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In New Jersey, the Department of Labor (DOL), Asbestos Control and Licensing Section, is responsible for regulating the management, transportation and disposal of asbestos containing materials. County health departments work with the DOL to investigate reports of unregistered transporters and illegal disposal. These departments also oversee submissions of notification of abatement activities.
The Department of Labor (DOL) is further responsible for licensing asbestos abatement contractors and issuing permits for asbestos abatement workers and supervisors employed by licensed contractors. In an effort to protect workers as well as the public, the DOL enforces asbestos regulations by conducting inspections of sites containing friable and non-friable asbestos. All sites in New Jersey, whether public, private, commercial or residential, are subject to the oversight and regulations of the DOL. The DOL regularly inspects the work of licensed contractors and their employees as well as investigating illegal abatement projects.
New Jersey regulations concerning handling of asbestos include specific guidelines regarding the handling, removal and disposal of materials containing more than 1% asbestos. Provisions include wetting the materials, packaging, sealing, labeling, record keeping and reporting.
In situations where the amount of asbestos material disturbed is less than 260 linear feet, 160 square feet or 35 cubic feet, New Jersey recommends that owners or operators contact the local county health department or district waste management officials to determine whether there are any local regulations by which they must abide.
In any case, all friable asbestos materials must be wet down before handling and bagged for curbside pickup to an authorized landfill by a registered transporter. If the size or shape of the material prevents bagging, it should be placed in a lined and sealed bulk container for transport.
It is the joint responsibility of the contractor and the owner or operator of the property to ensure that proper measures are being taken regarding transportation and disposal. An investigation of these procedures is advisable in advance of commencing any abatement project.
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I am an asbestos abatment contractor and having doing it for 30 years so a understand the rules and regs for abatement.
The questions was really a general one if state inspector does an inspection and say founds a violations is there a time limit to issue a violation from the time of the inspection.
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