Information for Michigan
The meth lab and meth use epidemic has spread across the continent in recent years affecting urban and rural communities alike. The Michigan Department of Community Health instituted guidelines for the clean up of clandestine drug laboratories on June 5 2007. The requirements recommend that a Certified Industrial Hygienist or CIH conduct the site assessment and develop the clean up plan for the property if determined hazardous. The decontamination procedures are less clear as to how the contractor reduces the level of contamination, however they must reach levels of 0.5ug/100cm2 or below to be deemed acceptable. Check local health departments, counties and/or cities for additional clean up requirements.
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Established in 2007, the Cleanup of Clandestine Drug Laboratory Guidance require contractors to complete OSHA HAZWOPER training. They recommend that the consultant who conducts the preliminary site assessment be a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). Negative air containment is required during decontamination process. Porous materials including carpet/carpet pad, non-washable household items/furniture, and acoustical ceiling tiles are to be removed and disposed of in a Type II landfill. Textured “Popcorn” ceilings may sealed with a spray-on asbestos encapsulating product. All other surfaces need to be double washed and rinsed (minimum). Encapsulation of porous structural surfaces of cement or brick is required and allowed on other surfaces, it does not appear to indicate when this is done but implies prior to post testing. In order to achieve clearance post samples must be 0.5ug/100cm² or below, it does not specifically state that clearance sampling needs to be completed by a CIH. The guidelines seem to be specific to meth labs and do not address user sites.
Michigan Department of Community Health
P.O. Box 30195, Lansing MI 48909
The DEA has kept a catalog of properties since 2004 across the nation of locations of clandestine meth lab busts completed by their department, check to see if your property is on their list:
EPA Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup
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