Alabama Asbestos: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos: 40 CFR 61.140 to 61.157 and Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-3-11-.01 and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-11-.02

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Asbestos abatement:

Certification requirements: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-11-.05

Notification requirements: 40 CFR 61.145(b)

Asbestos waste disposal: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-13-4-.26(2)

Regulatory Agencies

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Air Division

ADEM Land Division

Jefferson County Department of Health Bureau of Environmental Health

City of Huntsville Division of Natural Resources

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Alabama's asbestos practices are generally governed by federal law. ADEM has adopted by reference the asbestos NESHAP. Alabama does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Consequently, federal occupational safety and health standards for asbestos govern private sector workplaces in the state. There are no state or federal laws that govern workplace safety and health in public sector (state and local government agencies and school systems) workplaces in the state.

In addition to the federal standards, Alabama does have certification requirements for all personnel involved in asbestos abatement projects and asbestos waste disposal requirements.

Asbestos requirements of the local regulatory agencies also follow the federal provisions.

Administration and enforcement. ADEM's Air and Land Divisions ...

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State Requirements

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