Because asbestos in certain forms has been determined to cause
serious health problems, the DEP regulates the removal, collection,
transportation, and disposal of Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM).
DEP does not regulate the removal of ACM from private residences
unless the residence is an apartment with five or more units. Contact
your township or borough to find out if there are any local regulations.
The Department of Labor and Industry enforces Pennsylvania's Asbestos
Occupations Accreditation and Certification Act of 1990, which requires
at least a five-day notification of any asbestos project and certification
for the following asbestos occupations: contractor, inspector, management
planner, project designer, supervisor and worker.
What is Asbestos?
EPA Region 6 Information:
Health Effects and Exposure
in the Home
Asbestos is a generic term used to describe
a variety of natural mineral fibers. From the early 1930s until
the 1970s, manufacturers... (PDF)
Download the Asbestos Abatement and Demolition/Renovation Notification
Demolition/Renovation Civil Penalty Policy
DEP Technical Guidance Document 273-4130-001
Program for Contractors Working in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's asbestos program includes federal and state regulations
to help protect the public from exposure to large amounts of airborne
asbestos. The following is a brief summary of the regulations.
Asbestos Abatement Certification
See the Department of Labor and Industry's
web site on asbestos.
How to Manage Asbestos in School Buildings: The AHERA Designated
Person's Self Study Guide