Contact Information - Asbestos Program

Licensing

Contact the Environmental & Sanitation Unit for questions regarding licensing and applications.

Email: Environmental & Sanitation Unit 

Toll-free in Texas: (800) 572-5548
Phone: (512) 834-6600 Ext. 2174
Fax: (512) 206-3794


Questions about Applicability of Regulations

Contact the Environmental Hazards Unit within the Policy, Standards, and Quality Assurance Section for general questions about the applicability of asbestos regulations to your renovation or demolition project, and to submit written requests for alternative control methods under Section 295.60(a)(2) of the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules.

Email: Asbestos Help
Phone: (512) 834-6787


Complaints

Contact the Environmental Hazards Unit within the Policy Standards and Quality Assurance Section for submission of complaints.

Email: Asbestos Help
Phone: (512) 834-6787


Inspections

Contact the Surveillance Branch for questions or concerns regarding regulatory inspection activities.

Ken Ofunrein, Manager
Phone: (512) 834-6770 Ext. 2451

Terry Collins, Group Manager Regions 2, 3, 4, 5N, 7, 9
Phone: (512) 834-6770 Ext. 2454

Roxanna B. Vaillancourt, Group Manager Regions 6, 5S, 8, 11
Phone: (512) 834-6770 Ext. 2455

Also See: DSHS Asbestos Compliance Inspectors Throughout Texas


Notifications

Contact the Notifications Group of the Inspections Branch for questions regarding asbestos notifications.

Email: Asbestos Notifications
Phone: (512) 834-6747

Mailing Address for Notification Forms

Environmental Health Notifications Group
Texas Department of State Health Services
PO Box 143538
Austin, Texas 78714-3538

Mailing Address for Notification Fee Invoice Payments

Payments mailed using original pink color-coded envelope provided with your notification invoice should be emailed to the following address: 
LOCKBOX – DSHS Asbestos/ Demolition Notification 
PO Box 12190
Austin, Texas 78711-2190

Payments mailed without original pink color-coded envelope provided with your notification invoice should be emailed to the following address: 
Cash Receipts Branch, MC 2003
Texas Department of State Health Services
PO Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

*Note:  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 provided above. 


Enforcement

Contact the Compliance Branch for questions regarding the status of enforcement actions.

Email: Asbestos Enforcement
Phone: (512) 834-6665
Fax: (512) 834-6606


Training Provider Approval and Training Course Notifications questions and submittals


Phone: (512) 834-6600 ext. 2174 or TrainingProviders@dshs.texas.gov



State Examinations


Phone: (512) 834-6600 ext. 2174 or asbestos.reg@dshs.texas.gov


Mailing and Physical Addresses

General Correspondence and Application Documentation without Money

Environmental & Sanitation Unit - MC 2835
Texas Department of State Health Services
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Address for all Mail Containing Money

(Includes Application Documentation With Money)

Texas Department of State Health Services 

Cash Receipts Branch - MC 2003

PO Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

*Note: All applications are routed through DSHS Cash Receipts Branch before being received by the Environmental & sanitation Unit.

Physical Address

Asbestos Program
DSHS Consumer Protection Division
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756

*Note: Only special service deliveries, such as UPS or Federal Express [not USPS], are received at this address. DO NOT MAIL PAYMENTS TO THIS ADDRESS.

Last updated April 1, 2022