Guide 18, Specifying Containment
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This guide is intended to assist those who specify, design, construct, or monitor the effectiveness of containments and environmental monitoring procedures on projects where lead-containing coatings are being disturbed. It provides users with a series of steps for gathering and organizing information about a specific lead paint removal operation in order to select the type of containment and the environmental monitoring strategy that will result in the least risk to the public and the environment.
This guide describes a six-step process to assist in determining the type of containment system and the level of environmental monitoring that should be specified on a project-specific basis when removing coatings that contain lead. The selection of the containment and monitoring strategies is based on an assessment of the type of paint removal method that will be used and the potential impact of the operations on the public, other workers in the area, and the environment.