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The notification requirement is 10 days. If you have received a fine, then this should allow you to appeal the fine, for days over the 10 day mark. However, if there are no fines, but a requirement to abate and that there is a hazard, then, there is really no 'statute of limitations'. Asbestos is one of the worst health hazards in modern history and NJ is the grand central station of contamination. So, the state has a very good reason to be aggressive to find and eradicate asbestos contamination.
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.
Asbestos is one of the most heavily controlled substances in America. The federal government and New Jersey state organizations work together to implement and enforce regulations regarding asbestos handling and disposal.
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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