Asbestos Program Overview
The Asbestos Program is responsible for enforcement of the Asbestos Abatement Contractors Licensing Act (Act 135, P.A. 1986, as amended), the Asbestos Workers Accreditation Act (Act 440, P.A. 1988, as amended), and for meeting the state of Michigan's mandated responsibilities under the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). The program also enforces asbestos issues related to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSHA) (Act 154, P.A. 1974, as amended).
The Asbestos Program performs the following functions:
- Approves asbestos-related training courses
- Accredits professionals in the asbestos industry
- Licenses asbestos abatement contractors
- Processes asbestos abatement project notifications
- Investigates asbestos-related compliance issues
- Reviews AHERA-mandated management plans
Fund sources are from fees submitted for the approval of asbestos training courses, asbestos worker accreditation fees, asbestos contractor licensing fees, and asbestos abatement project notification fees.