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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-98-084

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FHWA Field Manual for Bridge Painting Inspection

Inspecting the Enclosure

Project #___________________



Verify adequacy of the containment system. ___

  • Containment built according to the approved plan.
  • Tarps free of holes with seams overlapped and securely fastened.
  • No visible dust escaping from containment.
  • No signs of surrounding ground or water contamination.



Evidence of proper air movement within the containment. ___










Proper storage of debris. ___

  • On-site storage of waste should not exceed 90 days.
  • Contaminated waste is not accessible to the public and is not subject to traffic collision.








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