Welcome to the new DPH website! As we acclimate to the new user interface,
you may continue to see changes on the DPH Asbestos Program web pages.
The goal of the Asbestos Program is to reduce the chance of exposure to asbestos, which is known to cause cancer. Asbestos has been found in over 3,000 building materials and products. Asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are still brought into the United States and can be commonly be found in existing buildings.
The Asbestos Program makes sure that asbestos is removed properly as required by law. The Asbestos Program works together with the Environmental Practitioner Licensing Unit to license and regulate asbestos abatement contractors and asbestos consultants. The Asbestos Program is also responsible for ensuring that asbestos-containing materials in schools are correctly managed. These regulations apply to all K-12 public and private, not-for-profit schools.
EPA is the delegated agency to enforce federal asbestos regulations regarding renovation and demolition. This responsibility was transferred back to EPA after CT DEEP withdrew its state delegation for asbestos in renovations and demolitions. Federal Register
EPA requires 10 working days instead of 10 calendar days for notification. EPA notification lists information not presently included on the state form. EPA requires notification in the following situations: Any renovation or demolition in a NESHAP –defined facility, regardless of the amount of ACM to be abated, down to zero asbestos present.