Asbestos Updates

Multiple changes to the Spokane Clean Air's asbestos regulations took effect September 2, 2014. To enhance communication about asbestos requirements, Spokane Clean Air launched a monthly Asbestos Updates e-mail service. Each email message highlights information related to asbestos requirements in Spokane County.

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Below is the current Asbestos Update. A table at the bottom provides links to past Asbestos Updates.  

Asbestos Updates archives:

Spring 2020 - Action and Inaction Can Lead to Compliance Issues

Winter 2019-20 - Cement Asbestos Board Siding (CAB), ACW material temporary storage permit, filing e-NOIs.  

Fall 2019 -  Age of a structure irrelevant; all asbestos products have not been banned

May/Jun 2019 -  EPA final rule: Discontinued asbestos products cannot be reintroduced into commerce without EPA review/approval.

Mar/Apr 2019Asbestos Surveys to Clean up, take 2

Jan/Feb 2019 - To be an OOSFR or not to be...that is the question

Nov/Dec 2018 - The A List: Asbestos Survey Requirements

Sept/Oct 2018 - Removal and Disposal of Mobile Homes

May/June 2018 -  Nicolet or Nicolite?

April 2018 - Exception for Hazardous Condition

Feb/Mar 2018 - Damaged Structures: From Asbestos Survey to Clean-Up

Nov-Dec-Jan - Use of Roto-Hammers to access vermiculite in CMU walls

Oct 2017 - Alternate Asbestos Surveys

Aug/Sep 2017 - NOI reminders

Jun/Jul 2017 - Vermiculite in CMU Block Walls

Mar/Apr 2017  - Global Abestos Awareness Week

Feb 2017 - Managing Mandatory Amendments

Jan 2017 - Alternative Work Plans: Manual Methods vs Mechanical Methods

Oct/Nov 2016 - Sizing Asbestos Debris Fields, Debris Piles or Debris in a Dumpster for Notification

Aug/Sep 2016 - The Removal of Load Supporting Beams Qualifies as Demolition

Apr 2017 - Roofing & Asbestos: Notification Requirements for Roofing Rendered Friable

Mar 2016 - Is the Project a OOSFR (Owner-Occupied, Single-Family Residence)?

Feb 2016 - Interior Demolition: Is a Notification Required?

Jan 2016 - Small Quantity Project notification category

Dec 2015 - Reminder: Windstorm Asbestos Waivers

Oct 2015 - Asphalt Shingles, Loose Vermiculite, Alternate Work Plans: Compliance with Other Rules

Sep 2015 - Introducing the Agency's new Compliance Administrator

Aug 2015 - Mobile Homes & OOSFR Load Supporting Structures

Jul 2015 - Asbestos Updates: Moving to a monthly email schedule 

Jun 24, 2015 - Summary of Changes - Alternate Means of Compliance

Jun 10, 2015 - Summary of Changes: Asbestos Survey Procedures and Survey Report Contents

May 27, 2015 - Roofing Projects: Asphalt Shingles Removed as a Suspect ACM

May 13, 2015 - Loose Vermiculite - Removal and Disposal Requirements

April 22, 2015 - Homogeneous Areas and SRCAA Asbestos Reg: Changes to survey procedures and required survey report contents

April 8, 2015 - Welcome to this new Asbestos Updates email service