Delaware 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 7 Delaware Administrative Code (DE Admin Code) 1121.10

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Asbestos abatement:

Certification requirements: 16 DE Admin Code 4475.1.0, 16 DE Admin Code 4475.4.0, 16 DE Admin Code 4475.5.0, and 16 DE Admin Code 4475.11.0 to 4475.14.0

Notification requirements: 16 DE Admin Code 4475.7.0 and 7 DE Admin Code 1121.10

Technical requirements: 16 DE Admin Code 4475.3.0, 16 DE Admin Code 4475.9.0, 7 DE Admin Code 1105.7, and 7 DE Admin Code 1121.10

Recordkeeping requirements: 16 DE Admin Code 4475.8.0

Disposal of asbestos waste: 7 DE Admin Code 1121.10

Training: 16 DE Admin Code 4475.2.0

Regulatory Agencies

Delaware Office of Management and Budget Division of Facilities Management (DFM) Asbestos Training and Certification Program

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (DNREC) Division of Air and Waste Management (DAWM) Asbestos Abatement Renovation/Demolition Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Projects involving asbestos in Delaware must comply with federal asbestos requirements. Delaware had adopted the federal NESHAP rules for asbestos with some changes. For a review of the federal requirements, see the national section ASBESTOS.

The state has separate rules for control of asbestos air emissions in projects not subject to the NESHAP. The state also regulates certification, notification, work practices, and waste disposal for asbestos projects, regardless of the NESHAP applicability.

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