"The majority of our staff are working remotely and our preference is to receive communication and notifications via email at (redacted). It remains business as usual with regards to compliance with the Federal EPA Asbestos NESHAP regulation and MBARD Rule 424 such as, assuring appropriate thorough asbestos surveys are conducted and notifications for regulated projects. At this time, MBARD is considering projects at schools as “emergency procedures”. Abatement and demolition work at schools can be notified to be conducted at any time and does not need to wait the required 10-day notification period.".
The purpose of the Asbestos Program is to protect the public from uncontrolled emissions of asbestos through enforcement of the Federal Asbestos Standard and Air District Rule 424.
The Program covers most renovations and demolition projects in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties. Elements of the Program include Survey and Notification Requirements prior to beginning a project, as well as Work Practice Standards and Disposal Requirements. The Program operates on a “Cradle to Grave” basis through the regulation of all aspects related to the handling of asbestos materials from discovery and removal, through transportation and disposal.