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Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 380:50-3-1

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Occupational health and safety requirements: 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926, and OAC 380:50-3-1

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA): 15 USC 2641 to 2656, 40 CFR 763.80 to 763.99, and OAC 380:50-3-1

Asbestos abatement: OAC 380:50

Licensing requirements: OAC 380:50-5

Notification requirements: OAC 380:50-1-2, OAC 380:50-9-1, OAC 380:50-9-3, and OAC 380:50-9-5

Emergency asbestos projects: OAC 380:50-9-2

Technical requirements: OAC 380:50-15-2, OAC 380:50-15-5, OAC 380:50-15-6, OAC 380:50-17-2, and OAC 380:50-23

Air sampling: OAC 380:50-11-1

Asbestos abatement plan: OAC 380:50-4-1

Asbestos abatement in schools:

Licensing requirements: OAC 380:50-5

Operation and maintenance (O&M) projects: OAC 380:50-1-2 and OAC 380:50-14

Disposal of asbestos waste: OAC 380:50-9-7 and OAC 380:50-17-9

Public sector workplace safety and health: OAC 380:40-1-2 and OAC 380: 50-3-1

Regulatory Agencies

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

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

Oklahoma Department of Labor (DOL) Asbestos Division

Oklahoma DOL Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health Unit

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oklahoma 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.

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