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Asbestos

Asbestos Regulation

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Microphotograph of a common
asbestos mineral. For more
information, see the particle
identification
page on asbestos.
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Federal Rules:

The USEPA regulates the list of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). The NESHAP regulations include the emission of asbestos-containing material.

Questions concerning the federal regulations for asbestos materials should be directed to USEPA, Region II asbestos coordinator at (212) 637-3476.

New York State Rules:

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)

Certification and training of individual employees who work in the asbestos abatement industry, and approval of training providers are all included in the New York State Department of Health regulations. Questions regarding certification and training should be directed to the New York State Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Occupation Health and Injury Prevention, Albany, New York (518) 402-7900.

Questions concerning health-related issues including public concern about exposure should be directed to the New York State Department of Health, Toxic Substance Assessment Program at (518) 402-7800.

New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL)

Asbestos abatement and removal projects are regulated by the New York State Department of Labor under Industrial Code Rule 56. Code Rule 56 covers installation, removal, encapsulation, application or enclosure of asbestos material.

Questions concerning asbestos abatement projects should be directed to the New York State Department of Labor, Engineering Services Unit, Albany, New York 12240 at (518) 457-1536.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)

The Division of Materials Management regulations concerning asbestos focus on transportation and disposal after an asbestos abatement and removal project.

6 New York Code of Rules & Regulations Part 364 Waste Transporter Permits

After the asbestos waste has been abated, the waste must be transported to a solid waste landfill. This process is regulated by 6 NYCRR Part 364 Waste Transporter Permits. The areas covered by Part 364 include concerns about asbestos waste transportation, transport permits, and asbestos transportation tracking.

Questions concerning asbestos transportation should be directed to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Materials Management, Part 364 Waste Transporter Permit Program at (518) 402-8792.

6 NYCRR Part 360 Solid Waste Management Facilities

Asbestos waste disposal is regulated by 6 NYCRR Part 360 Solid Waste Management Facilities. The areas covered by Part 360 include a definition of asbestos waste, transfer stations, and land disposal issues.

Questions concerning asbestos disposal should be directed to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Materials Management, Bureau of Permitting and Planning, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233 at (518) 402-8678.

New York City Department of Environmental Protection:

All areas of asbestos regulatory issues conducted in New York City are regulated by local regulations.

Questions concerning asbestos issues in New York City should be directed to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Asbestos Technical Review Unit at (718) 595-3682.