Notice of Rule Updates - SWCAA 476 Asbestos SWCAA News

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - The Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) is proposing to make changes to SWCAA 476 "Standards for Asbestos Control, Demolition and Renovation." The purpose of the rulemaking is as follows:

SWCAA 476-030 Definitions. The proposed rule change adds additional definitions necessary for implementation and updates existing definitions.

SWCAA 476-040 Asbestos Survey Requirements. The proposed rule change clarifies and updates existing asbestos inspection and sampling procedures, adds alternate inspection and sampling procedures, and adds asbestos inspection reporting requirements to require detailed inspection information, as well as details of identified asbestos-containing materials.

SWCAA 476-050 Notification Requirements and Fees. The proposed rule change reduces the required notification period from 10 business days to 10 calendar days for both the Notice of Intent to Remove Asbestos and Notification of Demolition, adds abandoned asbestos-containing materials procedures, and adds State of Emergency procedures for storms, floods, or other disasters. Minor clarifications and updates will be made to existing language.

SWCAA 476-060 Procedures for Asbestos Emission Control. The proposed rule change adds a provision for storage of asbestos-containing materials in a leak tight container. Minor clarifications and updates will be made to existing language.

SWCAA 476-070 Disposal of Asbestos-Containing Waste Material. The proposed rule change adds waste tracking requirements for the disposal of any asbestos-containing waste materials. Minor clarifications and updates will be made to existing language.

SWCAA 476-080 Demolition By Intentional Burning. The proposed rule change increases the notification period for fire training burns from 5 calendar days to 10 calendar days. Minor clarifications and updates will be made to existing language.

The proposed rule changes are available for public review and written comment at:

The documents can also be obtained from Gerry Strawn at (360) 574-3058, ext 113.

Please address all written comments to SWCAA at 11815 NE 99th Street, Suite 1294, Vancouver, WA 98682. To be considered, comments must be received by May 4, 2018.

A hearing to consider adoption of the proposed rule changes will be held at 3:00 PM on May 3, 2018 at the SWCAA Board of Directors meeting at SWCAA's office located at 11815 NE 99th Street, Suite 1294, Vancouver, WA 98682.