Category: ATLAS (Air Toxics Lead and Asbestos Section)

  • Lead-Based Paint Program

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

  • Requirements Prior to Demolition

    DEFINITION: “Demolition Project” Utah Administrative Code (UAC) defines a “Demolition Project” as the wrecking, salvage, or removal of any load-supporting structural member of a regulated facility together with any related handling operations, or the intentional burning of any regulated facility. This includes the moving of an entire building, but excludes the moving of structures, vehicles, or…

  • 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…

  • Asbestos Laboratories in Utah

    National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Directory

  • Frequently Asked Questions:

    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…

  • 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…

  • Air Toxics Lead and Asbestos Section (ATLAS)

    The ATLAS (Air Toxics Lead and Asbestos Section) deals with asbestos and lead-based paint. Learn about the Utah Division of Air Quality’s involvement with these topics here.

  • Asbestos Program

    Asbestos, a strong and fire-resistant natural mineral fiber, was widely used in building materials like drywall, insulation, and flooring. It poses health risks since its tiny fibers can be released into the air and inhaled, causing lung damage. If asbestos-containing materials are in good condition and not disturbed, they are generally safe. Renovation or demolition,…

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