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Asbestos - Air Quality

(Demolition / Renovation Notification Form)

What is the Purpose of this Notification?
The purpose of the notification is to inform clean air agencies when asbestos abatement or demolition of a structure will occur and to protect public health and the environment.
Who Issues this Notification?
Variable: See notes/comments for more information.
What Activities Require this Notification?
You must submit an asbestos demolition/renovation notification form any time you want to:
  1. Demolish any structure, including for the purpose of fire training.
  2. Remove or abate Regulated Asbestos Containing Material (RACM) in an existing structure.

Contact the appropriate local air agency for more details about requirements. See the Links section below for more information.
How Much Will this Notification Cost?
Fees may vary depending on authorizing local air agency.
Where Can I Get the Application for this Notification?
The application which is called 'Asbestos Demolition / Renovation Notification Form' is online and can be accessed at http://www.epa.gov/region10/pdf/asbestos/demolition-renovation-notification-form_fillable.pdf.
Do I Need to Include Anything with my Application?
Contact the appropriate Local Air Agencyfor more details about requirements. See the Links section below for more information
Is the Decision on my Notification Dependent on Anything Besides the Information in my Application?
The notification must be postmarked 10 working days before the job's start date to allow Ecology to comment and/or schedule a site visit.

A working day means Monday-Friday and includes holidays that fall on any of the days Monday-Friday.
How Long Will it Take to Review my Application?
There is no review time, only a 10 working day advance notice requirement.
Where do I Submit my Application?
Submit asbestos notifications to the appropriate Local Air Agency and county planning agency. If Ecology is the local air agency, submit the notification to the correct Ecology regional office. Ecology's Industrial Section receives notices from their regulated businesses.
How Long is my Notification Valid?
The job must be started and completed within the dates specified in the notice. If job schedules change, a change notice is required to be submitted.
What is the Appeal Process for the Notification?
Since there is no decision, an appeal is not applicable.
Notes / Comments:
The agency that issues varies by location.

Ecology has jurisdiction in the following counties:
  • Ecology Central Regional Office - Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan Counties
  • Ecology Eastern Regional Office - Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman Counties
  • Ecology Northwest Regional Office - San Juan County


For all other counties the agency that issues this permit varies, it would be one of the following:
  • The local clean air agency
  • Tribes protect air quality in Indian country, with technical assistance from EPA.


To determine the appropriate air agency select the Local Clean Air Agency link to see a map showing Washington State's Local Clean Air Agencies. Click on the county where the project is located to identify the correct local air agency. A special link for Asbestos information should be on their website. If not, call the general telephone number listed and ask for information on their asbestos notification program.

Businesses regulated by Ecology's Industrial Section (pulp and paper, aluminum, etc.) should contact Ecology's headquarters at (360) 407-6812 or their specific regulatory contact.

If you need help, the statewide contact listed below is a good resource.
Legal Authority:
Statewide Contact:
Department of Ecology
Air Quality Program
Headquarters
300 Desmond Drive
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
Telephone: (360) 407-6800
Fax: (360) 407-7534
Website: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/airhome.html
* Permit information last updated 6/4/2020
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