Arizona Asbestos Regulations
Asbestos is a non-combustible, naturally occurring mineral formed millions of years ago. In the more recent past, from the early 1900’s to the late 1970’s, asbestos was used in a wide-variety of commercial products. Some common uses include shipbuilding, fireproofing, thermal and acoustical insulation, condensation control, decoration, and in the construction and manufacturing sectors. Asbestos was once considered a champion insulator because it is durable, resists corrosion, and insulates extremely well, thus it was used in a massive number of products. That’s until we learned more about this so-called wonder insulator. Asbestos has a fatal side effect – it causes severe health problems (some of them fatal) from differing amounts of exposure. The problem is, asbestos has been used throughout the United States for so long that there is a lot of it still out there.
What is Arizona Doing About Dangerous Asbestos Products?
The state of Arizona does not take this product lightly. The state has asbestos regulations in place, along with those established by the federal government. If you are attempting to renovate your building and it is known to have asbestos, you must follow very strict rules in the handling, removal, transport, and disposal of products containing asbestos. Why? Because exposure to asbestos can cause cancer and respiratory diseases in humans, particularly mesothelioma.
Arizona Asbestos Regulations Overview
Below you will find key information concerning asbestos in Arizona, the state’s attempt to regulate the dangerous chemical, and where you can go for legal help should you or someone you love with battling with an asbestos-related illness or wrongful death.
Arizona State Statute
Asbestos Regulatory Agencies
Asbestos Removal Regulations
For all facility renovation/demolition activities, asbestos removal, transport and disposal of asbestos, must follow the federal National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants Program (NESHAP). If you are considering demolishing a building, you may need to follow NESHAP regulations.
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.
Arizona Codes and Court of Appeals Opinions
If you have additional questions about Arizona’s asbestos regulations click on the following links below to learn more:
- Arizona Asbestos NESHAP Program Regulatory Agency
- Legal Responsibility for Toxic Exposure
- How to Choose an Asbestos or Mesothelioma Lawyer
Get Legal Help After Being Exposed to Asbestos in Arizona
The secret about asbestos has been out for a while: it's a very dangerous product and the negative health effects can take years to actually surface. What should you do if you or someone you love is suffering from a condition related to asbestos exposure? You can fight back. And what better way than to have an attorney on your side? You can begin exploring your options by speaking to a skilled personal injury attorney in Arizona today.
Next Steps: Search for a Local Attorney
Contact a qualified attorney.