AQ 05: Asbestos Blanket Notification Approval

Provides flexibility for immediate abatement, long-term or large-scale removal work, or incidental maintenance where significant amounts of asbestos are present.

MassDEP Asbestos Assistance

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MassDEP Regional Offices Find Your Region 
Central Region: Gregg Levins, 508-767-2768 gregory.levins@mass.gov 
Northeast Region: John Macauley, 978-694-3262 john.macauley@mass.gov 
Southeast Region: Cynthia Baran, 508-946-2887 cynthia.baran@mass.gov 
Western Region: Dave Slowick, 413-755-2246 david.slowick@mass.gov 
Boston Office: Mike Elliott, 617-292-5575 michael.elliott@mass.gov 
eDEP Online Filing Questions baw.edep@mass.gov 

The Details of AQ 05: Asbestos Blanket Notification Approval

Fees for AQ 05: Asbestos Blanket Notification Approval

Name Fee Unit
AQ 05: Asbestos Blanket Notification Approval $200 Per Application

How to apply AQ 05: Asbestos Blanket Notification Approval

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 emergency, some additional steps will be required. See details below. 

Next steps for AQ 05: Asbestos Blanket Notification Approval

  1. What to Know

    An Asbestos Blanket Notification Approval provides flexibility for immediate abatement, long-term (up to 12 months) or large-scale removal work, or incidental maintenance where significant amounts of asbestos are present.

    MassDEP approves two types of Asbestos Blanket Notifications on a case-by-case basis:

    • Incidental Maintenance Blanket Notification Approval: For facilities that contain significant amount of asbestos-containing material and routinely encounter situations where asbestos needs to be abated immediately, without observing the required ten (10) working day waiting period.
    • Large Scale Asbestos Abatement Project Approval: For planned abatement projects that involve the removal of significant quantities of asbestos-containing materials over an extended period of time. This Blanket Approval allows more flexibility in the scheduling and sequencing of work. 

    Both types of Asbestos Blanket Notification Approvals are facility-specific, issued for periods of up to 12 months, and may be renewed by submitting a new application.

    Please note that even with a Blanket Approval, you will still need to file an AQ 04 (ANF-001): Asbestos Removal Notification for each job to be performed. You will not need to observe the ten (10) working day waiting period before beginning work, however.

  2. Review the Instructions

    Guidance on how to prepare and submit your application.

  3. Complete Your Application

    You may fill out and save the Microsoft Word form on your computer. The PDF version has to be printed out and completed by hand.

  4. Submit Your Application & Fee Payment

    Please note that with most MassDEP staff currently teleworking due to the current COVID-19 emergency, some additional steps will be required. Pay special attention to c. below.

    a. Send your original application form to the appropriate MassDEP Regional Office, Attn: Asbestos Program. Follow the link below for a listing of regional offices by community.

    b. Send a copy of your application form and payment ($200 check payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts) to:

    MassDEP
    P.O. Box 4062
    Boston, MA 02211

    Note: If your submittal is incomplete, MassDEP will return it to you.

    c. Email scanned copies of your (1) original completed and signed application form, (2) any relevant supplemental information, and (3) check for fee payment to the appropriate regional asbestos contact.

  5. Wait for MassDEP Approval

    MassDEP will issue an approval or denial within 20 working days of receiving your application and finding it administratively and technically complete.

    If MassDEP finds your application incomplete, the agency will request additional information and give you 30 calendar days to respond.

    After you submit the requested information, MassDEP will have ten (10) working days to issue an approval or denial. 

  6. Submit Notifications & Start Work

    Once you have obtained a Blanket Approval from MassDEP, you will need to file an AQ 04 (ANF-001): Asbestos Removal Notification that references your Blanket Approval for each job to be performed under it. You will not need to observe the ten (10) working day waiting period before beginning the job, however.

Contact for AQ 05: Asbestos Blanket Notification Approval

Online
MassDEP Regional Offices Find Your Region 
Central Region: Gregg Levins, 508-767-2768 gregory.levins@mass.gov 
Northeast Region: John Macauley, 978-694-3262 john.macauley@mass.gov 
Southeast Region: Cynthia Baran, 508-946-2887 cynthia.baran@mass.gov 
Western Region: Dave Slowick, 413-755-2246 david.slowick@mass.gov 
Boston Office: Mike Elliott, 617-292-5575 michael.elliott@mass.gov 
eDEP Online Filing Questions baw.edep@mass.gov 
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