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 "Notification 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.

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American Lung Association

United States Environmental Protection Agency

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The Occupational Safety & Health Administration


Educational References

                Asbestos Network

World Health Organization Press Office, Press Release WHO/51, 26 July 1996: Chrysotile Asbestos Evaluated by Health Experts

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Last Updated: 04/03/2017