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Section G-5
Hazardous Materials

If there is a possibility that hazardous materials may be, or are encountered on a project, the Joint Committee recommends that the Owner should retain the services of a qualified consultant to determine the extent and severity of the problem. The consultant will be responsible for recommending appropriate containment and/or removal methods. Additionally, the consultant will administer the containment and/or removal work which should be performed by a specialized abatement company contracted directly to the owner.

To the greatest extent possible, abatement work should be completed prior to the start of all other construction activities.

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History of Recommendation:
Reviewed July, 2010
Reviewed May, 1991
Approved May, 1990

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