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Asbestos Control Bureau

Asbestos Forms and Documents

The Asbestos Control Bureau oversees the abatement of toxic hazards associated with asbestos fiber during the rehabilitation, reconstruction or demolition of buildings and other structures originally constructed with asbestos or asbestos containing materials. The Bureau enforces the New York State Labor Law and Industrial Code Rule 56 (Asbestos).

The code requires the following to ensure the proper abatement of asbestos materials:

  • Licensing of contractors
  • Certification of all persons working on asbestos projects
  • Filing of notifications for large projects  
  • Pre-demolition survey of buildings to identify any asbestos that may be present

Asbestos Project Notification Fee Waiver Request & Certification

Asbestos Notification Fee Waiver Request Letter of Explanation for Contractors

Asbestos Notification Fee Waiver Request Letter of Explanation for Municipalities

The Bureau works closely with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

See the publication: Asbestos in New York State - Facts and Responsibilities

Asbestos Notifications Online

Asbestos Notifications Online Manual


State Office Campus, Room 161A, Albany, NY  12240
(518) 457-2735 (FAX) (518) 485-8530

Asbestos Contractors Listing

Notified Active Asbestos Projects in New York State (opens in a new window)  

Notified All Asbestos Projects in New York State


Federal Property Notification Notice (opens in new window)


Adjudication Decisions


If you have any license or certification questions, e-mail:  license&[email protected] 

If you have any asbestos questions, e-mail:   [email protected]


State Office Campus, Room 154, Albany, NY 12240
(518) 457-1536 (FAX) (518) 457-1301

If you have any questions regarding Code Rule 56 or asbestos related variances, e-mail:  [email protected]



Counties - Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Fulton, Green, Montgomery, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington

State Office Campus, Room 157, Albany, NY 12240
(518) 457-1255 (FAX) (518) 485-8054
(518) 457-2072 (FAX)(518) 485-8054 (Field Office)


Counties - Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

65 Court Street, Rm. 405, Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 847-7601 (716) 847-7126 (FAX) (716) 847-7138 


Counties - Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk, Westchester

One Hudson Square, 75 Varick Street (7th Floor), New York, NY 10013
(212) 775-3532


Counties - Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins,

450 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 479-3215 (FAX) (315) 479-3333

Applicable Variances:

AV-A-1 (opens in new window) Controlled Demolition (Municipal)
AV-A-2 (opens in new window) Negative Air Ventilation Exhaust
AV-A-3 (opens in a new window) Non-friable ACM Floor Covering Mastic Removal Using Chemical Methods Along With Low-speed Floor Buffers
AV-A-4 (opens in a new window) Removal or Cleanup of Intact Minor Size Non-friable ACM Floor Tile

Guidelines for the Surrender of Records

>Additional Asbestos Related Sites

US EPA Website

US EPA - Asbestos information

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants

NESHAPS legislation

AHERA – Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act - Federal EPA regulations for asbestos-containing materials in schools

OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Act - Federal asbestos regulations for Construction and General Industry

Department of Environmental Conservation – Waste Haul/Transportation of Asbestos

Department of Health - FAQs for Asbestos Laboratory Analysis 

NYSDOH ELAP approved asbestos labs

Code Enforcement Official and Building Permit Applicants (opens in a new window)

New Vermiculite Interim Guidance

Asbestos-Contaminated Vermiculite Information

Information and Links from NELAR - The New England Lead and Asbestos Resources Site

Toxicological Profile for Asbestos (opens in a new window)

Public Health Statement for Asbestos (opens in a new window)
NYC Department of Environmental Protection/Asbestos Control


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