2019 Alaska Statutes
Title 18. Health, Safety, Housing, Human Rights, and Public Defender
Chapter 31. Asbestos
Article 3. Naturally Occurring Asbestos.
Sec. 18.31.250. Use of materials containing naturally occurring asbestos.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 18.31.250 (2019)

(a) A principal construction contractor or, in the absence of an identified principal construction contractor, person having legal authority for the design and construction of a project may qualify for immunity in a civil action under AS 09.65.245(a)(2) for the use of gravel or other aggregate material that, when tested using a bulk test method prescribed by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities by regulation, is determined to have a content equal to or greater than 0.25 percent of naturally occurring asbestos by mass.

(b) To qualify for the immunity provided under AS 09.65.245(a)(2), before initiating a construction project not subject to AS 44.42.410(b) that is within an area designated by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities under AS 44.42.400(b) or (c) and that will use gravel or other aggregate material that contains naturally occurring asbestos, the principal construction contractor or, in the absence of an identified principal construction contractor, the person having legal authority for the design and construction of the project shall prepare and submit to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities specific project plans demonstrating compliance with the standards adopted by the department under AS 44.42.420 and the requirements of the site-specific use plan under AS 44.42.410. Before extraction of gravel or other aggregate material may begin, the plan must be approved and returned to the contractor by the department.

(c) To preserve the immunity provided under AS 09.65.245(a)(2), the principal construction contractor or, in the absence of an identified principal construction contractor, the person having legal authority for the design and construction of the project shall adhere to the site-specific use plan approved by the department and the monitoring and mitigation plan created by the department.

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