PCB-Containing Building Material Management
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were widely used in building materials until 1979 when they were banned by EPA. Since many University buildings were constructed during that time, this is a major program.
The University's policy is management in-place, meaning contaminated materials are only handled or removed when found or affected by renovations, demolitions or are damaged. Several federal and state agencies regulate PCB building material-related activities including US EPA, PA DEP and OSHA.
EHS provides or coordinates the following services or components of the program:
- Inspections, surveys and hazard assessments (Contact: Mike Burke [primary] or Steve Rohrbach [backup]).
- Contractor project design, cost estimating, specification / bid document preparation, planning (Contact: Steve Rohrbach [primary] or Mike Burke [backup]).
- Contractor prequalification, in conjunction with OPP (Contact: Steve Rohrbach).
- Consultant prequalification (Contact: Steve Rohrbach/Mike Burke).
- Project and sample data management (Contact: Mike Burke/Steve Rohrbach)