM), lead-containing paint (LCP), lead contaminated soils (LCS), polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-containing components (e.g. fluorescent light ballasts), universal waste (mercury-containing materials, batteries) and other regulated and/or hazardous materials (e.g., Freon) potentially used in the construction of the above referenced facility. The purpose of the survey was to identify regulated materials in support of the proposed demolition of the facility. This survey was performed in accordance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
Lead-Containing Paints: Representative sampling was conducted of suspect LCP so contractors could identify the location and quantity of lead (Pb) in surface coatings that may impact their work. Samples of suspect LCP were analyzed in-situ with a hand-held, direct-reading Niton X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrum analyzer. XRF analysis indicates that two of the 15 samples analyzed contain concentrations of lead greater than the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) lead-based classification guideline of 1.0 milligram per square centimeter (mg/cm²).