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Overview of Asbestos Regulations

Anthophyllite from the Karst Asbestos Mine
Anthophyllite from the Karst
Karstolite Asbestos Mine
located south of Bozeman,
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  • An asbestos containing material (ACM) is any material that contains more than 1% asbestos;
  • An asbestos project is the encapsulation, enclosure, removal, repair, renovation, placement in new construction, demolition of asbestos in a building, or the transportation or disposal of asbestos-containing waste;
  • An asbestos project involves impacting 3 or more square or linear feet of ACM;
  • A Montana Accredited Asbestos Inspector must inspect building renovations and demolitions for ACM prior to renovation or demolition activities;
  • ACM that will be impacted by renovation or demolition activities must be removed before demolition or renovation activities begin;
  • The Asbestos Control Program must be notified 10 working days prior to asbestos project and demolition activities;
  • Asbestos projects require a project permit from the Asbestos Control Program and must be done by persons with a Montana Contractor/Supervisor or Worker accreditation.

Preventing diseases and deaths associated with asbestos exposure are principle factors behind asbestos regulations. The Asbestos Control Program's regulations establish criteria for asbestos project practices, accreditation of persons in asbestos-type occupations, and a fee and permit system. (Statute: 75-2-501 et seq., MCA; Rule: ARM 17.74.301-405)

Updated 06/23/2011