Montana 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 Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.8.341

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Occupational safety and health standards: ARM 24.30.102

Asbestos abatement: ARM 17.74.301 and ARM 17.74.343 to 17.74.404

Applicability: ARM 17.74.352 and ARM 17.74.353

Accreditation requirements: ARM 17.74.343, ARM 17.74.362, ARM 17.74.363, and ARM 17.74.402

Training requirements: ARM 17.74.364 to 17.74.368

Notification and recordkeeping requirements: ARM 17.74.355, ARM 17.74.359, ARM 17.74.360, ARM 17.74.401, and ARM 17.74.402

Emergency asbestos projects: ARM 17.74.358

Inspections: ARM 17.74.354

Other project requirements: ARM 17.74.356, ARM 17.74.357, and ARM 17.74.370 to 17.74.372

Disposal of asbestos-containing waste: ARM 17.74.369

Regulatory Agencies

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Permitting and Compliance Division Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau Asbestos Control Program

Montana Department of Labor and Industry

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The state regulates asbestos worker certification, training course accreditation, permitting, practices, work practices, and waste disposal for both NESHAP-size and smaller asbestos projects. Montana's asbestos regulations apply to all persons and entities engaged in an asbestos-related occupation, persons in charge of asbestos abatement projects, and persons who offer course work for accreditation of people engaged in asbestos abatement projects. Homeowners conducting projects in their own home that is used exclusively as a ...

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