Arkansas Asbestos regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas 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

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Arkansas Asbestos Abatement Regulation: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 21

Applicability: AR Reg. 21.301

Definitions: AR Reg. 21 Chapter 4

Licensing requirements: AR Reg. 21.1201 to 21.1401 and AR Reg. 21.2202 to 21.2204

Certification requirements: AR Reg. 21.1501 to 21.1503, AR Reg. 21.2205 to 21.2213, and AR Reg. 21.2401

Notification requirements: AR Reg. 21.601 to 21.604, AR Reg. 21.606 to 21.611, AR Reg. 21.2214 to 21.2220, AR Reg. 21.2222, and AR Reg. 21.2223

Emergency asbestos projects: AR Reg. 21.605, AR Reg. 21.606, and AR Reg. 21.2221

Work practice requirements: AR Reg. 21.901 and AR Reg. 21.1001

Recordkeeping requirements: AR Reg. 21.701 to 21.704

Asbestos waste disposal: AR Reg. 21.1001 and AR Reg. 21.1101 to 21.1104


Initial training: AR Reg. 21.1801 to 21.1907

Refresher training: AR Reg. 21.2001 to 21.2004

Regulatory Agencies

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

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. Arkansas has developed its own asbestos abatement regulations that generally follow the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos, including demolition, renovation, fabrication, and waste disposal standards. Arkansas also requires asbestos abatement contractors to comply with additional state licensing, work practice, and recordkeeping requirements.

Arkansas does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
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