Arizona Asbestos: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Workplace safety and health: Arizona Administrative Code Rules (AZ Admin. Code R) 20-5-601 and AZ Admin. Code R 20-5-602

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National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos: 40 CFR 61.140 to 61.157, AZ Admin. Code R18-2-1101, Maricopa County Air Pollution Control Regulation III, Rule 370, Section 301.8, Pima County Air Quality Control Code 17.16.530, and Pinal County Air Quality Control Regulations 7-1-030

Regulatory Agencies

Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH)

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Air Quality Division

Maricopa County Air Quality Department

Pima County Department of Environmental Quality

Pinal County Air Quality Control District

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The state has adopted the federal workplace safety and health standard for asbestos exposure in general industry (brake and clutch repair, custodial work, and the manufacture of asbestos-containing products), and workplace safety and health requirements for asbestos abatement activities (alteration, repair, renovation, and demolition).

ADEQ has incorporated by reference the asbestos NESHAP. See the national section ASBESTOS for further guidance.

Administration and enforcement. ADOSH administers and enforces workplace safety and health rules for asbestos in private and public sector workplaces. ADEQ's Air Quality Division administers and enforces the asbestos NESHAP in Arizona, with the exception of Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal counties, where administration and enforcement of ...

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State Requirements

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Arizona Asbestos Resources

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