Category: ATLAS (Air Toxics Lead and Asbestos Section)

Lead-Based Paint Program

Lead-Based Paint (LBP) was banned for use in houses in 1978, however, in houses built before 1978, there is a possibility that LBP is still present. Dust from LBP is the leading cause of lead poisoning in children which is a serious and preventable environmental health problem for both children and adults. In children, elevated …

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Requirements Prior to Demolition

State and federal code requires the completion of the following steps before demolition begins.  START HERE: 7 Requirements Prior to Demolition More Resources Contacts Tamie Call (twcall@utah.gov) (385) 227-1055 Rachel Hancock (rahancock@utah.gov) (801) 707-2684 Lauren Richardson (lrichardson@utah.gov) (801) 707-2308 Mike Scott (mwscott@utah.gov) Asbestos (385) 266-1869 Mike Zucker (mzucker@utah.gov) (801) 580-5476 Leonard Wright (leonardwright@utah.gov) (801) 707-8032 asbestos@utah.gov

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Asbestos Policies—Utah Determinations:
Asbestos Program

Jump to: How Do You Count Ten Working Days? Is the Removal of Mastic a Regulated Activity? How Do You Count Ten Working Days? (Effective: February 8, 1999) Based on an EPA determination, asbestos projects subject to a 10-working day notification in Utah can commence on or after the 11th working day (week day) counted …

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Frequently Asked Questions:
Asbestos

What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a name given to a group of minerals which occur naturally as masses of long silky fibers. Asbestos is known for its unique properties of being resistant to abrasion, inert to acid and alkaline solutions, and stable at high temperatures. Because of these attributes, asbestos was widely used in construction …

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MACTs and Other NESHAPs:
Air Toxics Lead and Asbestos Section (ATLAS)

Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Rules The 1990 Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments established a new and fairly complex program to regulate emissions of 188 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from particular industrial sources. The Act required the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to regulate emissions of these HAPs by developing and promulgating technology-based standards based …

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Asbestos Program

Asbestos is a natural mineral fiber that is mined from the Earth. It was used in many common building materials for its strength and durability, insulation properties, and fire resistance. Today, asbestos materials look much different. Asbestos is found in many building materials, including but not limited to, drywall systems, textures, plasters, pipe insulation, metal …

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Home Improvement: Getting the Lead Paint Out

 By Michelle Bethune Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts—during the month of September—focused on simple home improvement tips to help improve your quality of life and the environment. A few years ago, I bought an amazing 1918 Craftsman-style home in Seattle. I didn’t think about lead paint, asbestos, or old …

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