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UPADTE ON ABATEMENT 04.28.12

Posted by: admin on: April 28, 2012

Update Summary

The SCA has completed the abatement on the exterior ‘opening ‘of Room 404.

The the “All Clear” fax for re-occupancy from the air testing they perform during the abatement process is scheduled to be emailed to us this evening.

They have concluded the abatement for this weekend.

They were not able to get to rooms 402, and 400, or confirm when rooms 302, 300, 203, 202, 200 will be done this coming week as previously scheduled. They will advise us of the remaining schedule on Monday.

 

We urge you to read our full communication with the SCA below;

From: ALEX LEMPERT <ALEMPERT@nycsca.org>

Subject: RE: Friday’s Abatement Work

Date: April 28, 2012 4:55:37 PM EDT

To: Health+Safety <ps29bkhealthandsafety@gmail.com>

Cc: LORRAINE GRILLO <LGRILLO@nycsca.org>, YVETTE KNIGHT <YKNIGHT@nycsca.org>, CARL COLOMBO <CCOLOMBO@NYCSCA.ORG>, GENTILE A. JOHN <JGENTILE@NYCSCA.ORG>, Woods Melanie (15K029) <mwoods4@schools.nyc.gov>, JEFFREY SIMMONS <JSIMMONS@nycsca.org>

 

Abatement work scheduled for room 404 is complete.

 

As for as the remaining questions related to scheduling, we will advise you on Monday.

 

Th.


From: Health+Safety [mailto:ps29bkhealthandsafety@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2012 4:24 PM
To: LEMPERT, ALEX
Cc: ’Health+Safety’; GRILLO, LORRAINE; KNIGHT, YVETTE; COLOMBO, CARL; GENTILE A. JOHN; Woods Melanie (15K029); SIMMONS, JEFFREY
Subject: Re: Friday’s Abatement Work


Dear Alex,

We greatly appreciate your detailed response, and are happy to hear that you will inform us of any deviation in the schedule moving forward;

In order for us to keep parents up to date can you confirm the following;

  1. Work on the outside of Room 404 is complete
  2. Room 402 and room 400 will be rescheduled for another date to be determined
  3. April 30-May 1 – 3rd floor – staircase 2 and rooms 302, 300 – on schedule for abatement
  4. May 2 – May 4 – 2nd floor – staircase 2 and rooms 203, 202, 200  - on schedule for abatement
 
Kind Regards
Health and Safety
 
On Apr 28, 2012, at 3:18 PM, LEMPERT, ALEX wrote:

In response to your email to Lorraine Grillo earlier today, please be advised that the Contractor began the abatement process last evening, as we indicated in our schedule, and the site has been inspected twice by DEP. Physical removal of the abatement begin noon today in Room 404.  Due to the fact that Room 404 is a corner room, there were significantly more windows that required preparation.  This did not allow sufficient time to undertake abatement in the remaining areas that were planned this weekend. The other areas planned for asbestos abatement this weekend will be completed at another time and all parties will be informed accordingly.  Abatement is now complete in Room 404 and the air samples are en route to the laboratory for testing.   We expect to have results within the hour and demobilize by early evening today. This will conclude all abatement work for this weekend.

We realize that there is a deviation in the schedule.  However, not unlike most projects during initial start-up, the work may not progress as quickly as we anticipate.  In the future, we will inform you of any deviation in the schedule.
Thank you,
  1. Alex.  

From: Health+Safety [mailto:ps29bkhealthandsafety@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2012 1:15 PM
To: GRILLO, LORRAINE
Cc: ps29bkhealthandsafety@gmail.com; LEMPERT, ALEX; KNIGHT, YVETTE; COLOMBO, CARL; GENTILE A. JOHN; Woods Melanie (15K029); SIMMONS, JEFFREY
Subject: Friday’s Abatement Work

 

Dear Lorraine,
We have reason to believe via the Custodian of the school that Abatement did not take place last night. Please can you confirm whether this information is indeed correct. If it is correct can you explain to us why we weren’t told? On Friday night we let all 600+ families of the school that Abatement will take place outside the following rooms and on what days;

  • o   April 27-28 - 4th floor – staircase 2, rooms 404, 402, 400
  • o   April 30-May 1 – 3rd floor – staircase 2 and rooms 302, 300 
  • o   May 2 – May 4 – 2nd floor – staircase 2 and rooms 203, 202, 200
 
I would like to reiterate that you promised us in front of many angry and agitated parents to be collaborative and proactively informative. You ensured us that you will be informing us of all the classrooms that will be worked on and when.
Going forward, we will need an updated list of EXACTLY which rooms will be worked on each night, and we will need to know an exact time each day by which we will receive it. The Principal or H &S committee will have to find a way to notify families every day about this and we need this process to be streamlined and predictable. We should not be spending our time tracking down information from you. 
Respectfully
Health and Safety
 

 

 

1 Response to "UPADTE ON ABATEMENT 04.28.12"

This situation is turning into a show.
How can people (concerned parents) be fighting a battle when they don’t understand the work?. If the material is non-friable than what’s the concern? It’s not airborne. + isn’t this work done on the exterior?
I am glad SCC is doing work to the school. It is much needed. 18 month project and parents want them to do bulk of the work in the summer? People be realistic and glad they are doing a fix.

Can someone post picture of the dust in the room?

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