North Carolina Asbestos laws & safety compliance analysis

North Carolina Asbestos : What you need to know

  • Rules. North Carolina has incorporated by reference the federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) rules under 40 CFR 763 regarding asbestos abatement, asbestos accreditation, removal permits, and asbestos management plans. The state has also incorporated by reference the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Asbestos (Asbestos NESHAP). The state has adopted the federal standards for protecting the safety and health of employees during asbestos abatement activities (alteration, repair, demolition, renovation, and removal) by reference. North Carolina has additional rules for asbestos accreditation, permit procedures, and fees. The state has also adopted training requirements that are stricter than federal rules for asbestos abatement. For additional information on these rules, see the national section ASBESTOS.
  • Administration and enforcement. The Asbestos Management Program of DHHS’s Division of Public Health administers and enforces North Carolina’s asbestos regulations, including the state asbestos abatement and asbestos roofing worker and supervisor certification programs. DENR’s Division of Environmental Health administers and enforces the Asbestos NESHAP. OSHD administers the workplace safety and health rules for asbestos in private and public sector workplaces. The local air pollution programs have been authorized to enforce the asbestos requirements within their respective jurisdictions.
    Certification Requirements
    10A NCAC 41C.0602

    Accreditation category requirements. No person is allowed to perform asbestos management activities until they have been properly accredited. In North Carolina, to be properly ...

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