RAPCA’s Asbestos Air Pollution Program

Who’s in charge of Asbestos Air Pollution?

The Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA) has jurisdiction for air pollution in the Miami Valley.  They have an asbestos air pollution division which oversees appropriate methods for the detection and removal of asbestos from commercial, industrial and some residential properties.  

Asbestos Air Pollution Program

The purpose of RAPCA’s asbestos program is to protect the public from asbestos emissions or asbestos fibers. When a building is renovated or demolished these asbestos emissions may be airborne if strict regulations are not followed.  Asbestos program activities include contractor notification procedures, sample identification, and on-site asbestos inspections and follow-up activities.

RAPCA insures that the proper techniques are used in asbestos removal from buildings.  All asbestos removal operations must be properly permitted and selected projects are also inspected depending on the size and scope of the asbestos remediation and the compliance history of the removal contractor.  

Asbestos air pollution regulations apply to commercial or industrial buildings, however, a number of smaller buildings also contain asbestos and thus, present a potential air pollution health hazard.  Owners of these smaller buildings are required to follow local asbestos removal rules (Regulation 150) of Public Health.  The asbestos removal regulation applies to all renovation or demolition projects involving more than 50 feet of asbestos including projects in single family residences.  

Turn-Key Environmental Consultants helps clients comply with all applicable asbestos rules and regulations which apply to asbestos air pollution during renovation or demolition.