Under Environmental Protection Agency regulations, any material containing more than 1 percent asbestos. There are different regulatory requirements depending on whether the ACM is friable or nonfriable.
Paul Fenwick, project director for the tunnels' owner the Tyne & Wear Integrated Transport Authority (TWITA) said: "Conditions in the tunnel have proved a lot worse than we anticipated and major works to treat asbestos containing materials, the presence of which we could have had no knowledge of before the works started, are now necessary if the tunnels are to continue to be an important transport link for future generations.
Jill Pearshouse, a solicitor at Lichfield-based Keelys, says there is already huge demand for these sur-veyors who will determine whether asbestos containing materials can be undisturbed and sealed in or whether they must be removed and disposed of by properly accredited contractors.
Tenders are invited for remove all asbestos containing materials in specified structures, properly removing and disposing all material (asbestos containing and other demolition related materials) at a licensed landfill, see attached file.
More details of what work is licensable, what training is necessary and how to undertake work with asbestos containing materials can be found in the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) "Work with materials containing Asbestos".