Vermiculite - Information on vermiculite, an asbestos-containing mineral that was once often used in insulation.
Educational Resources - EPA educational materials.
Asbestos in Your Home - Information on asbestos in the home and what to do if you suspect you have asbestos.
EPA Region 1 - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools regulation (Section 19a-333-1 through Section 19a-333-13) requires each local education agency to designate a person to ensure that the requirements related to these regulations are properly implemented. The US Environmental Protection Agency developed this Study Guide for training “Designated Persons”. The original Study Guide (EPA 9: O/R 93-023) published January 1996 has been modified to incorporate specific requirements contained within the DPH regulation.
Asbestos Sampling Bulletin, September 30, 1994 (pdf, 44 KB)
Supplementary guidance on bulk sample collection and analysis.
Circular Letter #2003-10 (pdf, 47 KB)
Regulatory interpretation regarding intact removal of non-friable asbestos-containing materials.
Circular Letter EHS#2006-33 (pdf, 31 KB)
Request to perform asbestos abatement while school is in session.
Regulatory interpretations regarding post abatement reoccupancy criteria (August 2010).
Federal Register Advisory, August 1, 1994 (pdf, 12 KB)
Advisory regarding availability of an improved asbestos bulk sample analysis test method.
Advisory regarding asbestos NESHAP state notification procedure change.
Focus on Asbestos in Schools (pdf, 213 KB)
Information on the Local Education Agency's (LEA's) responsibilities as they pertain to asbestos in schools.
Suggested maintenance and precautions for asbestos containing floor coverings.