Maryland Asbestos regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Asbestos: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos: 40 CFR 61.140 to 61.157 and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.11.15.02

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Workplace safety and health: COMAR 09.12.31.00 and COMAR 26.11.21.05

Asbestos abatement:

Licensing requirements: COMAR 26.11.21.04 and COMAR 26.11.21.10 to 26.11.21.12

Certification requirements: COMAR 26.11.23

Notification requirements: COMAR 26.11.21.03

Work practices: COMAR 26.11.21.05 to COMAR 26.11.21.07

Recordkeeping: COMAR 26.11.21.09

Asbestos waste disposal:

Collection: COMAR 26.11.21.08(A)

Transportation: COMAR 26.11.21.08(B) to 26.11.21.08(D)

Disposal: COMAR 26.11.21.08(A) and COMAR 26.04.07.13(B)(5)

Training:

Asbestos demolition: COMAR 26.11.21.05 and COMAR 26.11.21.13

Asbestos in schools: COMAR 26.11.23.01 to 26.11.23.15

Regulatory Agencies

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Air and Radiation Management Administration (ARMA) Asbestos and Industrial Hygiene Division

MDE Waste Management Administration (WAS)

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Maryland, asbestos abatement is regulated according to federal NESHAP rules and additional state asbestos abatement rules. The state rules include notification procedures, certification, training, and licensing requirements for asbestos abatement contractors and others involved in asbestos-related occupations, as well as provisions for the disposal of asbestos.

Maryland has adopted the federal standard for asbestos exposure in general industry (brake and clutch ...


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