Asbestos

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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.

 

Marshall Fire Response

As response to the Marshall Fire moves into the recovery phase, the Air Pollution Control Division and the Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division have developed guidance to manage the debris left behind by the total or partial destruction of buildings. Please open the following links for either residential dwellings or public and commercial buildings/residential buildings with more than four dwelling units. These documents only provide guidance on managing debris from buildings.

 

 

The Boulder Office of Emergency Management is taking point on recovery efforts and debris management. They will have additional information on the management of damaged or destroyed vehicles, household hazardous waste, vegetation debris management and other site considerations or requirements. We encourage you to reach out to them at https://www.bouldercounty.org/disasters/wildfires/marshall/ for the latest information and guidance.

 
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Payment Portal

Effective September 1, 2020, the Indoor Environment Program of the Air Pollution Control Division (Division) will no longer accept checks, credit cards (in person or over the phone) or money orders for services rendered by the Division. All payments will need to be made directly through the CDPHE payment portal (https://cdphe.colorado.gov/payrevenue)

Please read these instructions before completing transactions through the payment portal

Before you submit any application to the Division you must first access the CDPHE payment portal and follow the below instructions to complete your financial transaction for the application(s). Upon completing your transaction through the payment portal, you will receive a payment receipt confirmation in your email. Please attach a copy of that receipt to your application for which you are seeking service(s) and submit both the documents to the Division by email:

For asbestos or lead abatement notification: cdphe.asbestos@state.co.us

For demolition applications: cdphe.asbestos@state.co.us

For asbestos or lead abatement certification: cdphe.iepcertification@state.co.us

 

 

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
  • General Abatement Contractor (initial) - $2,000.00
  • General Abatement Contractor (renewal) - $1,000.00
  • 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

 

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General Information

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Certification and Training

Individuals who do not possess current Colorado certification to work in the asbestos industry are required to comply with the requirements of Colorado Regulation No. 8, Part B, Sections II.C and II.D. prior to performing asbestos-related activities in single-family residential dwellings, schools, and public and commercial buildings. The state certification is in addition to the required federal accreditation through a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency- approved training course. 

The Division has resumed certification examinations for all asbestos disciplines for individuals whose certification(s) expire after July 15, 2022. Individuals whose certification(s) expired prior to July 15, 2022, and who are eligible for recertification, must apply for recertification before September 15, 2022. Applicants who apply after that date must sit for the examination for their respective discipline(s) prior to being recertified in Colorado. Please contact cdphe.iepcertification@state.co.us for more information.

All certification examinations are scheduled on a first come-first served basis to ensure adequate seating.

The Division recommends that applications for renewal be submitted at least 30 days prior to the certification expiration date to avoid any interruption in the employment status.

To become certified in Colorado, you must:

1. Apply to us using the Application for Asbestos Certification for Individuals.

2. Submit the appropriate fee via the payment portal at https://cdphe.colorado.gov/payrevenue

3. Supply us your training certificate(s) from your EPA-approved training course. Training certificates from asynchronous on-line training classes are not accepted in Colorado.

4. Email us the requested documents to: cdphe.iepcertification@state.co.us

5. Pass the appropriate state exam for the discipline in which you want to be certified.

After successfully completing the state exam, people seeking 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.

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Training courses and upcoming exam schedules

Notification and Permits

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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

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For consulting firms and accredited laboratories

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Asbestos contaminated soil disturbance

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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.

Other Information

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Regulations

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”

Presentation to the Colorado Environmental Professionals Association April 15, 2021

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
visit: https://coprrr.colorado.gov/participate

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.

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

FAQ-Revised Reg. 8

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. The following is a link to get to the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) records department https://cdphe.colorado.gov/public-information/air-pollution-control-division-records. This link will allow you to search for all currently uploaded asbestos, lead, and demolition records. Guidance on how to search for records can be found by downloading the Public Portal User Guide.


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).