What is regulated by this program?
All demolition activities regardless of the presence or non-presence of asbestos.
All renovation activities that will disturb friable asbestos-containing material greater than or equal to 160 square feet, 260 linear feet, or 35 cubic feet. This is determined by an Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) certified building inspector prior to disturbance.
Facilities regulated by this program:
Facilities NOT regulated by this program
The information presented here is merely a guideline and does not cover all of the asbestos NESHAP requirements. For further details, contact Maricopa County's Asbestos NESHAP Program Supervisor at (602) 506-6708.
General Guidlines for Renovation and Demolition Projects
FOR RENOVATION PROJECTS:
FOR DEMOLITION PROJECTS:
There is a nonrefundable notification and plan review filing fee of $425.00. A separate fee is required for renovation and for demolition.
EXAMPLE: A commercial building being abated for asbestos and then demolished will require a fee for abatement AND a fee for demolition.
$425.00 Abatement (Renovation)
$425.00 Demolition =
AHERA - Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
Asbestos - The asbestiform varieties of serpentinite (chrysotile), riebeckite (crocidolite), cummingtonite-grunerite, anthophyllite, and actinolite-tremolite
Category I (CAT I) nonfriable asbestoscontaining material (ACM) Asbestoscontaining packings, gaskets, resilient floor covering and asphalt roofing products containing more than 1% asbestos as determined using the method specified in appendix E, subpart E, 40 CFR Part 763, section 1, Polarized Light Microscopy.
Category II (CAT II) nonfriable ACM Any material, excluding Category I nonfriable ACM, containing more than 1% asbestos as determined using the methods specified in appendix E, subpart E, 40 CFR Part 763, section 1, Polarized Light Microscopy that, when dry, cannot be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure.
Demolition - The wrecking or taking out of any load-supporting structural member of a facility together with any related handling operations or the intentional burning of any facility.
Friable - Any material that, when dry, can be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure.
NESHAPs - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants pursuant to 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M (1990).
Regulated asbestos-containing material (RACM) - (a) Friable asbestos material, (b) Category I nonfriable ACM that has become friable, (c) Category I nonfriable ACM that will be or has been subjected to sanding, grinding, cutting, or abrading, or (d) Category II nonfriable ACM that has a high probability of becoming or has become crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by the forces expected to act on the material in the course of demolition or renovation operations regulated by this subpart.
Renovation - Altering a facility or one or more facility components in any way, including the stripping or removal of regulated asbestoscontaining material (RACM) from a facility component. Operations in which loadsupporting structural members are wrecked or taken out are demolitions.
For more information, please contact Maricopa County's Asbestos NESHAP Program Supervisor at (602) 506-6708.
Or visit us on-line:
(select "Asbestos/NESHAP" quick link on the left)
Air Quality Complaint Line: (602) 506-6010