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Asbestos NESHAP

Asbestos NESHAP

This Web page is intended to provide information about the EPA Region 1 Clean Air Act Asbestos NESHAP [National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants] Program and to provide guidance and highlight resources regarding compliance with federal Asbestos NESHAP demolition and renovation requirements.

Important:

Notifications and questions submitted to EPA Region 1 for asbestos demolition and renovation activities outside of ME, NH, MA, VT, CT and RI will experience significant delays in response and could result in the notification or questions not being processed at all. Please direct your inquires and submissions to the appropriate EPA contact in your EPA region and to your specific state program:

Find your EPA Region:

  • Region 1 – Boston (serving CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT)
  • Region 2 – New York City (serving NJ, NY, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • Region 3 – Philadelphia (serving DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, and WV)
  • Region 4 – Atlanta (serving AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN)
  • Region 5 – Chicago (serving IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI)
  • Region 6 – Dallas (serving AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX)
  • Region 7 - Kansas City (serving IA, KS, MO, and NE)
  • Region 8 – Denver (serving CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY)
  • Region 9 - San Francisco (serving AZ, CA, HI, NV, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau)
  • Region 10 – Seattle (serving AK, ID, OR, WA and 271 native tribes)

EPA Regional NESHAP Asbestos Contacts

State Asbestos Program Contacts

Asbestos NESHAP - Asbestos Ombudsman Hot-line (part of the Small Business Ombudsman):

  • 1-800-368-5888

Failure to submit your notification and questions to the correct contact could result in the notification or questions not being processed at all.


For Activities in the EPA Region 1 States:

EPA has delegated authority to implement and enforce Asbestos NESHAP requirements under applicable state authority in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. EPA considers proper notification to the delegated state authority to satisfy the federal Asbestos NESHAP requirement. In the non-delegated New England states of Rhode Island and Vermont, however, prior written notification of demolition and renovation operations regulated by the Asbestos NESHAP must be provided to EPA to satisfy federal requirements. For demolition and renovation operations occurring in these two states, accordingly, you are advised to direct any Asbestos NESHAP-related information, questions, or concerns to the contacts listed here.

For demolition and renovation operations occurring in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire you are advised to direct any Asbestos NESHAP-related information, questions, or concerns to the contacts listed below:

Asbestos NESHAP Resources


Homeowners
Certain exemptions to federal regulations exist for homeowners. This does not mean that handling asbestos materials in your home without proper precautions is safe. Learning to identify and manage asbestos around your home can help protect you and your family. Follow this link for more information.


General Information


For Contractors

Notification Guidance

Demolition and Renovation Guidance


Small Business Resources


U.S. EPA Superfund and Brownfields Program Resources

 

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