Federal Resources
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)EPA logo                        
Information regarding asbestos hazards, regulations, publications and resources.  EPA regulations do not apply to most single family up to four residential structures. For more information read definition of "facility" in the Standard for Renovation and Demolition link below.

Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Information and additional links about recognition, evaluation and control of asbestos hazards. Department of Labor, OSHA logo

Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR): Learn about the health effects of asbestos exposure, the types of asbestos exposure, and what to do if you believe that you've been exposed.

 Asbestos Cancer Information

State of Connecticut Resources                                                                                                          
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Information on hazardous waste, including asbestos, disposal
Department of Labor Information on worker safety

Department of Public Health, Environmental Laboratory Certification

This program approves and/or certifies all environmental laboratories (private, municipal, and state operated) which test drinking water, sewage, solid waste, soil, air, food, and other environmental samples for bacteria, inorganics, organics, and radio-chemicals in Connecticut.

Potential Funding Sources Limited resources are available, many programs are "income eligible"

Designated Person’s Self Study Guide Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

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.




  • Circular Letter #2003-10 Regulatory interpretation regarding intact removal of non-friable asbestos-containing materials.