Michigan Asbestos regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan 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 Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 336.1942

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U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) general industry and construction industry asbestos standards: 29 CFR 1910.1001, 29 CFR 1926.1101, MAC r. 325.51312, and MAC r. 325.51302

Asbestos abatement licensing requirements: Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 338.3207, MCL 338.3209, MCL 338.3211, and MCL 338.3217

Asbestos abatement certification requirements: MCL 338.3403, MCL 338.3404, MCL 338.3407, MCL 338.3414, and MCL 338.3415

Asbestos abatement notification requirements: MCL 338.3220(1)

Emergency asbestos abatement projects: MCL 338.3220(8)

Asbestos abatement air sampling: MCL 338.3221

Regulatory Agencies

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DLEG) Occupational Safety and Health Administration Construction Safety and Health Division Asbestos Program

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division

Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan has incorporated by reference the asbestos NESHAP, OSHA, as well as the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requirements. In addition to the NESHAP requirements, Michigan has additional asbestos project provisions concerning licensing, certifications, inspections, notifications, and work practices. For more information on the asbestos NESHAP, OSHA, and the AHERA requirements, see the national section ASBESTOS.

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