Texas 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, 25 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 295.33, and 25 TAC 295.71

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Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA): 40 CFR 763.80 to 763.99 and 25 TAC 295.63

Texas asbestos health protection rules: 25 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 295.31 to 295.73

Asbestos abatement definitions: 25 TAC 295.32

Licensing and registration requirements: 25 TAC 295.35 to 295.56

Notification requirements: 25 TAC 295.34(a), 25 TAC 295.34(f), 25 TAC 295.36(b), and 25 TAC 295.61

Emergency asbestos projects: 25 TAC 295.61(h) and 25 TAC 295.36(d)

Project requirements: 25 TAC 295.34(c), 25 TAC 295.34(d), and 25 TAC 295.34(g)

Asbestos abatement plan: 25 TAC 295.34(h)

Recordkeeping: 25 TAC 295.62

Disposal of asbestos waste: 25 TAC 295.32(82), 30 TAC 330.171(c)(3), and 30 TAC 330.171(c)(4)


Asbestos air monitor: 25 TAC 295.47

Asbestos transporter: 25 TAC 295.56

Regulatory Agencies

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Division for Regulatory Services Asbestos Program

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Texas has adopted by reference the NESHAP for asbestos. In addition, Texas has adopted by reference the federal asbestos requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). The federal Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act applies to private sector businesses.

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