Washington State University
BUSINESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

PROPERTY
20.77
New 12-07
Surplus Stores
335-4630

Contaminated Surplus Property
Appendix 5A: Asbestos-Containing Materials

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ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS

See "Identification" below for a list of common materials which may contain asbestos.

Handling ACMs

Departments may offer asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) which are in good condition to Surplus Stores.

Departments are not required to remove ACM from items prior to surplusing. Examples include:

Identification

The following list includes examples of common items which may include asbestos-containing materials (ACM):

Acoustical material
Bunsen burners
Cabinets (fire resistant)
Filters
Fireproofing material
Gasketing (sheet and rope type)
Gloves (autoclave, high temperature)
Heating mantles and shields
Hot plates
Laboratory bench tops and fume hoods (interior transite panels)
Ovens (industrial and laboratory)
Safes (fire-resistant)
Sinks
Sterilizers
Textured surfacing material
Thermal system insulation (TSI), e.g., pipe insulation
Water baths
Wire mesh (only when visible imbedded ACM is present)

Item Evaluation

Form

If the department suspects that an item may contain ACM, the department must attach a completed Item Evaluation form to the item. To obtain copies of the evaluation form, complete and/or print the PDF master on 20.77.4.

Visual Evaluation

The department must perform an initial visual evaluation to see if the item contains ACM. See above.

Removal and Disposal of ACM

The department is responsible for contacting the WSU asbestos crew for evaluation and all costs associated with removal and disposal of the ACM; telephone 335-9097. See SPPM 5.22.

NOTE: Only employees certified as asbestos building inspectors in the state of Washington are allowed to remove ACM.

Notification of ACM

Surplus Stores must notify the potential purchaser of any ACM within the equipment prior to final sale. See above.