The federal asbestos regulations have been established by the U.S. EPA through the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Asbestos at 40 CFR 61 Subpart M. The NESHAP is supplemented by State of Florida rules and by Broward County Code:
- The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) regulates the licensing of persons or companies engaged in removing asbestos from or demolishing regulated structures. The DBPR also certifies and approves training programs for institutions involved in the training and certification of consultants, contractors, project monitors, project supervisors or workers.
- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has established requirements for the notification of projects subject to the NESHAP and the submittal fees associated with certain projects.
- Broward County has adopted both the federal NESHAP and DEP’s rules by reference and has established additional notification and fee requirements.
Building Demolition and Renovation Notification Requirements
Person(s) engaged in or proposing to engage in the demolition of a facility must submit to Broward County a completed Statement of Responsibilities Regarding Asbestos form. A copy of this form must be obtained from the Environmental Protection and Growth Management Departments Air Quality Program; please visit www.broward.org/Epermits, asbestos for information in regard to the program. Please note that a copy of the SRRA form is required by City and Municipal government Building Departments in Broward County before issuance of a demolition/renovation permit. If any box is marked in Section 1 AND Section 2 of the Statement of Responsibilities Regarding Asbestos form, a Notice of Demolition or Asbestos Renovation form will also be required. (The PDF version of this form is acceptable for submittal.) The Notice of Demolition or Asbestos Renovation form must be submitted to the Air Quality Program at least ten (10) working days in advance of the proposed demolition, regardless of the amount of ACM. If you require further information, please contact the Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division, Air Quality Program at (954) 519-1260.
Person(s) engaging in or proposing to engage in the renovation of a facility involving in excess of 160 square feet or 260 linear feet (e.g. piping insulation) of regulated ACM shall submit to the Air Quality Program a complete Notice of Demolition or Asbestos Renovation form at least ten (10) working days in advance of the proposed renovation. Regulated ACM is any asbestos containing material that is considered friable, or which may reasonably be expected to become friable as a result the removal process.
Beginning with demolition and asbestos removal notifications submitted to Broward County on November 1, 2009, a fee will also be required in order for the notification to be considered complete.
Broward County Inspections
Broward County conducts inspections of demolition and renovation sites to ensure compliance with federal asbestos NESHAP requirements. Broward County initiates enforcement actions for failure to provide ten (10) working day advance notice of such activities as well as non-compliance with specific asbestos handling work practices.
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