EPA regulates asbestos in school buildings, public and commercial buildings, at clean-up sites, and in certain asbestos products. EPA and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are also responsible for regulating environmental exposure and protecting workers from asbestos exposure.
Many states administer their own asbestos programs, and your home state department of environmental protection or health is generally the best place to start with questions about requirements and/or regulations that may apply to any given asbestos situation.
Laws and Regulations
- Asbestos Demolition and Renovation Compliance Monitoring: information about inspections, evaluations and investigations under the Asbestos NESHAP.
- Asbestos Compliance Monitoring (TSCA): Information about inspections, evaluations and investigations under TSCA.
- Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman
Policy and Guidance
- Asbestos NESHAP: including demolition practices, adequately wet guidance, and asbestos containing materials (ACM) guidance.