Florida Asbestos regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida 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 and Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-204.800(10)(b)(8)

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Asbestos abatement:

Licensing requirements: Florida Statutes (FS) 469.001 to 469.014

Notification requirements: FAC 62-257.200, FAC 62-257.301, and FAC 62-257.400

Emergency asbestos projects: FAC 62-257.301

Asbestos waste disposal: FAC 62-701.520(3)

Training: FS 469.001 to 469.014 and FAC 61E1-2.006

Asbestos removal project fees: FAC 62-257.400

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements


Licensing Requirements

FS 469.001 to ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements