Nevada Asbestos Regulations

Nevada Asbestos Regulations

Nevada may be best known for gambling halls, glitzy casinos, and Elvis Presley impersonators, but one thing it may start getting a reputation for is its high number of mesothelioma cases. In 2015, a team of concerned geologists began testing portions of the state’s naturally formed rocks and testing the air quality. What they believed they uncovered was frightening. Commercial development and natural erosion were sending harmful asbestos into the atmosphere, causing cancer in nearby residents in Las Vegas. While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated this particular area as a Superfund cleanup site, the damage was already being done. Many people in the area now suffer from illness and some have even died as a result of mesothelioma. Remember, asbestos can also be found at your place of work or even in your own home.

Nevada Asbestos Laws Overview

To be sure, if you are planning to do a construction project or conduct a renovation in any way, you need to be licensed and permitted by the state of Nevada. Also, if you’re suffering from health-related problems due to asbestos exposure, there is legal help available to you in your area. Below you will find an overview of useful Nevada asbestos regulations and further information.

Nevada State Statutes

Asbestos Regulatory Agencies

Federal:

Nevada State:

Asbestos Definition According to the State of Nevada

One of six minerals from the serpentine or amphibole groups that readily separate into long flexible fibers suitable for use as an incombustible, non-conducting, or chemically resistant material. These minerals include
  • chrysotile,
  • amosite,
  • crocidolite (riebeckite),
  • anthophyllite,
  • cummingtonite/grunerite, and
  • actinolite/tremolite.

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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.

Nevada Codes and Court of Appeals Opinions

Additional Resources for Nevada Asbestos Regulations

Whether you believe you’ve had asbestos exposure from a construction project or even in your own workplace, FindLaw can help you continue the research. Below is a list of articles with more information.

Next Steps: A Free Attorney Match

You don’t need to suffer from asbestos-related illnesses without some recompense. If you or someone you love acquired mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related illness, you can always learn more about your legal options in Nevada. The best way to do that is to contact a skilled attorney in your area today. FindLaw can match you with a Nevada injury attorney for free and at no obligation.

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