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General Guidelines for Renovation 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 renovation 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 controlled or removed by a certified contractor.
  • 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 or review the proper 10-Day notification form so that you are aware of the extent of the project. If the renovation requires the removal of required asbestos as defined in (2) above, the notification form must be postmarked or hand-delivered at least ten [10] working days prior to the commencement of the renovation project, with the appropriate fee 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

  • Make sure that you obtain all required permits for your renovation project.
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.