General Guidelines for Demolition Projects
Determine if the building has been inspected by an AHERA-certified asbestos building inspector during the past year. If
it has been, obtain a copy of the asbestos report to determine if asbestos is present. If it has not been inspected, have
the building inspected by an AHERA-certified asbestos inspector and verify his or her certification. Obtain a copy of the
inspection report and determine if asbestos is present. It is recommended that the asbestos inspection report be available
on site throughout the entire demolition project.
Determine the amount of friable asbestos containing material. If the amount is 160 square feet, 260 linear feet, 35 cubic
feet or more, it is regulated asbestos and must be removed by a certified contractor. (See General
Guidelines for Renovation Projects).
Strongly consider hiring a third party consultant who has asbestos contractor/supervisor training to oversee the project.
If you do hire a consultant, pay attention to the recommendations and guidance.
Prepare and submit the NESHAP 10-Day notification form with the appropriate
fee. This notification must be postmarked or hand-delivered at least 10 days prior to the commencement of demolition activities to:
Air Quality Department Main Office
1001 North Central Avenue, Suite 125
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Maricopa County Planning and Development
One Stop Shop
501 North 44th Street
Phoenix AZ 85008
Make sure that you obtain all required permits for your demolition project (i.e., dust control and/or earth moving permits).
REMEMBER: you as the owner/operator are responsible for all phases of asbestos removal, transportation and disposal.
If you have any questions, contact Maricopa County's Asbestos NESHAP Coordinator Scott MacDonald at (602) 506-6708.