Search Air Quality Web Site


General Guidelines for Demolition Projects

number1_bullet 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.

number2_bullet 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).

number3_bullet 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.

number4_bullet 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

2nd Floor

Phoenix AZ 85008

number5_bullet Make sure that you obtain all required permits for your demolition project (i.e., dust control and/or earth moving permits).

number6_bullet REMEMBER: you as the owner/operator are responsible for all phases of asbestos removal, transportation and disposal.

number7_bullet If you have any questions, contact Maricopa County's Asbestos NESHAP Coordinator Scott MacDonald at (602) 506-6708.