Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Air Resource Management
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Division of Professions Asbestos Licensing Unit
Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security (DLES)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Florida has adopted the federal asbestos National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). For details, see the national section ASBESTOS. In addition, the state charges asbestos removal fees and requires licensing of asbestos consultants, contractors, and business organizations.
Florida does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health plan; therefore, federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules are in effect.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP is responsible for enforcing the federal NESHAP standards. DBPR and DLES are responsible for licensing asbestos consultants, contractors, and business organizations.
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