Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Virginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors
Virginia Asbestos Licensing Regulations [18 VAC 15 ‑ 20]
2023 General Review
Action 6177
General Information
Action Summary The Virginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors (“the Board”) intends to undertake a general regulatory review of the Virginia Asbestos Licensing Regulations. The regulation establishes (i) the entry requirements for licensure of individuals as asbestos workers, supervisors, inspectors, management planners, project designers, and project monitors; (ii) the entry requirements for licensure of firms as asbestos contractors and analytical laboratories; (iii) requirements for maintaining and renewing licenses; (iv) requirements for approval of accredited asbestos training programs; and (v) standards of practice and conduct for licensees and accredited training programs. The Board last undertook a significant review of the regulation in 2016, when it revised requirements pertaining to asbestos analytical laboratories and project monitors. The goals of the planned regulatory action are to (i) repeal the existing regulation (18VAC15-20) and replace it with a new chapter (18VAC15-25); (ii) review to ensure the regulation complements current Virginia law and meets applicable federal requirements; (iii) make the regulation more organized, clear, and understandable; (iv) ensure the regulation provides minimal burdens on regulants while still protecting the public; and (v) review for areas to reduce regulatory requirements. In addition, the review will ensure the regulation reflects current procedures and policies of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (“the Department”), along with any other changes determined to be necessary and appropriate.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 15-20 Virginia Asbestos Licensing Regulations Repeal Entire Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 15 - 21 Asbestos Licensing Regulations Promulgate New Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7460]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9913 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/26/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Cameron Parris  / Regulatory Operations Administrator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-9183    FAX: (866)350-5354    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.