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Asbestos Notification

Agency: Environmental Quality

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Asbestos Program's primary function is to ensure that people working with asbestos are properly trained and that individuals performing asbestos abatement comply with rules governing the work activity. These rules are designed to protect not only the individual employee performing asbestos abatement work, but also members of the general public who occupy the area or building in which the work occurs. A company or individual may not engage in any activity involving the demolition, renovation, or encapsulation of friable asbestos materials on the premises of another without first receiving the required training and license from the MIOSHA Asbestos Program.

Contractors performing friable asbestos removal or encapsulation work in Michigan must provide project notifications indicating the starting/ending dates and other job-related information to the MIOSHA Asbestos Program within a specified time frame. The MIOSHA Asbestos Program requires project notifications 10 days prior to any non-emergency asbestos abatement project exceeding 10 linear feet or 15 square feet, or both, of friable asbestos-containing materials. A one-percent (1%) project notification fee must also be included. Emergency asbestos abatement projects require notification by phone, fax, or mail prior to starting the projects. Please call 517.322.1320 for approval and instructions on what can be considered emergency situations.  

In Michigan, the Air Quality Division (AQD) of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has been delegated to implement the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) program for asbestos. The asbestos NESHAP protects the public and environment by minimizing the release of asbestos fibers during renovation and demolition activities. Advanced notification is required to ensure all precautions are being taken to minimize asbestos emissions. 40 CFR Part 61 Sub-part M--National Emission Standard for Asbestos and state Rule 336.1942 require the owner or operator of a facility demolition or asbestos removal to submit a notification of intent to renovate/demolish no less than 10 working days prior to the commencement of the project. The notification must be sent to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), AQD/Asbestos NESHAP Program.

The following relates to the Asbestos NESHAP Program. Please contact the MIOSHA Asbestos Program for licensing and notification requirements.

A. NAME OF PERMIT OR APPROVAL:   

The Asbestos NESHAP Program does not permit or approve the regulated activities but does conduct compliance inspections based on the notifications to assure that work practice standards are being adhered to.

B. STATUTORY AUTHORITY:   

Clean Air Act  

Part 55, Air Pollution Control of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (Act 451).  

C. APPLICABLE REGULATION:   

40 CFR Part 61 Subpart M--National Emission Standard for Asbestos  

R 336.1902 Part 9. Emission Limitations and Prohibitions - Miscellaneous  

D. SUMMARY OF PERMIT/APPROVAL PROCESS: 
 1.  Applicability (activities that require the permit)  

The Asbestos NESHAP Program does not permit or approve demolition or asbestos removal projects. 40 CFR Part 61 Subpart M--National Emission Standard for Asbestos and state Rule R 336.1942 require the owner or operator of a facility demolition or asbestos removal to submit a notification of intent to renovate/demolish no less than 10 working days prior to the commencement of the project.

 2.  Pre-Application Requirements  

Prior to submitting a notification of intent to renovate/demolish the Owner/Operator must assure that a thorough asbestos inspection of the facility must be completed by an accredited asbestos inspector.

 3.  Application Submission Requirements  

The notification of intent to renovate/demolishmust be complete in order to be accepted.

 4.  Procedures and Time-Frame for Obtaining Permit or Approval  

The notification of intent to renovate/demolish must be submitted no less than 10 working days prior to the commencement of the project.

 5.  Operational Requirements  

The Owner or Operator must comply with 40 CFR Part 61 Subpart M--National Emission Standard for Asbestos and state Rule R 336.1942.

 6.  Fees  

None  

 7.  Appeal Process  

None  

 8.  Public Input Opportunities  

None  

E.  ADMINISTERING AGENCY:   

Asbestos NESHAP Program, Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, P.O. Box 30260, Lansing, MI 48909-7760

  • Program Phone: Asbestos Hotline: 517-373-7064   

  • Environmental Assistance Center: 1-800-662-9278, e-mail: deq-ead-env-assist@michigan.gov  


  • MDEQ  Assistance  Center: 1-800-662-9278

 

Creation/Revision Date:

July 2014




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