Alaska Asbestos Regulations

Asbestos exposure has been a serious issue for several decades now in the United States. Long-term exposure can lead to serious health conditions such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and even mesothelioma. Asbestos can be found in a variety of products and places such as older buildings, commercial sites, homes, offices, schools and even in common items such as brake pads in your car. In order to protect citizens from the dangers of exposure to asbestos fibers, the state of Alaska has measures in place to regulate demolition projects which may disturb asbestos particles. During the demolition or renovation of most structures, owners are required to identify and properly manage asbestos-containing material (ACM). You must protect workers and the public from possible exposure. ACM must be removed, packaged, and disposed according to regulatory standards to avoid harmful exposure.

Alaska Asbestos Regulations at a Glance

Below you will find a list of Alaska statutes, regulatory agencies, and forms you may need if you are planning to work with asbestos materials on a demolition project or other regulated activities.

Alaska State Statutes

Asbestos Regulatory Agencies

Federal

Alaska:

  • Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH) (Agency that performs regulatory compliance and enforcement duties and offers consultation and training services to help contractors ensure that they are in compliance with the regulations).

Applicability of Asbestos Regulations

At least 10 days prior to beginning the demolition of any structure (except a residential structure with four or fewer units), the EPA guidelines requires that: 
  • The operator must submit a notification form. A notification must also be submitted for a renovation project that will disturb ACM above the EPA regulatory threshold.

Asbestos Certification Requirements

  • A person performing, directly supervising, or monitoring asbestos abatement work must have a certificate issued under 8 AAC 61.720

Note: State laws are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

Alaska Codes and Supreme Court Opinions

Additional Resources: Alaska Asbestos Regulations

Whether in Anchorage or Fairbanks, your questions are relevant no matter where in the state you reside because the law is the same. That’s why FindLaw has put together a list of important asbestos links to help you continue your research. Click on the links below to learn more.

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