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As of December 21, 2015, the fee for asbestos contractor will be reduced from $125.00 to $0.00 for licenses with 2 or fewer workers. The other contractor license which was originally $750.00 will be reduced to $625.00
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral found in certain rock formations, mined from open pit mines. Most of the asbestos used in the United States today comes from Canada. Three types, chrysotile, amosite, and crocidolite are most commonly found in the United States. The short thin asbestos fibers released into the air are a hazard to persons who may breathe in these fibers. There is no known safe level of exposure for persons who work with asbestos or may be in the same area as an asbestos project.
Asbestos is a hazardous air pollutant that is regulated by the state and federal governments. The State of Maryland regulates how persons work with asbestos and also regulates those who train persons to work with asbestos The EPA regulations cover four asbestos activities, the first is the removal, repair, or encapsulation of asbestos-containing materials (ACM), the second is approval of asbestos training providers, the third is regulation of persons accredited to perform asbestos-related activities, and fourth is asbestos in schools.
Another important component of the program is managing asbestos activities in state facilities. The Asbestos Oversight Committee (AOC) formed as part of a 1983 Governor’s Executive Order sets policy for asbestos activities in state-owned facilities, including determining which asbestos projects qualify for AOC funds for abatement. The AOC also oversees the State Employees’ Training and Medical Monitoring Program. State employees working with asbestos receive their training from the Department (It is an approved training program.). Employees working with asbestos are required to participate in the medical monitoring program.
The program has a list of Consultants that is provided only as a resource. The Department does not license, nor in any way issue permits for these companies in their roles as consultants. The companies provided the information in the list. The Department, by listing these firms, on this list makes no recommendation or referral of any of the companies listed, over any company not listed.
Consultants who prepare Management Plans
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1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230