Asbestos

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.

It is anticipated that the revised regulation will take effect on or about March 17, 2021. In order to have these forms ready for use, the Division anticipates that it will begin sending out draft forms the week of February 15. A review period will be established and a meeting or meetings will be held (virtually) at the end of the period to discuss comments.

If you would like to participate in this review and are not yet registered, please use the link under the E-Mailing list section. Check the box marked Asbestos Stakeholder Process-CO Reg No. 8, Part B. Please visit the Colorado Regulation No. 8 Part B - Asbestos rule revision page.

Our asbestos experts help schools and businesses comply with air pollution laws regulating asbestos and materials containing it. The Air Quality Control Commission's Regulation 8, Part B governs asbestos abatement in Colorado. The Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission's Regulations Pertaining to Solid Waste Disposal Sites and Facilities, 6 CCR 1007-2 Part 1, Section 5, governs the disposal of asbestos waste and the management of asbestos contaminated soil in Colorado.

Wildfire recovery

For the latest in information on handling wildfire ash and debris, please visit CDPHE's Office of Preparedness and Response webpage.
 

Payment Portal

Information to make payments for permits and certifications.

Fees

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

Certification and Training

**CERTIFICATION TESTING UPDATE as of FEBRUARY 1, 2021**

**UPDATE as of DECEMBER 28, 2020**

**COVID-19-CERTIFICATION UDPATE**

**REMOTE TRAINING**

**SPANISH COVID-19 UPDATE**

**SPANISH REMOTE 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:

  1. Apply to us using the Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals.
  2. Submit the appropriate fee.
  3. Supply us your original training certificate from your EPA-approved training course. We can’t accept copies.
  4. 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. 

**CERTIFICATION UPDATE**

**REMOTE TRAINING**

Training courses and upcoming exam schedules

  • Asbestos training providers.
  • Asbestos training provider approval requirements. 
  • Exam schedule and information for Denver, Grand Junction, and Pueblo.

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.

Other information

For consulting firms and accredited laboratories

Asbestos contaminated soil disturbance

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.

Other Information

Regulations

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.

Air Quality Control Commission Regulation 8.

Regulation 8, Part B: Asbestos (amended Jan. 22, 2021, effective March 17, 2021):

Regulation 8, Part B: Asbestos (amended Dec. 21, 2007, effective Jan. 30, 2008):

Regulation 8, Section III (Spanish translation).
Reference documents

Solid waste regulations 6 CCR 1007-2 Part 1, Section 5

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
cdphe_apcd_records@state.co.us 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).