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For purposes of cleaning the work area following a renovation, is the interior floor of a garage considered interior or exterior space?

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For purposes of cleaning the work area following a renovation, is the interior floor of a garage considered interior or exterior space?

Answer

In general, the interior floor of a garage is considered an interior space for purposes of post-renovation cleanup.  EPA recognizes the fact that it may occasionally be impossible for firms to meet all of the cleaning and verification requirements under the Rule for garage floors such as those that are composed of dirt or gravel.  In such a case, EPA recommends that a firm document and keep records of the specific circumstances surrounding the impossibility.  A firm must also make their best effort to collect and remove all paint chips, dust, debris and residue.  Furthermore, a firm must still comply with all feasible work practice standards and take precautions to ensure that the work area is properly contained.  

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