Asbestos regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Asbestos: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 USC 7412

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Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 USC 2641 to 2656

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA), 15 USC 2641 to 2656

Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act (ASHARA), 15 USC 2641 to 2654

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Asbestos: 40 CFR 61.140 to 61.157

Asbestos ban: 40 CFR 763.160 to 763.179

Demolition and renovation:

Defining a demolition or renovation project: 40 CFR 61.141 and 40 CFR 61.145

Regulated asbestos-containing material (RACM) threshold: 40 CFR 61.145(a)

Notification requirements: 40 CFR 61.145(b)

Work practice standards to prevent emissions: 40 CFR 61.145(c)

Communication of hazards to employees: 29 CFR 1910.1001(j)

Construction industry: 29 CFR 1926.1101

General industry: 29 CFR 1910.1001

Exposure monitoring: 29 CFR 1910.1001(c) and 29 CFR 1910.1001(d)

Regulated areas: 29 CFR 1910.1001(e) and 29 CFR 1910.1001(i)

Housekeeping: 29 CFR 1910.1001(k)

Medical exams: 29 CFR 1910.1001(l)

Recordkeeping: 29 CFR 1910.1001(m)

Asbestos in schools: 40 CFR 763.80 to 763.99 and 40 CFR 763 Subpart E, Appendix C

Certification: 40 CFR 763 Subpart E, Appendix C

Periodic surveillance: 40 CFR 763.92

Reinspections: 40 CFR 763.85

Assessment and response actions: 40 CFR 763.88 and 40 CFR 763.90

Operations and maintenance (O&M): 40 CFR 763.91

Minor fiber release episode: 40 CFR 763.91(f)(1)

Major fiber release episode: 40 CFR 763.91(f)(2)

Warning labels: 40 CFR 763.95

Recordkeeping: 40 CFR 763.94

Transportation and disposal:

Transportation of asbestos waste: 40 CFR 61.149, 40 CFR 61.150, 40 CFR 763 Subpart E, Appendix D, and 49 CFR 173.216

Disposal of asbestos waste: 40 CFR 61.154 and 40 CFR 763 Subpart E, Appendix D

Training:

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