Asbestos

Texas Department of State Health Services

The DSHS is the regulatory agency for asbestos in Texas. Their site is a good way to find information on Texas-specific asbestos regulations.

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Regional Inspector Lookup

This page from the DSHS website is a quick way to look up contact information for regional asbestos inspectors across Texas. There is also a map of Texas showing the boundaries of each region and where that region's headquarters are located.

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DSHS Asbestos/Demolition Notification Form

Required form to submit at least 10 weekdays prior to starting an abatement or demolition in public buildings.


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Environmental Protection Agency

TThe EPA's asbestos home page provides direct links to much of the EPA's published information on asbestos.



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National Emission Standard for Asbestos

40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M

The full NESHAP (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) text available for printing or reading.


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Occupational Safety & Health Administration

A wealth of links and information about asbestos from current regulations to mineral structure of asbestos.


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Asbestos Containing Material in Schools

40 CFR Part 763, Subpart E

Federal standards for identifying, testing and removing asbestos from public and private schools.


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Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR)

Text establishing rules and regulations for handling asbestos in texas.



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Mold

EPA Mold Guidlines

The EPA establishes guidelines for dealing with mold that Texas has used to set its own regulations. Check out the EPA site for great resources on how to deal with mold in homes, schools and commercial buildings.

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TDSHS Mold Regulations

The DSHS is the regulatory agency for mold in Texas. Their site is a good way to find information on Texas-specific mold regulations.



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Official Guide to Mold Cleanup

CDC, EPA, FEMA & NIH collaborated to create a user friendly pamphlet that outlines how homeowners should handle mold cleanup after a disaster. The 4 page pdf includes tips for DIY cleanup, safety precautions and proper waste disposal.



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