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Sarasota Asbestos Testing & Abatement

Sarasota asbestos testing and abatement program is highly regulated

Sarasota County, on the Southwest Florida coast, is one of eight Florida counties to enact additional program requirements for asbestos testing and asbestos abatement. Sarasota County Ordinance No. 54-119, as amended, requires that a thorough asbestos survey be conducted by a licensed asbestos consultant on demolition and renovation projects prior to performing any demolition or renovation work. It mandates that a copy of the survey be kept on site for the duration of the demolition/renovation activity whether or not asbestos is found.

The Sarasota County Contractors’ Notice defines “demolition” as the wrecking or removal of any load-supporting structural member of a facility together with any related handling operations or the intentional burning of any facility. It defines “renovation” as altering a facility or one or more facility components in any way.

In the Sarasota asbestos testing and abatement program, the County also requires Asbestos Project Notification. The Asbestos Project Notification Form must be completed in accordance with the instructions accompanying the form. This form can be obtained from Sarasota County Air Quality and must be submitted to them in the following circumstances:

Demolition

The Form must be submitted for any demolition activity, even when no asbestos is found during the survey.

Renovation

The Form is required only if regulated (friable) asbestos above the threshold amounts of 160 square feet, 260 linear feet or 35 cubic feet is found during the survey and will be disturbed.

Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos Notification must be received ten (10) working days prior to start of any work. The Notification Form must contain original signatures; facsimile signatures are not acceptable. The County further warns that City or County Building permits or applications do not constitute Asbestos Notice. Building Departments will not forward Asbestos Notice forms. Failure to provide for the proper Asbestos Survey and Asbestos Notice could result in civil penalties of up to $10,000 per day per violation, or in criminal penalties.

Asbestos Abatement

AMRC complies with Sarasota asbestos testing and abatement program requirements

Sound complicated, and maybe a little intimidating? Choosing AMRC as your Sarasota asbestos testing and asbestos removal contractor will give you peace of mind, not only that the work will be performed swiftly, safely, and with excellence, but that all of the t’s will be crossed and i’s will be dotted when it comes to compliance with Sarasota’s asbestos regulations.

You will find AMRC on the list of environmental contracting companies supplied by Sarasota County on its website’s Environmental Protection section. The County has also provided a thorough narrative of the asbestos regulations, beginning with the passing of the Clean Air Act and the EPA’s identification of asbestos as a hazardous pollutant in 1971. Reviewing the rules and regulations guiding Sarasota asbestos testing and abatement can be daunting. But the professionals at AMRC are intimately familiar with the filings and reports required by Sarasota County.

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