- Answers to Common Asbestos Questions
Learn about asbestos, its health and environmental effects, and requirements for its safe removal, handling and disposal.
MassDEP Asbestos Information & Resource Guide
Includes federal and state contact information, regulations and answers to frequently asked questions.
MassDEP Asbestos & Construction/Demolition Notification Forms
- BWP AQ 04 (ANF-001) - Asbestos Removal Notification
Prior notification of asbestos abatement work is required by the regulations of two Commonwealth Agencies, the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the Division of Occupational Safety (DOS).
- BWP AQ 05 - Application for Asbestos Blanket Notification
Blanket notifications provide flexibility for unplanned asbestos abatement work as well as planned long-term, large-scale abatement projects.
- BWP AQ 06 - Construction/Demolition Notification
MassDEP requires notification 10 working days before construction or demolition of a building, except for a residential building of fewer than 20 units.
MassDEP Regulations & Policies
- 310 CMR 7.00: Air Pollution Control Regulations
Specifically see Section 7.09: Dust, Odor, Construction & Demolition and Section 7.15: Removal & Disposal of Asbestos
- 310 CMR 19.000: Solid Waste Management Facility Regulations
Specifically see Section 19.061: Special Waste Disposal Requirements
Asbestos Cement Pipe Guidance Document
Explains how to safely remove and dispose of asbestos cement pipes in compliance with MassDEP asbestos regulations.
Asbestos Cement Shingles Guidance Document
Explains how to safely remove and dispose of asbestos cement shingles.
BWP-96-012: Non-Friable Asbestos-Containing Materials
Designates specific requirements for the handling, removal and disposal of certain asbestos-containing products including vinyl asbestos tile (VAT) and asphalt-based roofing and siding products.
Water Supply Asbestos Monitoring Requirements
All community and non-community non-transient public water systems are required to monitor for asbestos in distribution lines every nine years, during the first unless a waiver is granted.
Asbestos in Distribution System Exemption Form
May be submitted by water suppliers who are able to certify that their distribution systems do not contain any asbestos-cement pipe and/or asbestos-cement vinyl lined pipe.
Department of Labor Standards Asbestos Regulation & Licensing
- DLS Asbestos Program
Regulates occupational asbestos exposure in Massachusetts. Works with employers, employees, unions and state and local agencies to create healthier and safer work conditions through site visits, analytical services and technical information.
- DLS Asbestos License Lists
Find licensed asbestos analytical laboratories, contractors and training providers in Massachusetts.