Mendocino County

Air Quality Management District

Asbestos - Demolition and Renovation

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State and federal law require notification to the District before certain demolition and renovation activities can occur.

MCAQMD has been delegated by EPA as the local enforcement agency for the Asbestos NESHAP (National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) portion of the Federal Clean Air Act.

To see how the notification process works see the Asbestos Notification Procedure or NESHAP Process Flow Chart.

In general these regulations apply to activities that occur at structures that are used for commercial purposes or that contain more than four dwelling units. Some types of projects, mainly involving conversion to commercial use, or funded with federal money, require notification even for single family residences.

Renovation

The law requires notification to the District at least 10 days in advance of any renovation project which disturbs 260 linear feet of asbestos insulation on pipes or ductwork or 160 square feet of asbestos containing material on any other component (walls, floors, ceilings etc.).

An EPA certified inspector should be consulted to identify types of asbestos containing materials.

Demolition

This activity requires the same notification and inspection as a renovation, but must be identified as a demolition project. City and County building departments cannot issue a demolition permit until either the District has been notified or until the project is determined to be exempt from the regulations. (Health and Safety Code Section 19827.5)

Where is Asbestos most commonly found?

Asbestos can be found in a number of building materials, including drywall, plaster, roofing materials, flooring, insulation, ductwork, adhesives, ceiling tiles and a wide variety of other commonly used materials.

Are new building materials asbestos free?

No. EPA did require that all building materials sold be free of asbestos, however a lawsuit resulted in that regulation being thrown out. Currently new products that contain asbestos cannot be developed, but existing products can be manufactured and sold. Read more about this issue at the EPA website.

No asbestos was found, do I still need to notify the District?

In general the answer is YES. The notification requirement exists even if asbestos is NOT present.

Notification must be made at least 10 days before work begins.

These regulations apply to activities that occur at structures that are used for commercial purposes or that contain more than four dwelling units. Some types of projects, mainly involving conversion to commercial use, or funded with federal money, require notification even for single family residences.

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Demolition/Renovation Notification Procedure

Planning & Building Department

If you have received or were requested to fill out the attached Asbestos Demolition/Renovation Notification (ADRN) form, you must receive District approval prior to obtaining a building permit for your project. Single family dwellings are exempt from this requirement. Contact the District for further information.

Obtain a Survey for Asbestos

Retain a Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC) to test your structure for asbestos containing materials. CAC’s may be found in the yellow pages or online under "Asbestos or Environmental Consultants." Follow the survey recommendations for proper removal and disposal of the materials identified with asbestos.

Mail or Hand Deliver the Completed Form

Mail the completed survey and ADRN form to:
    Mendocino County Air Quality Management District
    306 East Gobbi Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482
    707/463-4354

Mendocino County Air Quality Management District

The Air Quality staff will review your survey and form for accuracy and completeness. You may have the District mail or email the review and approval to you upon request.

 

 

Present the Validated Form to Planning & Building Department

Present the validated form to your Planning and Building Department to receive your permit.

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Important information

  • The notification requirement exists even if Asbestos is NOT present.

  • Notification must be made at least 10 days before work begins.

  • The notification requirement applies even to newer buildings.

  • An inspection by an EPA certified asbestos inspector must be conducted to identify the type and quantity of asbestos present.

Notification Forms and Fees

The notification form is online here: Notification Form.

The Fee Schedule is online here (fees only charged if asbestos is present).


For more information see....

The U.S. EPA page on asbestos

District page on Naturally Occurring Asbestos

Searchable Certified Asbestos consultant database from DOSH

Please contact the District at (707) 463-4354 with any questions.


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  The mission of the Mendocino County Air Quality Management District is to protect and manage air quality, an essential public resource upon which the health of the community depends. 

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