Wisconsin Asbestos regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Asbestos: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National emissions standard for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos: 40 CFR 61.140 to 61.157 and Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 447.01 to 447.18

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Asbestos abatement:

Certification requirements for individuals: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Health Services (DHS) 159.05 to 159.13

Certification requirements for companies: DHS 159.14 to 159.22

Notification: DHS 159.20

Work practice requirements: DHS 159.21

Recordkeeping: DHS 159.19(7)

Asbestos demolition and renovation: NR 447 and NR 410.05

Asbestos in schools:

Local education agencies: DHS 159.47

Disposal of asbestos waste:

Transportation: NR 447.13

Landfills: NR 506.10


Certified individuals: DHS 159.12 and DHS 159.19

LEA designated asbestos coordinator: DHS 159.47

Regulatory Agencies

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Division of Public Health

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Air and Waste Bureau of Air Management

DNR Division of Air and Waste Waste Management Program

Wisconsin Department of Commerce (WDC) Division of Safety and Buildings

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 5

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin follows the federal requirements, specifically the asbestos NESHAP, for asbestos management, certification, notification, work practice requirements, and training requirements. However, in selected instances, the state requirements may be more stringent and/or different than the corresponding federal requirements. In addition, the state charges ...

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