containing paint. In addition, projects involving work at existing
rifle ranges shall be suspected of involving the cleaning of surfaces
which are lead contaminated. The A/E shall make all reasonable
efforts to investigate, detect and evaluate such paint and surfaces
during the site investigation phase of the project. Such efforts
shall include retrieval of samples from areas of the work and lab
analysis that assures detection of lead containing paint or lead
The A/E shall ensure that sampling of paint or surfaces suspected of
containing lead is performed by or under the direction of an American
Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) certified industrial hygienist.
The A/E provided laboratory that analyzes the collected samples shall
be accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).
Persons performing the analyses shall be successful participants in
the AIHA Proficiency Analytical Testing (PAT) program and have
demonstrated proficiency in lead analysis. The A/E or company taking
samples shall comply with all safety and environmental regulations
during field investigations and take precautions to protect human
health and the environment as required by federal, state and local
If the paint or surfaces prove to contain lead, the A/E shall include
provisions for incidental contact with or removal of such
contamination in the construction bid package as follows:
a) The project drawings shall clearly show location, extent and
form of lead containing painted materials or lead contamination to be
removed or in contact with other removals or new work.
b) The project specification shall include section NFGS-02090,
"Removal and Disposal of Lead-Containing Paint", or NFGS 02071, "Lead
Removal and Disposal", edited as required for the project.
c) The A/E prepared construction cost estimate shall include
sufficient costs for lead containing paint or lead contamination
removal and disposal in accordance with all safety and environmental
regulations. Detailed breakdown of lead containing paint or lead
contamination related costs, by type, shall be included in the backup
cost estimate and a separate line item shall be included in the cost
estimate summary sheets.
d) The construction contract documents and the removal of lead
containing paint or lead contamination shall conform to the
requirements of the federal, state, and local governments; the A/E is
responsible for the determination of all such requirements for the
respective project site. In addition, state and local
regulations/statutes must be researched to determine whether:
1) An "independent" monitoring firm must be retained by
the Navy during construction.
2) Protocol required for clearance or final air sampling
(i.e., settled/surface dust).
3) Analysis using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
(AA) is required and when.