Oregon Asbestos: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos: 40 CFR 61.140 to 61.157

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Asbestos abatement: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-248-0005 to 340-248-0205 and OAR 340-248-0240 to 340-248-0270

Licensing and certification requirements: OAR 340-248-0100 to 340-248-0130 and OAR 340-248-0180

Notification requirements: OAR 340-248-0260

Emergency asbestos projects: OAR 340-248-0260

Work practices: OAR 340-248-0270

Inspections at Title V facilities: OAR 340-248-0240

Asbestos waste disposal:

Friable asbestos waste disposal: OAR 340-248-0280

Nonfriable asbestos waste disposal: OAR 340-248-0290

Training: OAR 340-248-0140 to 340-248-0160

Worker protection: OAR 437-002-0010, OAR 437-002-0360, OAR 437-002-0368, and OAR 437-003-0001

Regulatory Agencies

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services Occupational, Safety, and Health Administration (OR-OSHA)

Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oregon's asbestos rules generally follow asbestos NESHAP requirements. In addition, the state has established requirements for asbestos abatement activities, licensing and certification, asbestos waste management, and asbestos waste disposal. Oregon has adopted the federal training requirements for asbestos abatement certification, but has promulgated requirements that are stricter than federal standards for asbestos abatement project refresher training. OR-OSHA has adopted the federal standards for worker protection.

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