|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.)
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|New Periodic Review
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|Cristin Bernhardt / Regulatory Coordinator / Staff Attorney
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