WSR 11-12-059




[ Filed May 27, 2011, 12:46 p.m. , effective July 1, 2011 ]

Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2011.

Purpose: To adjust the asbestos notification fees to reflect the costs of implementing the asbestos program.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending Regulation III, Section 4.03.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.94 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-09-069 on April 19, 2011.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 26, 2011.

Craig Kenworthy

Executive Director



(a) General Requirements

It shall be unlawful for any person to cause or allow any work on an asbestos project or demolition unless a complete notification, including the appropriate nonrefundable fee and any additional information requested by the Control Officer, has been submitted to the Agency in accordance with the waiting period and fee requirements in Section 4.03(d) of this regulation. Except for the annual notification requirements in Section 4.03 (a)(7) of this regulation, the notification must be submitted on approved forms through the Agency website.

(1) The duration of an asbestos project shall be commensurate with the amount of work involved.

(2) Notification is not required for asbestos projects involving less than 10 linear feet of friable, asbestos-containing material on pipes and/or 48 square feet of friable, asbestos-containing material on other components (per structure, building, or vessel, per calendar year).

(3) Notification is not required for removal and disposal of nonfriable, asbestos-containing material.

(4) Notification is required for all demolitions involving structures with a projected roof area greater than 120 square feet, even if no asbestos-containing material is present.

(5) All demolitions require a 10-day waiting period unless waived under Section 4.03 (c)(1) of this regulation.

(6) A printout of the notification, all amendments to the notification, and the asbestos survey shall be available for inspection at all times at the asbestos project or demolition site.

(7) Annual Notification

A property owner may file one annual notification for asbestos projects to be conducted on one or more structures, vessels, or buildings during each calendar year if all of the following conditions are met:

(A) The annual notification shall be filed with the Agency before commencing work on any asbestos project included in an annual notification;

(B) The total amount of asbestos-containing material for all asbestos projects from each structure, vessel, or building in a calendar year under this section is less than 260 linear feet on pipes and/or less than 160 square feet on other components; and

(C) The property owner submits quarterly written reports to the Control Officer on Agency-approved forms within 15 days after the end of each calendar quarter.

(b) Amendments

(1) An amendment shall be submitted to the Control Officer in a notification through the Agency website for the following changes and shall be accompanied by the appropriate nonrefundable fee as set forth in Section 4.03(d) of this regulation:

(A) Changes between asbestos and demolition project types;

(B) Increases in the job size category that increase the fee;

(C) Changes in the start date; or

(D) Changes in the completion date.

(2) Amendments may not be used to add or change project site addresses listed on a previously submitted notification.

(c) Emergencies

(1) The waiting period may be waived if an asbestos project or demolition must be conducted immediately because of any of the following:

(A) There was a sudden, unexpected event that resulted in a public health or safety hazard;

(B) The project must proceed immediately to protect equipment, ensure continuous vital utilities, or minimize property damage;

(C) Asbestos-containing materials were encountered that were not identified during the asbestos survey; or

(D) The project must proceed to avoid imposing an unreasonable burden.

(2) The waiting period and fees may be waived for disposal of abandoned, (without the knowledge or consent of the property owner) friable, asbestos-containing material by written approval of the Control Officer.

(d) Waiting Period and Fees

Project Waiting






Single-Family Residence:
Asbestos Project prior written


(($30)) $25
Demolition (with or

without asbestos project)

10 days $0 (($75)) $65
Other than Single-Family Residence:
less than 10 linear ft and/or

less than 48 square ft

10 days

for demolition

$0 (($75)) $65
10 - 259 linear ft and/or

48 - 159 square ft

prior written notification

for asbestos

(($75)) $65
10 days

for demolition

(($75)) $65
260 - 999 linear ft and/or

160 - 4,999 square ft

10 days (($250)) $210 (($75)) $65
1,000+ linear ft and/or

5,000+ square ft

10 days (($750)) $640 (($100)) $85
Emergency - 4.03(c)* prior written


applicable fees + (($50)) $40
Amendment - 4.03(b) prior written


applicable fees + (($25)) $20
Annual Notice of Intent - 4.03 (a)(7) prior written



*Single-family residences are exempt from the emergency fee.

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