The Colorado Air Pollution Control Division is initiating a stakeholder process to discuss potential revisions to Regulation 8, Part B. The division plans to request that the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission set this rulemaking for hearing in April 2020. You can access the most current information on the rulemaking process, stakeholder registration information, and directions to join the division's email list on the division's outreach 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.
For the latest in information on handling wildfire ash and debris, please visit CDPHE's Office of Preparedness and Response webpage.
Information to make payments for permits and certifications.
Asbestos permit fees
- *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: email@example.com
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.
Notifications 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.
- Notification of regulated asbestos contaminated soil (RACS) disturbance.
- Variance request.
- Structurally unsound building variance checklist.
- Project manager waiver.
- Single family residential dwelling area of public access opt-out.
- Abatement inspection compliance checklist.
- Permit Information
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.
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.
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 Dec. 21, 2007, effective Jan. 30, 2008):
- Regulation 8, Section III (Spanish translation).
- 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.