Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Division for Regulatory Services Asbestos Program
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
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. Texas has adopted by reference the NESHAP for asbestos. In addition, Texas has adopted by reference the federal asbestos requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). The federal Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act applies to private sector businesses.
The state has adopted its own ...