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Asbestos
In accordance with Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) established the National Emission standards for Hazardous Air Polllutants (NESHAPs) to protect the public. Asbestos was one of the first hazardous air pollutants regulated under Section 112.

On March 31, 1971, USEPA identified asbestos as a hazardous pollutant, on April 6, 1973, USEPA first promulgated the Asbestos NESHAP regulations in 40 CFR Part 61, and on November 20, 1990, a revised NESHAP was promulgated by USEPA. In addition, the regulations requires owners/operators to notify the applicable State and local agencies and/or USEPA regional offices before demolition or renovation of a building occurs which contain a certain threshold amount of asbestos.
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Asbestos NESHAP State Coordinators
AHERA Program Coordinators
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Asbestos NESHAP Regional Coordinators
Certification and Licensing Contacts
Region 5 Program Coordinators and Technical Contacts
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Asbestos in the Home
Demolition Practices Under the Asbestos NESHAP
Background Document to the Asbestos NESHAP
Regulated Asbestos-Containing Materials Guidance
Reporting and Recordkeeping for Waste Disposal
Asbestos NESHAP Adequately Wet Guidance
Asbestos Notification Guidance
The Asbestos Informer
Common Questions on the Asbestos NESHAP
Asbestos Ban & Phaseout Rule
Applicability Determination Index


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