Governing Law and Regulations
Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) Asbestos Division
Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) Air Quality Program
Benton Clean Air Authority
Northwest Clean Air Agency
Olympic Region Clean Air Agency
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Southwest Clean Air Agency
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency
Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Washington has adopted the federal National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) that apply to handling, disturbing, removing, and disposing of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos handling in schools and public buildings must be performed in compliance with the federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) rules. For details on the asbestos NESHAP and AHERA, see the national section ASBESTOS.
In addition, the state has established requirements for the certification of personnel involved in asbestos projects, as ...