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Are persons who collect asbestos bulk samples on an infrequent or occasional basis subject to Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP) inspector accreditation requirements?

Yes. Persons who collect asbestos bulk samples for the purpose of using those samples to determine the presence or location of asbestos containing building materials (ACBM) or to determine the condition of ACBM must be accredited as inspectors. The frequency at which these samples are taken is not a factor in determining the applicability of the accreditation requirement.