13 July 2006
CHAPTER 7 ENVIRONMENTAL
Construct installations in compliance with Federal, State, interstate, and local
requirements, both substantive and procedural, with respect to lead-based paint,
asbestos, radon, and any other housing-related environmental requirements.
Housing improvement and construction projects must comply with environmental laws
and regulations, including NEPA. Appropriate environmental analyses in compliance
with NEPA must be completed prior to initiating an improvement or construction project.
Follow OSHA and EPA regulations and guidance for asbestos management,
remediation, and abatement. The Department of Defense Environmental Cleanup
Program provides insight into this issue. Asbestos materials must not be used in
construction, repair or maintenance at shore facilities. Use asbestos -free substitute
Follow OSHA, EPA, and HUD regulations, statutes, and guidance for inspection,
assessment, in-place management, and abatement of lead-based paint, lead-in-dust,
lead-in-soil, and related hazards. The Department of Defense Environmental Cleanup
Program provides insight into this issue.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC).
Paints should have a maximum VOC concentration of 100 grams per liter (g/l). Use
sealants and adhesives that have a maximum VOC concentration of 250 g/l.
Follow EPA recommendations for construction and mitigation. Family housing should
be designed, constructed, and improved in accordance with EPA document - Model
Standards and Techniques for Control of Radon in New Residential Buildings, 59 CFR
13402 (March 1994). Guidelines for evaluation and need and required testing can be
found in UFC 3-490-04A, EPA Radon Mitigation Standards, and UFGS 13287 Radon
Mitigation (August 2004).