Asbestos Abatement

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Asbestos Documents

Asbestos Forms & Resources

Asbestos is the name of a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals that are heat-resistant, strong, and extremely durable. Asbestos has historically been used in over 4,000 building products because of these properties.

Inhaling asbestos fibers can cause cancer and related diseases. For this reason, it is a closely regulated air pollutant. Removal of asbestos is regulated by LRAPA in Lane County, Oregon, under LRAPA’s Title 43 – Asbestos Requirements rules.

 

Asbestos Abatement Notification Form

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Submit a ten-day and non-friable notification of intent to remove or encapsulate asbestos to LRAPA below.

You DO NOT need to notify us if you are:

  • Performing the project outside of Lane County (visit DEQ’s website instead);
  • Doing the asbestos removal yourself and your project qualifies as an owner-occupied, single-family residence;
  • Performing the removal of mastics and roofing products that are fully encapsulated with a petroleum-based binder and are not hard, dry, or brittle, and the conditions in (a) and (b) are met, provided these materials are not made friable;
    • (a) The generation of particulate asbestos material is minimized.
    • (b) Asbestos-containing materials are wetted prior to removal and during subsequent handling, to the extent practicable.
  • Performing the removal of asbestos-containing materials that are sealed from the atmosphere by a rigid casing, provided the casing is not broken or otherwise altered such that asbestos fibers could be released during removal, handling and transport to an authorized disposal site.

Asbestos Forms & Informational Documents

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LRAPA Asbestos Forms

 

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Resources

 

Asbestos Factsheets

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Pay an Asbestos Removal Fee

Deliver or mail check to:

The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency
1010 Main St.
Springfield, OR 97477
Attention: Asbestos Program

Asbestos Information
OUTSIDE of Lane County

Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Asbestos Information and Contacts

Asbestos is commonly found in walls, ceilings, floors, roofs, siding, HVAC systems, insulation, pipes and more. DEQ provided the lists below with the 2018 asbestos rulemaking.

 

LRAPA monitors air quality throughout Lane County with eight regulatory-grade monitors and over 90 commercial-grade air sensors. Air Quality Index values are updated hourly.

Find the current air quality, look up the closest monitor to you, and learn more about the Air Quality Index (AQI) on the Current Air Quality Page.

LRAPA regulates the burning of wood and yard debris, known as “outdoor burning,” in Lane County. LRAPA also enforces home wood heating – such as fireplaces and wood stoves – opacity ordinances for the cities of Eugene, Springfield and Oakridge.

Seasonal and daily restrictions can exist for both forms of burning. Check to see if there are any active burning curtailments in effect on the burning restrictions webpage.

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LRAPA is responsible for issuing air permits to commercial and industrial operations with emissions above a certain threshold. Check to see if your business needs a permit by following our 5-step guide on our Permitting Overview webpage.

Asbestos is the name of a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals that are heat-resistant, strong and extremely durable. Asbestos has historically been used in over 4,000 building products because of these properties.

Asbestos can cause lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. There is no safe level of exposure to friable asbestos.

LRAPA regularly solicits public comment on proposed agency actions such as rule changes, proposed air permits, and the agency’s annual budget. LRAPA also hosts monthly Board of Director and Citizen Advisory Committee meetings.

Learn more about these public comment window and public meetings on our News, Notices & Public Calendar webpage.

The physical environment is a crucial component of any individual’s health and well-being.  Every community needs access to safe air, land and water.  LRAPA has curated together a collation of topics commonly asked about by the community to provide information, important details, and connect interested community members with resources.

Explore the many topics of information on our Community Center webpage.

LRAPA is the local air authority responsible for monitoring Lane County’s air and administering programs that protect and improve air quality. LRAPA was founded in 1968 as an intergovernmental agreement between the cities of Springfield and Eugene. Today’s intergovernmental agreement includes Lane County and the cities of Cottage Grove, Eugene, Oakridge, and Springfield.