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Asbestos Program

The mission of the Asbestos Program is to protect and promote the physical and environmental health of the people of Texas from asbestos. We strive to prevent unnecessary exposure of the public to asbestos in workplaces and buildings and to assure proper disposal of asbestos. Through our Outreach Program we educate the public to gain voluntary compliance with state and federal asbestos law. We carry out our mission efficiently, effectively, fairly and professionally with respect and dedication to all Texans.


Contact Information

Licensing

Toll-free in Texas: (800) 572-5548
Phone: (512) 834-6600 Ext. 2174
Fax: (512) 834-6614
Email: asbestos.reg@dshs.state.tx.us

Asbestos Regulatory Information

Phone: (512) 834-6787

Inspections & Notifications

Phone: (512) 834-6747

Enforcement

Phone: (512) 834-6665 
Fax: (512) 834-6606

Training Provider Approval and State Examinations

Phone: (512) 834-6600 Ext. 2483


Agencies, Contractors and Consultants

Supplemental Forms


Inspectors, Managers, Technicians, Transporters and Workers

Supplemental Forms


Laboratories


Training Providers

Supplemental Forms


Examination for Licensure


Notification Forms (Demolition / Renovation)


Notifications


Requirements

Regulations require that notification be made to the Department of State Health Services before beginning renovation projects which include the disturbance of any asbestos-containing material (ACM) in a building or facility or before the demolition of a building or facility, even when no asbestos is present.

The notification must be made whether you are notifying in accordance with NESHAP, TAHPR, or both. The department shall be notified using the Online Asbestos Notification System or by mailing the Asbestos Abatement/Demolition Notification Form to the department. Notification shall be made no less than 10 working days (not calendar days) prior to the start of demolition or asbestos abatement activity or any other activity that will disturb asbestos (except for emergencies or ordered demolitions). Notifications which do not meet the 10-day requirement or are incomplete are considered to be "improper" and may result in enforcement proceedings.

In addition, a courtesy copy of all amendments should be faxed or emailed to your regional inspector.


Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at:

Email: Asbestos Notifications
Toll-Free: (800) 572-5548 (within Texas)
Local: (512) 834-6747


Rules & Regulations

Notifications are regulated by the following rules:

 

Complaints Process


Complaint Form

Please use the following form when submitting complaints:


Suspected Violation of Regulated Asbestos Work Practices

Email: Asbestos Help 
Phone: (512) 834-6787
Fax: (512) 834-6726

Mailing Address

Asbestos Complaints
Environmental Hazards Group - PSQA Unit MC 1987
Texas Department of State Health Services
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347


Inspections of Asbestos-Related Work Activities

Todd Wingler, Regulatory Environmental Engineer
Phone: (512) 834-6770, Ext 2453

Ken Ofunrein, Inspections Branch Manager
Phone: (512) 834-6770, Ext 2451

Terry Collins, Asbestos Inspections Group Manager 
Phone: (512) 834-6770, Ext 2454

Roxanna B. Guerrero, Asbestos Inspections Group Manager
Phone: (512) 834-6770, Ext 2455


Find a Licensee - Asbestos Program


Online License Search

The Public License Search provided by the Division for Regulatory Services Online License System contains the most current licensing information.

Last Updated May 12, 2016

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