The legislature hereby finds and declares that asbestos is a dangerous toxic substance and is harmful to the citizens of this state. Therefore, to ensure the protection of our citizens, 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.
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:
Click here to Pay Your Notification Fee On-Line
Asbestos Notification Form - with instructions
Attention: You may now submit your asbestos/demolition notification online through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Air Quality Electronic Submittal System (ESS); The link to sign up for an account is athttps://apps.dep.wv.gov/eplogin.cfm
WEST VIRGINIA RELATED INFORMATION:
- West Virginia Asbestos Licensure Law 16-32
- 64CSR63 - West Virginia Asbestos Abatement Licensing Rule
- For License or Application information see Licensing Program
- AHERA forms
"Disclaimer" The links identified below are included because of their relevance to the Asbestos Program. These links are NOT regulated by the Bureau for Public Health/Asbestos Program and we cannot be responsible for either their information content or their maintenance. The program information is updated periodically and may not reflect real time data.
Request EPA Publications (publication numbers listed below)
Call the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 1-800/490-9198
Local & Government Employees: 513-489-8190 and give them the publication number listed below the topic of interest.
EPA PUBLICATION NUMBERS
Asbestos Compliance Program:
Program Chief: Herb Hilleary
To check the status of a notification or to submit a revision:
Regulatory Licensing Specialist 2: April Lafferty