Missouri Asbestos laws & safety compliance analysis

Missouri Asbestos : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs Federal

Rules. Missouri's asbestos practices generally follow the federal provisions, with some additional state requirements. The state adopted the asbestos NESHAP requirements. The state has additional rules governing asbestos abatement activities.

Missouri does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health program. Therefore, employers are governed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) asbestos requirements.

See the national section ASBESTOS for further guidance.

Administration and enforcement. The Air Pollution Control Program of DNR's Division of Environmental Quality administers and enforces the state requirements associated with asbestos projects, certification, and training. Federal OSHA oversees occupational asbestos requirements.

State Requirements
Registration Requirements
10 CSR 10-6.241(1)(B) and 10 CSR 10-6.241(3)(A)

Any person who conducts an asbestos abatement project must register with DNR. The registration must be renewed annually by submitting the appropriate form to DNR at least 2 months before the expiration date along with a nonrefundable fee of $1,000.

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When determining eligibility for registration and registration renewal, DNR may consider the compliance history of the applicant as well as that of all management employees and officers. DNR may also consider the compliance record of any other entity of which those individuals were officers and management employees.

Business entity exemption. A business may be exempt from registration requirements if the asbestos abatement project is solely conducted at the business's own facility as part of normal operations. However, the facility remains subject to the requirements ...

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