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Facilities that are being demolished and renovations where regulated quantities of asbestos containing materials (ACM) are being removed from a facility are subject to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Asbestos, commonly referred to as the
Asbestos NESHAP. Read Mecklenburg County Air Quality's (MCAQ) Asbestos NESHAP Program Brochure to learn more about the local program.
The term facility, as defined in the asbestos NESHAP, does not include residential buildings having four or fewer dwelling units. Not sure if your residential project is subject? Complete a Residential NESHAP Applicability Form (PDF or Word) and submit to MCAQ.
Submittal of a NESHAP notification form to Mecklenburg County Air Quality (MCAQ) is required 10 working days prior to starting date for demolition or renovation whenever a facility (i.e. industrial, commercial, business, school, or church buildings, and even private residences in certain circumstances) is scheduled to either:
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MCAQ can now accept electronic Asbestos NESHAP notification via GovOnline, the 1st EPA-approved electronic submittal system for Asbestos NESHAP in the Southeast U.S.!
Submit Electronic Notification with GovOnline
GovOnline User Guide
Watch the GovOnline Instructional Video
Hard Copy NotificationNESHAP Notification of Demolition and/or Renovation Form (PDF or Word)NESHAP Notification Instructions (PDF or Word)
NESHAP Notification of Demolition and/or Renovation Form (PDF or Word)
NESHAP Notification Instructions (PDF or Word)
The NC Health Hazard Control Unit (HHCU) may need to be notified as well.
For renovation (asbestos removal) NESHAP notifications only, the fee is $365 (Revised July 7, 2016). Payment shall be paid either
online or by check made payable to Mecklenburg County Air Quality and submitted to MCAQ with the notification. If paying online, include the name and address of the building to be renovated in the comments section.
Demolition permits are obtained by the property owner or owner's agent from the Land Use and Environmental Services Agency, Code Enforcement Division. All fees for demolitions are paid to Code Enforcement when the demolition permit is issued.
Individuals performing asbestos management activities as defined by 10A NCAC 41C.0600, except as provided for in G.S. 130-447, (b) and (c), must be accredited by the NC Asbestos Hazard Management Program, Health Hazards Control Unit (HHCU). State issued permits are required for removal of regulated asbestos containing material that exceeds 160 square feet, 260 linear feet, or 35 cubic feet.