Appendix A - Example Pre-Site Visit Questionnaire

Appendix A - Example Pre-Site Visit Questionnaire Preliminary Questions on Home Construction and Use 1. Is your home a [single-family, two-family,...
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Appendix A - Example Pre-Site Visit Questionnaire

Preliminary Questions on Home Construction and Use

1.

Is your home a [single-family, two-family, multi-family] home?

If multi-family, how many rental units are on the first floor of the building?

Can you provide us with access to each of the first floor (and basement) spaces?

If multi-family, are there any rental units in the basement? How many units?

2.

Does your home have a basement?

If ves, is the floor of the basement completely covered by a concrete floor slab (i.e., no exposed dirt or rock)?

If yes, does the basement underlie the entire structure?

If not, is the remainder of the building slab-on-grade or does it have a crawl .. space?

3.

Does the basement have floor drains or a sump?

4.

Do you have water seeping into your basement?

5.

Is the basement unfinished, or is it used as a living space (you will probably get this question answered above)?

6.

Do you store materials in your basement, such as paints, thinners, varnishes, glues, or gas-powered equipment?

How many of these containers would you say you currently store in your basement?

Inforfm the owner that removing as many of these materials as possible before our visit will speed up the process and improve the sample results.

7.

Have you done any recent painting in your house?

The second reason for this call is to schedule an initial inspection of your home. During the initial inspection, we will need to complete the following activities: 1.

First, we will complete a brief questionnaire regarding the construction and heating of your home and prepare a sketch of your basement and first floor levels of your home.

2.

Secondly, if your home has a complete concrete floor slab (no dirt floor or crawl space), we will need to select a location for the subslab vapor probe with your assistance. Once a location is selected, we will use an electric hammer drill to drill a I -inch diameter hole through the floor slab and install a sample probe. The sample probe will consist of a rubber stopper equipped with a short section of teflon tubing which extends through the center of the stopper and under the in the hole. The rubber stopper will then be sealed in place with bees wax.

3.

Third, we will need to prepare a detailed list of any materials stored in the basement and first floor of your home that could potentially affect the indoor air test results (e.g., paints, glues, solvents, certain cosmetics, gasoline powered equipment). This will require that we inspect all rooms in the basement and first floor spaces of the house, including bathrooms, kitchen, and bedrooms. Each material that could potentially affect the test results will have to be inventoried on a sheet of paper, including the ingredients.

Depending on the amount of materials to be inventoried, we anticipate that the entire inspection could last approximately 2 hours. It would be very helpful if someone could be present to approve the location for the soil gas probe, if required, so that we do not have to bother you again.

Appendix B - Example NYSDOH's Indoor Air QuaIity Questionnaire and Building Inventory Fonn

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Final NYSDOH CEH BEE1 Soil Vapor Intrusion Guidance

October 2006

Appendix B Indoor air quality questionnaire and building inventory As discussed in Section 2.11, products in buildings should be inventoried every time indoor air is sampled to provide an accurate assessment of the potential contribution of volatile chemicals. I n addition, the type of structure, floor layout and physical conditions of the building being studied should be noted to identify (and minimize) conditions that may interfere with the proposed testing. Toward this end, a blank copy of the NYSDOH Center for Environmental Health's Indoor Air Quality Questionnaire and Building Inventory is provided in this appendix. Also provided is an example that demonstrates how the form should be completed properly.

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH INDOOR AIR QUALITY QUESTIONNAIRE AND BUILDING INVEN1'ORY CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH This form must be completed for each residence involved in indoor air testing.

Preparer's Name

Date/Time Prepared

Preparer's Affiliation

Phone No.

Purpose of Investigation

1. OCCUPANT:

Interviewed: Y / N Last Name:

First Name:

Address: County: Home Phone:

Office Phone:

Number of Occupants/persons at this location

Age of Occupants

2. OWNER OR LANDLORD: (Check if same as occupant -)

Interviewed: Y / N Last Name:

First Name:

Address: County: Home Phone:

Office Phone:

3. BUILDING CHARACTERISTlCS

Type of Building: (Circle appropriate response) Residential lndustnal

School Church

Commercial/Multi-use Other:

If the property is residential, type? (Circle appropriate response) Ranch Raised Ranch Cape Cod Duplex Modular

2-Family Split Level Contemporary Apartment House Log Home

3-Family Colonial Mobile Home Townhouses/Condos Other:

If multiple units, how many?

If the property is commercial, type? Business Type(s) Does it include residences (i.e., multi-use)? Y 1N

If yes, how many?

Other characteristics: Number of floors

Building age

Is the building insulated? Y 1 N

How air tight? Tight / Average /Not Tight

4. A l R n O W Use air current tubes or tracer.smoke to evaluate airflow patterns and qualitatively describe: Airflow between floors

Airflow near source

Outdoor air infiltration

Infiltration into air ducts

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wood frame

concrete

stone

brick

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full

crawlspace

slab

other

c. Basement floor:

concrete

dirt

stone

other

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covered

covered with

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sealed

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block

stone

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unsealed

sealed

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h. The basement is:

wet

damp

dry

i. The basement is:

finished

unfinished

partially finished

j. Sump present?

Y/N

k. Water in sump?

other

moldy

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BasementLowest level depth'below grade:

(feet)

Identify potential soil vapor entry points and approximate size (e.g., cracks, utility ports, drains)

6. HEATING, VENTING and AIR CONDITIONING (Circle all that apply)

Type of heating system(s) used in this building: (circle all tbat apply - note primary) Hot air circulation Space Heaters Electric baseboard

Heat pump Stream radiation Wood stove

Hot water baseboard Radiant floor Outdoor wood boiler

Fuel Oil Propane Coal

Kerosene Solar

Other

The primary type of fuel used is: Natural Gas Electric Wood Domestic hot water tank fueled by: Boilerlfurnace located in:

Basement

Outdoors

Main Floor

Air conditioning:

Central Air

Window units Open Windows

Other None

Are there air distribution ducts present?

Y/N

Describe the supply and cold air return ductwork, and its condition where visible, including whether there is a cold air return and the tightness of duct joints. Indicate the locations on the floor plan diagram.

7. OCCUPANCY I s basemenfflo.cvest level occupied? Level

Full-time

Occasionally

Seldom

Almost Never

General Use of Each Floor (ex., familyroom, bedroom, laundry, workshop, storage)

Basement

1 '' Floor 2ndFloor

31dFloor 4" Floor

8. FACTORS THAT MAY INFLUENCE INDOOR AIR QUALITY

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a. Is there an attached garage?

Y/N

b. Does the garage have a separate heating unit?

Y/N/NA

c. Are petroleum-powered machines or vehicles stored in the garage (e.g., lawnmower, atv, car)

Y/N/NA Please specify

d. Has the building ever had a fire?

Y/N

When?

e. Is a kerosene o r unvented gas space heater present?

Y 1.N

Where?

f. Js there a workshop o r hobbylcraft area?

Y/N

Where & Type?

g. Is there smoking in the building?

Y/N

How frequently?

h. Have cleaning products been used recently?

Y/N

When & Type?

i. Have cosmetic products been used recently?

Y/N

When & Type?

j. Has paintinglstaining been done in the last 6 months?

Y IN Where & When?

k. Is there new carpet, drapes or other textiles?

Y/N

1. Have air fresheners been used recently?

Y / N When & Type?

m. Is there a kitchen exhaust fan?

Y / N If yes, where vented?

n. Is there a bathroom exhaust fan?

Y /N

If yes, where vented?

o. I s there a clothes dryer?

Y/N

If yes, is it vented outside? Y / N

p. Has there been a pesticide application?

Y / N When & Type?

Are there odors in the building? If yes, please describe:

Y/N

Where & When?

/

Do any of the building occupants use solvents a t work? YIN (e.g., chemical manufacturing or laboratory, auto mechanic or auto body shop, painting, fuel oil delivery, boiler mechanic, pesticide application, cosmetologist

If yes, what types of solvents are used? If yes, are tlieir clothes washed at work?

Y/N

Do any of the building occupants regularly nse or work at a dry-cleaning service? (Circle appropriate response) Yes, use dry-cleaning regularly (weekly) Yes, use dry-cleaning infrequently (monthly or less) Yes, work at a dry-cleaning service

No Unknown

Is there a radon mitigation system for the building/structure? Y / N Date of Installation: Is the system active or passive? Active/Passive

9. WATER AND SEWAGE Water Supply:

Public Water

Drilled We11

Driven Well

Dug Well

Other:

Sewage Disposal:

Public Sewer

Septic Tank

Leach Field

Dry Well

Other:

10. RELOCATION INFORMATION (for oil spill residential emergency)

a. Provide reasons why relocation is recommended: b. Residents choose to: remain in home

relocate to friends/family

relocate to hotel/motel

c. Responsibility for costs associated with reimbursement explained?

Y/N

d. Relocation package provided and explained to residents?

Y/N

11. FLOOR PLANS

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6. HEATING, VENTING and AIR CONDITIONING (Circle ail that apply)

Type of heating system(s) used in this building: (circle all that apply -note primary)

Electric baseboard

Heat pump Stream radiation Wood stove

Hot water b a s h a r d Radiant floor Outdoor wood boiler

Other

The primary type of fuel used is: Natural Gas Electric Wood

Domestic hot water tank fueled by: Boilerifurnace located in: Air Conditioning:

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Kerosene Solar

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Main Floor

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Describe the supply and cold air return ductwork, and its condition where visible, including whether there is a cold air return and the tightness of duct joints. Indicate the locations on the floor plan diagram.

7. OCCUPANCY Basement l Is lowest level occupied? Full time Never

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3d Floor

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8. FACTORS THAT MAY INFLUENCE INDOOR AIR QUALITY

0.

a. Is there an attached garage?

Y ~ N A

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Are there odors in the building? If yes, please describe:

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If yes, what types of solvents are used?

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Do any of the building occupants regularly use or work at a dry-cleaning service? (Circle appropriate response) use dry-cleaning regularly (weekly) Yes, use dry-cleaning infrequently (monthly or less)) Yes, work at a dry-cleaning service

No Unknown N Date of Installation: 2 0 ne -0

Is there a radon mitigation system for the building/structurr?@ m a s s i v e Is the system active or passive?

9. WATER AND SEWAGE

Water Supply:

Public Water

(D~TW~ Driven Well Dug Well Other:

Sewage Disposal:

Public Sewer

69x9

Leach Field

Dry Well

Other:

10. RELOCATION INFORMATION (for oil spill residential emergency) a. Provide reasons why relocation is recommended: b. Residents choose to: remain in home

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c. Responsibility for costs associated with reimbursement explained? d. Relocation package provided and explained to residents?

relocate to hotel/motel

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1 1. FLOOR PLANS Draw a plan view sketch of the basement and first floor of the building. Indicate air sampling locations, possible indoor air pollution sources and PID meter readings. If the building does not have a basement, please note. Basement:

First Floor:

kxaMpie C o c r e c t 12. OUTDOOR PLOT Draw a sketch of the area surrounding the building being sampled. If applicable, provide information on spill locations, potential air contamination sources (industries, gas stations, repair shops, l a n d f i s , etc.), outdoor air sampling locatiou(s) and PID meter readings. Also indicate compass direction, wind direction and speed during sampling, the locations of the well and septic system, if applicable, and a qualifying statement to help locate the site on a topographic map.

13. PRODUCT INVENTORY FORM

Make & Model of field instrument used:

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List specific products found in the residence that have the potential to affect indoor air quality.

* Describe the condition of the product contamers as Unopened (UO), Used (U), or Deteriorated @)

** Photographs of the front and back of product containers can replace the handwritten list of chemical ~ngredients. However, the photographs must be of good quality and ingredient labets must be legble.