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Louisiana 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 Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:III.5151.F

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Asbestos abatement:

Certification requirements: LAC 33:III.2739 and LAC 33:III.2799

Notification requirements: LAC 33:III.5151.F.2

Emergency asbestos projects: LAC 33:III.5151.F.2.f

Asbestos abatement in schools: LAC 33:III.2701 to 33:III.2739

Disposal of asbestos waste:

Tracking requirements: LAC 33:III.5151.F.2.g

Disposal: LAC 33:III.5151.J

Training: LAC 33:III.2721 and LAC 33:III.5151(P)

Regulatory Agencies

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Services Air Permits Division

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 6

DEQ EMERGENCY HOTLINE:225-342-1234

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Both the state and federal government regulate asbestos. The state has its own rules covering asbestos, including demolition and removal projects, that follow the federal requirements under the NESHAP for asbestos. In addition, Louisiana has regulations that require schools and public buildings to identify and abate asbestos problems. Federal OSHA asbestos exposure standards apply to workplaces in Louisiana.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ enforces the asbestos demolition and removal rules, the asbestos regulations for schools and public buildings, and worker certification requirements. OSHA enforces the federal asbestos workplace standards in Louisiana.

State Requirements

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