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Asbestos Control Program
The Asbestos Control Program in the Division of Air Quality enforces the Emission Standards for Asbestos under the North Dakota Air Pollution Control Rules. The Asbestos Control Program also licenses contractors and certifies workers for asbestos abatement activities and project monitoring. Currently, there are 55 companies licensed in North Dakota to perform asbestos abatement activities, and over 600 persons certified in the asbestos disciplines, including asbestos abatement workers, supervisors, inspectors, management planners, project designers, and project monitors.
Federal and State regulations require that all affected
parts of a facility being renovated or demolished must be inspected by
a state-certified inspector for the presence of asbestos-containing materials
prior to beginning a renovation or demolition project; all regulated asbestos-containing
material that will be disturbed as part of a renovation or demolition must
be properly removed by state-certified individuals before beginning the
project; all asbestos-containing waste material must be properly disposed
of in an approved landfill; and the
of Demolition and Renovation" form must be submitted to the Department
ten days prior to beginning any demolition activity, whether or
not asbestos is present, and for a renovation activity, it must be submitted
ten days prior to beginning the removal if more than 160 square feet of
asbestos-containing surfacing material or more than 260 linear feet of
asbestos-containing thermal system insulation will be disturbed.
Forms, Applications and General Information
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Latest News in the Asbestos Control Program
World Health Organization Press Office, Press Release WHO/51, 26 July 1996: Chrysotile Asbestos Evaluated by Health Experts
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