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Tightened regulations on asbestos abatement planned

July 01, 2010
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LITTLE ROCK, AR — Environmental officials have proposed amending asbestos abatement regulations to require more extensive air testing before, during and after asbestos projects are completed, according to the Mesothelioma Resource Center.
Enviro.BLR.com reported that the Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) will now require liability insurance and documentation of workers seeking asbestos certification, the article stated.
The changes will affect demolition and construction firms, as well as those conducting inspections, air monitoring, project design, asbestos removal and anyone training workers in asbestos abatement, the article noted.
According to the article, individuals seeking asbestos training certification will need to be photographed and training providers will be required to notify ADEQ before and after training courses occur.
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