Michigan Asbestos laws & safety compliance analysis

Michigan Asbestos : What you need to know

  • 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.
  • Administration and enforcement. DEQ administers and enforces the asbestos NESHAP requirements. MIOSHA administers and enforces the OSHA requirements. DLEG administers and enforces all other asbestos requirements.
  • ASBESTOS ABATEMENT
    Licensing Requirements
    MCL 338.3207, MCL 338.3209, MCL 338.3211, and MCL 338.3217

    Applicability. An asbestos abatement contractor may not engage in an activity involving demolition, renovation, or encapsulation of friable asbestos materials without obtaining the proper license from DLEG.

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    Licenses are not required for the following engaged in asbestos abatement incidental to their primary licensed trade and if the project involves not more than 160 square feet (ft2) or 260 linear feet of friable asbestos materials:

    • Electrical contractors licensed under MCL 338.881 to 338.892, the electrical administrative act
    • Mechanical contractors, including those dealing with heating, cooling, ventilation, refrigeration, and fire suppression, licensed under MCL 338.971 to 338.988, the Forbes mechanical contractors act
    • Residential builders or residential maintenance and alteration contractors licensed under MCL 339.2401 to 339.2412

    The aforementioned contractors involved in asbestos abatement incidental to their primary licensed trade ...


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