VOSH Programs

Asbestos/Lead Program

The Department’s Asbestos Notification and Permit Program established by the General Assembly in 1992 and codified at §§40.1-51.20 to 51.22 of the Code of Virginia, as part of a larger multi-agency state program, requiring licensing and certification of asbestos contractors and workers by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR). Identical provisions were added for lead contractors in 1996.

Also, the Department entered into an enforcement agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992. DOLI was authorized by EPA to provide direct enforcement in Virginia of certain parts of 40 CFR Subpart M, dealing with asbestos under the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) regulations of the federal Clean Air Act. Specifically, DOLI is responsible for demolition and renovation activities, spraying, insulating materials, waste disposal for such operations, and active waste disposal sites. The Board is authorized to formulate definitions, rules, regulations, and standards which shall be designed to ensure the proper demolition and renovation of asbestos facilities and effect compliance with the asbestos NESHAP requirements for federal EPA. Such standards must be at least as stringent as the asbestos regulations passed pursuant to §112 of the Clean Air Act.

For information pertaining to Renovation and Demolition  DOLI Asbestos Fact Sheet

For a list of Asbestos/Lead Downloadable Forms click here or see link in Footer below

Lead and Asbestos Regulations  

You may need to download FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF files below. These following asbestos/lead regulations are in PDF format:

Regulation Concerning Licensed Asbestos Contractor Notification, Asbestos Project Permits and Permit Fees
Administrative Code Chapters 16 VAC 25-20-10 et seq. 

Regulation Concerning Certified Lead Contractors Notification, Lead Project Permits and Permit Fees
Administrative Code Chapters   16 VAC 25-35-10 et seq.

Regulations for Asbestos Emissions Standards for Demolition and Renovation Construction Activities and the Disposal of Asbestos-Containing Construction Wastes -Incorporation by Reference, 40 CFR 61.140 through 61.156.
Administrative Code Chapters  16 VAC 25-30-10 et seq.

Click the link to review Part 61 of NESHAPS regulations