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Asbestos abatement and regulated material management

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Notification requirements

Notification is required for all demolition projects and additional notification is required for demolition/relocation projects that have structures with asbestos containing materials (ACM) with 1% or greater asbestos content.

 

Municipal building code requirements

 

Check with the Office of Environmental Stewardship for information on managing municipal building code requirements on MnDOT projects:

 

Mark Vogel

651-366-3630

mark.vogel@state.mn.us

 

 

Demolition notification must be submitted to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and to municipalities that have authority granted by the Department of Labor and Industry to enforce the State Building Code. Municipalities with this authority may require additional notification and payment of fees.

 

Notification for structure demolition or relocation when ACM containing 1% or greater asbestos is present, must be submitted to both the MPCA and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The contractor must provide a copy of all notifications, including any amended notifications, to the MnDOT Project Engineer.

 

Important note: All demolitions require notification to the MPCA regardless of whether asbestos is present in the structure.

 

 

 

 

Asbestos containing material (ACM) notification threshold criteria

If ACM has an asbestos content equal to or less than 1%:

 

If ACM has an asbestos content greater than 1% and one of the following conditions apply:

 

 

Forms

 

 

Time requirements

 

Demolition

The MPCA requires a minimum 10-working day notification prior to demolition. If the contractor does not begin demolition on the start date declared in the 10-day notification form, the contractor must submit an amended notification form to the MPCA before proceeding with the demolition. For buildings, all asbestos abatements and regulated waste/material removal must be completed a minimum of 48 hours prior to demolition.

 

Asbestos abatement

The MDH requires a minimum 5-calendar day notification prior to abatement of ACM in accordance with the ACM Notification Threshold Criteria. The MPCA requires a minimum 10-working day notification prior to abatement of ACM in accordance with the ACM Notification Threshold Criteria.