Notifications - Asbestos Program
Regulations require that notification be made to the Department of State Health Services before beginning renovation projects which include the disturbance of any asbestos-containing material (ACM) in a building or facility or before the demolition of a building or facility, even when no asbestos is present.
The notification must be made whether you are notifying in accordance with NESHAP, TAHPR, or both. The department shall be notified using the Online Asbestos Notification System or by mailing the Asbestos Abatement/Demolition Notification Form to the department. Notification shall be made no less than 10 working days (not calendar days) prior to the start of demolition or asbestos abatement activity or any other activity that will disturb asbestos (except for emergencies or ordered demolitions). Notifications which do not meet the 10-day requirement or are incomplete are considered to be "improper" and may result in enforcement proceedings.
In addition, a courtesy copy of all amendments should be faxed or emailed to your regional inspector.
Notifications Program Update
No onsite payments of notification invoices will be accepted. Please either use the notifications online system or send your payments with invoice coupon to one of the two addresses listed on your invoices.
If you are mailing your payment using the original pink color-coded envelope that was provided with your notification invoice, payment with invoice coupon should be sent to following address:
LOCKBOX – DSHS ASBESTOS/ DEMOLITION NOTIFICATION
PO BOX 12190
AUSTIN, TX 78711-2190
If you are mailing your payment without the original pink color-coded envelope, payment with invoice coupon should be sent to the following address:
CASH RECEIPTS BRANCH, MC 2003
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
PO BOX 149347
AUSTIN, TX 78714-9347
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at:
Email: Asbestos Notifications
Toll-Free: 800-572-5548 (within Texas)
Rules & Regulations
Notifications are regulated by the following rules:
- National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), 40 CFR, Part 61
- Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR)