Asbestos siding removal
The original NESHAP laws were developed to manage asbestos in schools. The U.S. EPA ended up being the enforcing agency. Protection of workers from asbestos falls to Federal OSHA. Homeowners fall into neither of these catagories UNTIL they attempt to dispose of asbestos improperly. Then they can inadvertently violate EPA regulations by improper disposal of a hazardous material. Some states have imposed regulations that cover homeowners and certain asbestos materials over and above what the NESHAP laws recognize. That is why it is important to understand the laws of YOUR state both for removal and disposal. As far as the safety procedures; they may not be law, but common sense should tell you to follow them anyway. You don't want this stuff to come back haunting you 10 or 20 years later, which is what it takes for some asbestos related illnesses to appear.
Last edited by Maintenance 6; 04-22-2009 at 04:56 PM.