102 STAT. 2902
PUBLIC LAW 100-577—OCT. 31, 1988 (A) the mineral or chemical constituents (or both) of the asbestos or material by weight or volume (or both), (B) the types or classes of the product in which the asbestos or material is contained, (C) the designs, patterns, or textures of the product in which the asbestos or material is contained, and (D) the means by which the product in which the asbestos or material is contained may be distinguishable from other products containing asbestos or asbestos-containing material. (4) The term "miscellaneous material" means building material on structural components, structural members, or fixtures, such as floor and ceiling tiles. The term does not include surfacing material or thermal system insulation. (5) The term "protocol" means any procedure for taking, handling, and preserving samples of asbestos and asbestoscontaining material and for testing and analyzing such samples for the purpose of determining the person who manufactured or processed for sale such samples and the identifying characteristics of such samples. (6) The term "surfacing material" means material in a building that is sprayed on surfaces, troweled on surfaces, or otherwise applied to surfaces for acoustical, fireproofing, or other purposes, such as acoustical plaster on ceilings and fireproofing material on structural members. (7) The term "thermal system insulation" means material in a building applied to pipes, fittings, boilers, breeching, tanks, ducts, or other structural components to prevent heat loss or gain or water condensation, or for other purposes. Approved October 31, 1988.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 5442: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988): Oct. 4, considered and passed House. Oct. 12, considered and passed Senate.