On January 22, 2021, the Air Quality Control Commission adopted the proposed revisions to Colorado Regulation Number 8, Part B. Some of the revisions require information to be submitted on new forms. The Air Pollution Control Division (Division) is working to draft these forms and will soon be soliciting feedback from the regulated community.
The revised regulation took effect on March 17, 2021.
Copies of the revised regulation can be found on this web page under the Section
headed “Other Information”
The Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform is currently conducting a sunset review of the Colorado Asbestos Control Act. Analysis is
performed to determine if the Act is necessary and should be continued, modified, or repealed. To provide input on this review, please
Asbestos permit fees
Single Family Residential Dwelling Notice - $60.00 Single Family Residential Dwelling 30 day permit - $180.00 Single Family Residential Dwelling 90 day permit - $300.00 Single Family Residential Dwelling 1 year permit - $420.00 Public & Commercial Notice - $80.00 Public & Commercial 30 day permit - $400.00 Public & Commercial 90 day permit - $800.00 Public & Commercial 1 year permit - $1,200.00 Multiphase Processing fee - $80.00 Permit Transfer - $55.00 Demolition Notice* - $50.00
- *plus per 1,000 square foot - $5.00
- Out-of-State GAC (initial) - $3,000.00
- Out-of-State GAC (renewal) - $2,000.00
- Worker - $125.00
- Supervisor - $250.00
- Project Designer - $250.00
- Building Inspector - $175.00
- Air Monitoring Specialist - $250.00
- Supervisor/Project Designer - $275.00
- Building Inspector/Management Planner - $275.00
- Retest (per occurrence) - $125.00
- Lost Card (per card) - $25.00
- Training Provider - initial course material review, per discipline* - $250.00
- Training Provider - renewal, per discipline* - $100.00
- *plus per student fee - $10.00
- Asbestos Consulting Company - $500.00
- Asbestos Laboratory - $250.00
- General information.
- Asbestos bans.
- Renovation and demolition.
- 100 Questions:
- Colorado Environmental Professionals Association.
- Website for the Colorado insulation and abatement industry.
- To be included in or removed from our email notification list, email the Asbestos Compliance Assistance Group: firstname.lastname@example.org
Certification and Training
We require anyone performing asbestos-related activities in single-family residential dwellings, schools, and public and commercial buildings to be certified by Colorado. The state certification is in addition to required federal certification through a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved training course.
To become certified by Colorado, you must:
- Apply to us using the Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals.
- Submit the appropriate fee.
- Supply us your original training certificate from your EPA-approved training course. We can’t accept copies.
- Pass the appropriate state exam for the discipline in which you want to be certified.
After successfully completing the state exam, people seeking Air Monitoring Specialist, Worker or Supervisor certification will be issued an Asbestos Photo Identification Card.
Air Monitoring Specialists, Building Inspectors, Management Planners and Project Designers will receive a certificate.
Any company wishing to conduct abatement of friable asbestos-containing materials must become a General Abatement Contractor before starting any work.
Certified individuals, consulting firms, laboratories & disposal sites
- Asbestos-certified individuals by name.
- Asbestos-certified individuals by type.
- Certified general abatement contractors.
- Accredited laboratories for analysis of asbestos.
- Asbestos consulting firms.
- Colorado landfills accepting asbestos-containing waste from the public.
- Downloadable forms for consulting firms and accredited laboratories.
Notification and Permits
Demolition notifications and abatement permits
- You must provide notification for all demolitions of all facilities (see definition in Regulation 8, Part B) and all asbestos abatement projects that exceed the trigger levels, whichever is the lesser quantity.
- The notification requirements apply to both friable and nonfriable asbestos materials.
- You must obtain a permit for the abatement of friable asbestos projects where the quantity of asbestos-containing material to be abated exceeds the trigger levels, whichever is the lesser quantity, and the work is in an area of public access.
- You must provide notification of activities that will disturb asbestos contaminated soil.
Notification and permitting
- Abatement notification and permit application. | In MS Word.
- Demolition notification application.
- Notification and permit modification. | In MS Word.
- Multiple phase project schedule.
- Variance request.
- Project manager waiver.
- Single family residential dwelling area of public access opt-out.
- Abatement inspection compliance checklist.
- Request for Asbestos Inspection Exemption
- Major Asbestos Spill Notification
- Request for Waiver of the 10-Working Day Notification Period
Certification and training
- Individual Asbestos Certification application.
- General Abatement Contractor Certification application.
- Air Monitoring Specialist candidate on the job experience.
- Summary of Air Monitoring Specialist certification requirements.
- Training provider registration.
- Training provider notification.
- Training provider class confirmation listing.
- Asbestos Training Course Instructor Renewal Application
- Asbestos Training Course Instructor Initial Application
Asbestos contaminated soil disturbance
Notification of regulated asbestos contaminated soil disturbance form
Managing asbestos in schools
We're designated by the governor's office to oversee asbestos management plans for all public and private nonprofit schools in Colorado.
In 1995 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted Colorado a waiver to completely administer and enforce the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act regulations within the state. We're responsible for maintaining the management plan files and inspecting schools to make sure they comply with the regulations.
- AHERA asbestos awareness training.
Air Regulation 8, Part B
- Regulation 8. Part B: asbestos
This version of Regulation 8, Part B included links to make it easier to navigate. The entire regulation is also available below.
- 2005 Significant Changes to Reg. 8, Part B.
- 2004 Significant Changes to Reg. 8, Part B.
- 2003 Significant Changes to Reg. 8, Part B.
- Reference documents
- Asbestos inspection and report requirements.
- Sampling miscellaneous materials.
- Colorado Revised Statute Title 25, Article 7, Part 5.
- Environmental Protection Agency § 61.150.
- EPA Green Book - Managing asbestos in place.
- EPA Pink Book - Asbestos in buildings: simplified sampling scheme for friable surfacing material.
- EPA Purple Book - Guide for controlling asbestos-containing materials in buildings.
- EPA Silver Book - Measuring airborne asbestos following an abatement action.
- NIOSH 7400- Asbestos and other fibers by PCM.
- Standard for waste disposal for manufacturing, fabricating, demolition, renovation, and spraying operations.
- Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Model Accreditation Plan (2011).
- Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) (2010).
- Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), (2010 1995) Subpart E, 40 C.F.R. Part 763, section 1, and Appendix E to Subpart E.
Indoor Environment Program Records:
The Indoor Environment Program can provide information on permitted or noticed abatement
and demolition projects. Please Contact the Air Pollution Control Division’s Records Unit at
email@example.com to request information.
The Indoor Environment Program no longer publishes a list of enforcement cases. If you would
like the Program to research a particular case or Company, please contact the APCD Records
Unit for information and pricing (if applicable).