The District regulates Asbestos under two different programs.
Please click on the relevant link below to learn more about each program.
1. Renovation and Demolition of Buildings
Federal Clean Air Act National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) requirements for Renovation and Demolition of existing structures (including notification forms).
Air toxics regulations under the Clean Air Act specify work practices for asbestos to be followed during demolitions and renovations of all facilities, including, but not limited to, structures, installations, and buildings (excluding residential buildings that have four or fewer dwelling units).
The regulations require a thorough inspection where the demolition or renovation operation will occur. The regulations require the owner or the operator of the renovation or demolition operation to notify the District before any demolition, or before any renovations of buildings.
The rule requires work practice standards that control asbestos emissions. Work practices often involve removing all asbestos-containing materials, adequately wetting all regulated asbestos-containing materials, sealing the material in leak tight containers and disposing of the asbestos-containing waste material as expediently as practicable, as the regulation explains in greater detail. These work practice standards are designed to minimize the release of asbestos fibers during building demolition or renovation, waste packaging, transportation and disposal.
When buildings are under renovation, they are not being demolished, but asbestos-containing building material is being removed or disturbed. Performing the work in accordance with the Asbestos NESHAP helps to ensure that areas in use during the renovation are not contaminated and that the area under renovation, when it is complete, is also free of contamination.
2. Naturally Occurring Asbestos
State of California Air Resources Board Air Toxic Control Measures for Naturally Occurring Asbestos. This tends to effect new construction and grading activities.
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