15 USC 2642 - Definitions

For purposes of this subchapter
(1) Accredited asbestos contractor 
The term accredited asbestos contractor means a person accredited pursuant to the provisions of section 2646 of this title.
(2) Administrator 
The term Administrator means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
(3) Asbestos 
The term asbestos means asbestiform varieties of
(A) chrysotile (serpentine),

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(B) crocidolite (riebeckite),
(C) amosite (cummingtonite-grunerite),
(D) anthophyllite,
(E) tremolite, or
(F) actinolite.
(4) Asbestos-containing material 
The term asbestos-containing material means any material which contains more than 1 percent asbestos by weight.
(5) EPA guidance document 
The term Guidance for Controlling Asbestos-Containing Material in Buildings, means the Environmental Protection Agency document with such title as in effect on March 31, 1986.
(6) Friable asbestos-containing material 
The term friable asbestos-containing material means any asbestos-containing material applied on ceilings, walls, structural members, piping, duct work, or any other part of a building which when dry may be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure. The term includes non-friable asbestos-containing material after such previously non-friable material becomes damaged to the extent that when dry it may be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure.
(7) Local educational agency 
The term local educational agency means
(A) any local educational agency as defined in section 7801 of title 20,

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(B) the owner of any private, nonprofit elementary or secondary school building, and
(C) the governing authority of any school operated under the defense dependents education system provided for under the Defense Dependents Education Act of 1978 (20 U.S.C. 921 et seq.).
(8) Most current guidance document 
The term most current guidance document means the Environmental Protection Agencys Guidance for Controlling Asbestos-Containing Material in Buildings as modified by the Environmental Protection Agency after March 31, 1986.
(9) Non-profit elementary or secondary school 
The term non-profit elementary or secondary school means any elementary or secondary school (as defined in section 7801 of title 20) owned and operated by one or more nonprofit corporations or associations no part of the net earnings of which inures, or may lawfully inure, to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.
(10) Public and commercial building 
The term public and commercial building means any building which is not a school building, except that the term does not include any residential apartment building of fewer than 10 units.
(11) Response action 
The term response action means methods that protect human health and the environment from asbestos-containing material. Such methods include methods described in chapters 3 and 5 of the Environmental Protection Agencys Guidance for Controlling Asbestos-Containing Materials in Buildings.
(12) School 
The term school means any elementary or secondary school as defined in section 7801 of title 20.
(13) School building 
The term school building means
(A) any structure suitable for use as a classroom, including a school facility such as a laboratory, library, school eating facility, or facility used for the preparation of food,
(B) any gymnasium or other facility which is specially designed for athletic or recreational activities for an academic course in physical education,
(C) any other facility used for the instruction of students or for the administration of educational or research programs, and
(D) any maintenance, storage, or utility facility, including any hallway, essential to the operation of any facility described in subparagraphs (A), (B), or (C).
(14) State 
The term State means a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Marianas, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and the Virgin Islands.