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Safety and Health Codes Board
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Regulation Concerning Licensed Asbestos Contractor Notification, Asbestos Project Permits, and Permit Fees [16 VAC 25 ‑ 20]
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Action:
Amendments to the Regulation Concerning Licensed Asbestos Contractor Notification, Asbestos Project Permits, and Permit Fees
 
General Information
Action Summary Pursuant to the Executive Regulatory Reform Initiative, the Regulation Concerning Licensed Asbestos Contractor Notification, Asbestos Project Permits, and Permit Fees, 16VAC25-20, was identified for amendment after an in-depth review by the Department of Labor and Industry (“the Department”). As currently enacted, this regulation provides the procedure for notifying the Department of certain asbestos abatement projects to be undertaken and sets permit fees for those projects. Licensed asbestos contractors who undertake affected projects must notify the Department of Labor and Industry, obtain a permit and pay a fee as required by Va. Code §40.1-51.20. A. and B. The notification and permit requirements enable the Department to conduct onsite inspection of asbestos projects to monitor asbestos contractors’ compliance with state and federal requirements for safe removal and disposal of asbestos. While “residential buildings” are covered under this program, the procedure required for such structures does not include payment of a fee. “Residential buildings” means site-built homes, modular homes, condominium units, mobile homes, manufactured housing, and duplexes, or other multi-unit dwellings consisting of four units or less which are currently in use or intended for use only for residential purposes. However, demolition of any of the above structures which are to be replaced by other than a residential building shall not fall within this definition and would be subject to payment of a fee. The Safety and Health Codes Board seeks to discontinue the requirement for notification of such residential building asbestos projects and amends 16VAC25-20-40, Exemption, to eliminate the notification requirements to the Department for such residential buildings. This will minimize the paperwork burden for asbestos contractors and also for homeowners. In addition, the Code of Virginia does not require a permit fee for asbestos projects in such residential buildings. (See Va. Code §40.1-51.20.B.)
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [003650]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6525 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/15/2013.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay Withrow  / Director, Legal Support, VPP, ORA, OPP, and OWP
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 207
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: jay.withrow@doli.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)786-9873    FAX: (804)786-8418    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.