Effective January 1, 2018, the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) asbestos program will be transferred to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Division of Air Pollution Control. According to the Ohio EPA, the transition will afford industry stakeholders a centralized program for completeness reviews, and the issuance of certifications, licenses, and approvals.
The following are some of the key changes:
- A fee of $75 for a demolition project with no asbestos present; otherwise all other fees pertaining to the amount of asbestos abated or removed, or the $65 licensing notification fee has not changed
- In order for forms to be accepted and considered complete all fees must be paid when submitting the forms
- More than one project location may be submitted at a time using the merged notification form
- If more than one project is included on a notification form, “thus considered an installation, the NESHAP notification fee will only be charged one time per form.”
- The Ohio EPA will have the authority to suspend and revoke licenses
- Related rules under the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3701-34 will be adopted by the Ohio EPA
- 10-Day prior notification: a single combined form will be used for both building demolition and asbestos abatement projects, requiring a 10-day notification (see the fact sheet for important requirements)
Key Transition Dates:
- Postmarked after December 21, 2017 – All hard copy forms must be delivered to: Asbestos Program, Ohio EPA, DAPC; P.O. Box 1049; Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 or Asbestos Program, Ohio EPA, DAPC, 50 W. Town Street, Suite 700; Columbus, Ohio 43215
- January 3, 2018 – ODH project notification system will be retired. Note: ODH online applications for training, certifications and licenses will continue until Summer 2018
- January 5, 2018 – First phase of the new online Asbestos software
- Summer 2018 – All online asbestos-related business will be transferred to the Ohio EPA’s eBusiness Center
For a complete list of changes, please click the link to review the Ohio EPA’s fact sheet.
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