Asbestos

Asbestos Program


The asbestos compliance program processes asbestos notifications for abatement projects and conducts onsite inspections of these projects to confirm the workers on site are licensed and the job is being conducted properly. This office also Investigates complaints to ensure that individuals are following the state asbestos rule and law. Also, this office provides outreach, education and technical assistance on asbestos issues. The asbestos compliance program works with Region 3 EPA and conducts Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) inspections in schools K-12.

 

Contact


Asbestos Compliance Program:
Program Chief: Herb Hilleary
Phone: (304) 352-5011
Fax: (304) 558-0524
Email: Herb.J.Hilleary@wv.gov

To check the status of a notification or to submit a revision:
Regulatory Licensing Specialist 2: April Lafferty
Phone: (304) 352-5020
Fax: (304) 558-0524
Email: April.M.Lafferty@wv.gov

Temporary Licensing Extension Waiver Expiration


Effective June 30, 2021, the grace period enacted due to the COVID Public Health Emergency (PHE) for existing licensees in the Asbestos, Lead, Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation (CDLR), and Radon programs, will end. Radiation, Toxics and Indoor Air (RTIA) Division will allow licensees to establish compliance with respective licensing rules between July 1, 2021, and September 30, 2021. Beginning October 1, 2021, RTIA will resume enforcement of all licensing and training regulations. Please contact the Division at 304-558-2981 if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Notification of Abatement, Demolition, or Renovation


Asbestos notifications are no longer required to be sent to EPA Region 3 (See Attached Memorandum)`

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Air Quality Electronic Submittal System (ESS).

 

West Virginia Related Information


 

EPA Asbestos Related


Request EPA Publications (publication numbers listed below)

Call the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 1-800-490-9198
Fax: 513-489-8695
Email: ncepimal@one.net
International: 1-513-489-8190
Local & Government Employees: 513-489-8190 and give them the publication number listed below the topic of interest.

Publication EPA publication number
Schools EPA745K93017
Home EPA910K92001
Buildings EPA745K93013
Workers EPA747B93001
Sampling EPA745K94058
Water EPA440580022
Air EPA540290005A
Waste EPA530SW85007
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants EPA340190018
Employees EPA907K92002
Miscellaneous EPA745F93007