Asbestos Program

Air Division - Asbestos Section

Torrence L. Thrower, Section Manager (501) 682-0740

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What is Regulation 21?

In 1990, the State of Arkansas promulgated the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission Regulation 21 (the Arkansas Asbestos Abatement Regulation). This regulation was developed to regulate work practices during demolitions and renovations of facilities, as well as to license asbestos supervisors and workers.

The regulation was revised in 1997 to regulate work practices during demolitions, renovations, and response actions; certify contractor/supervisors, inspectors, management planners, project designers, air monitors, and workers; license asbestos training providers, contractors, and consultants; and establish a fee system.

Regulation 21 was revised, and the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission approved the revision on September 28, 2011. The revised regulation took effect October 8, 2011. A red-line—strike-out version of the new regulation shows the regulation changes the Commission adopted in September 2011. Deleted sections are struck through, and new sections are underlined in red.

Does Regulation 21 affect you?

Here is a brochure for the construction industry. It relates specifically to renovation and demolition projects in which contractors are involved.

Additional Documents

In response to questions asked concerning Regulation 21, the following clarifications have been issued:

Asbestos Application and Notice Forms

It is possible to use a computer to type in information on electronic copies of these forms. These forms may then be printed, signed and then submitted to ADEQ.

If there is insufficient space on the forms, additional pages may be attached.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The following applications can be filled in with Adobe Reader and printed out, however unless you have the commercial version of Adobe Acrobat you will not be able to save the information.

Regulation 21 Changes

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Additional Documents