Asbestos-Containing Materials Surveys– ODNR – Hocking County, Ohio

STONE performed surveys for the purpose of identifying asbestos-containing materials (ACM) at three locations for Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). These surveys were performed using Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) inspection and sampling protocol. An assessment report was written that summarized all of the information for each assessment.

Boch Hollow Nature Preserve – STONE performed asbestos surveys in three vacant residential structures. Two of the structures were slated to be demolished by controlled fire for local fire department training. Interior building materials include wallboard, drywall, skim coat, and rock on lathe plaster for walls and ceiling. Insulation and roofing samples were taken. The suspect ACM was observed and the condition, amount, and type of material were noted. The condition of the material was rated as to the extent of damage.

Hocking County Water Treatment Building – STONE performed this asbestos survey for the purpose of demolishing a water treatment building in Rockbridge, Ohio. The subject property consists of a vacant 400 square feet, single-story structure with a crawl space. Interior building materials include wood and plaster for the walls and ceiling. No ACM was identified in the water treatment building through sampling and polarized light microscopy (PLM) analysis and the recommendation was to proceed with submitting the prepared demolition notifications prior to demolition.

Hocking State Park Lodge and Campground Restroom – STONE performed a visual assessment of the boiler room at Hocking State Park Lodge to identify damaged or potential damaged areas of asbestos-containing material. Limited sampling was performed to confirm the presence of ACM and evaluate the areas of concern.

STONE also performed a comprehensive asbestos survey for the restroom located near the Hocking State Park Campground prior to major renovation. The survey consisted of a visual assessment and sampling of suspected ACM for subsequent laboratory analysis. This project was performed with a quick turnaround time to keep with ODNR’s proposed renovation schedule.

I just wanted to reach out to both of you & all of Stone for your outstanding effort, due diligence & professionalism on this project.

I’m certainly no ESA expert, but I was blown away by the detail contained in your report, especially given the tight timeframe that was required for delivery.

Please know that your work at Walnut Grove is very much appreciated by everyone here at POAH.

For the record, I am now a huge fan of Stone Environmental, and I hope we will continue our working relationship well into the future.

Doug Dempsey, POAH