Asbestos


Asbestos Section

The major functions of the Asbestos Section are to:

  • Administer the certification and licensing portions of the Asbestos Section
  • Receive and review Notice of Intent (NOI) forms for content and completeness
  • Conduct inspections of asbestos removal and demolition projects to determine compliance with state and federal regulations;
  • Distribute funds through the Arkansas Grant Program to assist cities and counties with populations less than 50,000 with abatement, stabilization, and remediation for asbestos related activities
  • Provide assistance and training to office staff, the regulated community, and the general public on asbestos related issues

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber. These fibers easily can migrate through the body’s natural defense system into the lungs, where they can cause damage to the respiratory system. Due to its unique properties, it was used in a number of different building materials into the 1970s and may still be found in some products currently being manufactured. Three categories of asbestos-containing materials are: friable asbestos-containing material, Category I non-friable asbestos-containing material, and Category II non-friable asbestos containing material.

Arkansas requires institutional, commercial, public, industrial or residential structures, excluding certain residential structures to be inspected for the presence of asbestos prior to being renovated or demolished. This inspection must be performed by an asbestos inspector certified in the State of Arkansas. If you suspect damaged material might contain asbestos, it is recommended that you not further disturb the material until it can be determined if it is asbestos containing or not. For the purpose of identifying asbestos containing materials, it is recommended that you obtain the services of an asbestos inspector certified in the state of Arkansas to positively identify any suspect materials or that you assume the material contains asbestos.

These forms may be printed, signed and then submitted to DEQ. If there is insufficient space on the forms, additional pages may be attached.

Asbestos Certification and License Fees

  • Fees ensure validation for one (1) year.
  • Submit Fees with application, or if you opt to pay by credit card online:
    • Indicate on the application the desire to pay online.
    • Provide a valid email address.
    • Asbestos staff will follow-up with payment instructions.
  • Failure to submit payment can result in deactivation of a certification or licensure.

Asbestos Certification Fees

Description Fee
Expedite my application
We offer an expedited application process
(36-hour turnaround) for an additional $50 fee.
$50 per application
Worker Discipline $25 annual fee
Other Disciplines:
  • Contractor / Supervisor
  • Air Monitor
  • Project Designer
  • Inspector
  • Management Planner
$115 annual fee each

After the $115 fee is paid, additional disciplines are $55 each in same 12-month period.

Certificate Replacement $15 each
ID Card Replacement $15 each

Asbestos License Fees

Description Fee
Consultant $375
Contractor $375
Training Provider $375

Asbestos Notice of Intent (NOI)

When to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI):

  • All demolitions require an NOI whether there is asbestos or not (Regulation 21.601).
  • Any renovation with at least 80 linear meters on pipes or at least 15 square meters on other facility components, or at least one cubic meter where length could not be measured (Regulation 21.603 (A)).
  • Any renovation involving at least 15 square meters of resilient floor and/or associated mastic coverings having asbestos-containing material (ACM) (Regulation 21.603 (B)).
  • Emergency Renovations (Regulation 21.605).
  • Changes in Operators (Regulation 21.610).
  • An NOI Revision should be submitted according to Regulation 21.608.

Asbestos NOI Fees

  • Submit fees with application, or if you opt to pay by credit card online:
    • Indicate on the application the desire to pay online.
    • Provide a valid email address.
    • Asbestos staff will follow-up with payment instructions.
  • Failure to submit payment can result in deactivation of a certification or licensure.
Description Fee
Annual NOI $1,125
Emergency Renovation $225
NOI Demolition
One square/linear foot of ACM or less No Fee
Greater than one square/ linear foot of ACM $75
160 square/260 linear feet or more of RACM $375
NOI Renovation
160 Square / 260 Linear to 5,000 Square/Linear feet of RACM $225
5,001 Square/Linear to 10,000 Square/Linear feet of RACM $375
More than 10,000 Square/Linear feet of RACM $750
NOI Revision $50

Licensed Asbestos Training Providers

To become certified asbestos workers, individuals must be trained by training providers licensed in Arkansas. DEQ maintains the list of current licensed asbestos training providers below. Contact specific training providers for course registration, course fee, and other details.

Please note: As a condition of reciprocity, any individual trained by a training provider who is not licensed in Arkansas can still become certified by providing proof of current discipline training and proof of having received the Two-Hour Arkansas Regulation Awareness training from one of DEQ’s licensed training providers.

Note: American Electric Power (AEP) only trains AEP employees.

Provider Contact Information Authorized to Teach
ACSI Environmental Consultants Karen Cadigan
4324 South Sherwood Forest Boulevard
Suite 180-B
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone: (225) 291-9841
Fax: (225) 291-9843
Email: info@acsiconsultants.com
HomePage: http://acsiconsultants.com/
Expiration Date: 05/19/2021
INITIAL/ENGLISH
  • Worker
  • Contractor/Supervisor
  • Inspector
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness
  • Management Planner
  • Project Designer
REFRESHER/ENGLISH
  • Worker
  • Contractor/Supervisor
  • Inspector
  • Management Planner
  • Project Designer
Air Environmental Services, Inc Yogesh R. Bhumkar
11862 Cloverland Court
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 753-0014
Fax: (225) 752-0061
Email: yogesh@airenvironmental.net
HomePage: http://www.airenvironmental.net
Expiration Date: 01/23/2021
INITIAL/REFRESHER/ENGLISH
  • Worker
  • Contractor/Supervisor
  • Inspector
  • Management Planner
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness
Alpha Clean, LLC John Rogers
P.O. Box 600
Springdale, AR 72765
Phone: (479) 751-5000
Fax: (479) 419-4100
Email: JOHN@ALPHACLEAN.COM
HomePage: http://ALPHACLEAN.COM
Expiration Date: 01/27/2021
INITIAL/REFRESHER
  • Contractor/Supervisor
  • Inspector
  • Worker
American Electric Power Kay Hawkins
Senior Industrial Hygienist Consultant
PO BOX 660164
Dallas, TX 75266-0164
Phone: (214) 777-1045
Fax: (214) 777-1124
Email: kchawkins@aep.com
HomePage: http://www.aep.com
Expiration Date: 11/17/2020
REFRESHER/ ENGLISH
  • Contractor/Supervisor
  • Inspector
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness Course
ENGLISH
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness Class
ARK PROFESSIONAL ENVIRON SOLUTIONS (APES), Inc. Tessa Michna
3332 Valerie Drive
Post Office Box 411
Malvern, AR 72104
Phone: (501) 844-0918
Email: apesconsulting@ymail.com
Expiration Date: 06/25/2021
INITIAL/REFRESHER/ENGLISH
  • Worker
  • Contractor
  • Inspector
  • Management Planner
  • Project Designer
  • Air Monitor
ENGLISH
  • Arkansas Two-Hour Awareness Course
Arkansas Environmental Training Academy Rickey Cole
Post Office Box 3499
Camden, AR 71711
Phone: (870) 574-4550
Fax: (870) 574-4565
Email: rcole@sautech.edu
HomePage: http://www.sautech.edu
Expiration Date: 12/18/2020
INITIAL/ REFRESHER/ ENGLISH
  • Contractor Supervisor
  • Worker
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness Course
ENGLISH
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness Class
DC Environmental Karen Dremann
5501 Eagle Rock Ave NE
Ste A4
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113
Phone: (505) 869-8000
Fax: (505) 869-9453
Email: aeihpayables@gmail.com
HomePage: http://www.dcenvironmental.net
Expiration Date: 06/16/2021
INITIAL/REFRESHER
  • Contractor/Supervisor
  • Inspector
  • Management Planner
  • Project Designer
Enviro/Con Services, Inc. Laurie K. Shotwell
1855 Barker Cypress Road, Suite 130
Houston, TX 77084-4557
Phone: (281) 398-7000
Phone: (281) 398-7003
Fax: (281) 398-7004
Email: lshotwell@enviro-conservices.com
HomePage: http://www.enviro-conservices.com
Expiration Date: 02/20/2021
ENGLISH
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness Class
Environmental Technologies, Inc. Phyllis Moore, Ph.D.
Post Office Box 21243
Little Rock, AR 72221-1243
Phone: (501) 425-9585
Fax: (501) 227-7535
Email: pj.moore@comcast.net; robert.sei@comcast.net
Expiration Date: 01/01/2021
INITIAL/ REFRESHER/ ENGLISH/ SPANISH
  • Worker
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  • Inspector
  • Management Planner
  • Project Designer
  • Contractor Supervisor
INITIAL/ ENGLISH
  • Air Monitor
ENGLISH/ SPANISH
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness Class
Environmental Training Concepts, Inc. Steven Swift
PO Box 99603
Louisville, KY 40269
Phone: (501) 640-2951
Fax: (501) 261-7155
Email: steves@etrainingconcepts.com
HomePage: http://www.etrainingconcepts.com
Expiration Date: 02/28/2021
REFRESHER/ ENGLISH
  • Worker
  • Contractor/Supervisor
  • Inspector
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness
FutureFuel Chemical Company Bradley Rodgers
2800 Gap Road
PO Box 2357
Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: (870) 698-3000
Email: bradleyrodgers@ffcmail.com
HomePage: http://futurefuelcorporation.com/
Expiration Date: 04/02/2021
INITIAL/ENGLISH
  • Contractor/Supervisor
  • Inspector
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness
REFRESHER/ENGLISH
  • Contractor/Supervisor
  • Inspector
HEC Environmental Group, Inc. Kevin Stanley
Mailing - P.O. Box 1467 Texarkana, TX 75504
Physical- 917 Lawrence Street
Texarkana, TX/AR 75504/71854
Phone: (870) 772-4700
Fax: (870) 772-4193
Email: training@gotohec.com
Expiration Date: 12/26/2020
INITITAL/ REFRESHER/ ENGLISH
  • Worker
  • Inspector
  • Contractor Supervisor
  • Management Planner
  • Project Designer
INITIAL/ ENGLISH
  • Air Monitor
ENGLISH
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness Class
Longpoint Environmental Training Alberto Diaz
7807 Long Point Road
Suite 245
Houston, TX 77055-3653
Phone: (713) 444-7335
Fax: (713) 316-9966
Email: asbestos.training@yahoo.com
HomePage: http://www.longpoint-environmental.com
Expiration Date: 07/02/2021
INITIAL/ REFRESHER/ ENGLISH/ SPANISH
  • Worker
INITIAL/ REFRESHER
  • Contractor Supervisor
ENGLISH/ SPANISH
  • Arkansas Two-Hour Awareness
META Environmental Thomas Mayhew
2200 West 25th Street
Lawrence, KS 66047-2956
Phone: (800) 444-6382
Phone: (785) 842-6382
Fax: (785) 842-6993
Email: info@metaworldwide.com
HomePage: http://www.metaworldwide.com
Expiration Date: 01/19/2021
INITITAL/ REFRESHER/ENGLISH/SPANISH
  • Worker
  • Inspector
  • Contractor/Supervisor
  • Management Planner
  • Project Designer
  • Air Monitor
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness Course
ENGLISH/SPANISH
  • Worker
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness Class
NATEC of Texas, INC David Roberts
9802 Lawndale Avenue
Houston, TX 77017-2731
Phone: (800) 446-2832
Phone: (713) 472-4022
Fax: (713) 472-4064
Email: natectx@comcast.net
HomePage: http://www.natectx.com
Expiration Date: 03/16/2021
ENGLISH/ SPANISH
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness Class
PAC Environmental Specialists, LLC Miranda Wilson
1011 Highway 139
Post Office Box 689, Swartz, LA 71281
Monroe, Louisiana 71203
Phone: (318) 345-0889
Fax: (318) 345-0859
Email: miranda@pacenvironmental.com
HomePage: http://www.pacenv.net
Expiration Date: 01/10/2021
ENGLISH
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness Class
Professional Environmental Training (PET) Fredy Polanco / Lynn McKee
316 Pennsylvania Street
South Houston, TX 77587-3420
Phone: (800) 225-0751
Phone: (713) 921-8921
Fax: (713) 944-6250
Email: proenvtraining@proenvtraining.com
HomePage: http://www.proenvtraining.com
Expiration Date: 06/16/2021
ENGLISH/ SPANISH
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness Class
IINITIAL/ REFRESHER/ ENGLISH/ SPANISH
  • Air Monitor
Resolution, Inc. Ron Francis
1101-A Darbytown Drive
Nashville, TN 37207-1616
Phone: (615) 865-8813
Fax: (615) 868-4140
Email: training@resolutionusa.com
HomePage: http://www.resolutionusa.com
Expiration Date: 10/20/2020
INITIAL/ REFRESHER/ ENGLISH
  • Worker
  • Contractor Supervisor
  • Inspector
  • Management Planner
  • Project Designer
ENGLISH
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness Class
Safety Training Center, LLC David Mendoza
2539 Vandalia Street
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: (618) 855-8764
Fax: (618) 855-8765
Email: safetytrainingcenter@stc-stl.com
HomePage: http://www.safetytrainingcenter.org
Expiration Date: 05/02/2021
INITIAL/ REFRESHER/ ENGLISH
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness
Seagull Environmental Management Company, Inc. James Stump
900 Northwest 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311-7221
Phone: (800) 966-9933
Phone: (954) 524-7208
Fax: (954) 524-2430
Email: 'seagull.manage@gmail.com'
HomePage: http://seagull.comcastbiz.net/seagulltraining/locations.html
Expiration Date: 04/15/2021
INITIAL/ REFRESHER/ ENGLISH/ SPANISH
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INITIAL/ REFRESHER/ ENGLISH
  • Contractor/Supervisor
ENGLISH/ SPANISH
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness- only Arlington,TN
Snyder Environmental, Inc. Justin Dixon
7705 Northshore Place
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Phone: (501) 801-2776
Phone: (888) 353-2080
Fax: (501) 907-1129
Email: jdixon@snyderenvironmental.com
HomePage: http://www.snyderenvironmental.com
Expiration Date: 01/11/2021
INITIAL/REFRESHER/ENGLISH
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  • Contractor/Supervisor
INITIAL/REFRESHER/SPANISH
  • Worker
ENGLISH/SPANISH
  • Arkansas Two-Hour Awareness Course
Southwest Laborers' Training & Apprenticeship Fund Rick Anderson / Bobbie Forbus
980 Hereford Road
Post Office Box 365
Springer, OK 73458
Phone: (580) 653-2123
Phone: (580) 653-2126
Email: trainingdirector@swltaf.org / bobbie@swltaf.org
HomePage: http://swltaf.org/home/
Expiration Date: 03/16/2021
INITIAL/REFRESHER/ENGLISH
  • Contractor Supervisor
  • Worker
ENGLISH
  • Two-Hour Arkansas Awareness Class
Tennessee Environmental Services (TES), LLC Lesbia E. Gonzalez Martinez
7106 Crossroads Boulevard, Suite 204
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (615) 377-0882
Email: lesbia@celabor.com
HomePage: http://www.tesprotraining.com/english/locations/locations.htm
Expiration Date: 12/05/2020
INITIAL/ REFRESHER/ ENGLISH/ SPANISH
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