Asbestos Informational Brochure -- Summary of Rule 902 Requirements
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that Asbestos is a carcinogen. When building materials containing asbestos are disturbed, asbestos fibers may be released and if inhaled can cause serious illnesses.
In order to prevent the release of asbestos emissions and reduce illnesses relating to construction activity, the EPA delegated authority to the SacMetro AQMD to enforce the federal National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) through local district Rule 902 Asbestos.
The SacMetro AQMD works with local planning agencies and building departments to identify construction projects subject to Rule 902. Those projects include (but are not limited to) the following:
Demolition of public, commercial or industrial facilities such as gas stations, hospitals, schools, apartments, condominiums, office buildings and in some cases single family residences
Demolition of bridges, cell towers, rail cars, canopies and swimming pools
Renovations in regulated facilities where greater than 160 square feet, 260 linear feet, or 35 cubic feet of suspect asbestos containing materials are disturbed
Fire training burns
Demolition of Residential complexes with 5 or more units
An asbestos survey conducted by a Certified Asbestos Consultant will identify all of the asbestos present in your construction project.
To find a comprehensive list of Certified Asbestos Consultants in Sacramento County, please visit the State of California Department of Industrial Relations webpage at:
Once you have hired a Certified Asbestos Consultant, provide them this Asbestos Renovation/Demolition Survey & Notification Form (notification) and have them complete and sign the consultant use only section. You fill out the rest of the form.
Once a survey is completed, submit it and the notification form to email@example.com for review.
Within two business days of submitting the survey and the notification, SacMetro AQMD will either approve or return the notification to you for corrections. If approved, the SacMetro AQMD will stamp the notification and return it to you.
You will need to take the approved notification to the building department to receive your building permit, provided you have met all other building department requirements.
There is currently no fee to review a notification where no asbestos is being impacted and no demolition is being completed for your project. If the asbestos survey determines regulated asbestos containing materials (RACM) are present in your facility and they are part of your renovation or demolition project, additional forms, fees and notification time periods may be required.
Follow the same procedure above for obtaining an Asbestos Survey when submitting a notification form for a demolition project of any size.
Please submit an Asbestos Abatement Notification Form for projects involving removal of jurisdictional amounts of Regulated Asbestos Containing Materials. Jurisdictional amounts are >160 square, 260 linear and 35 cubic feet.
There is a 10 business day notification period for demolition projects and asbestos abatement projects.
A minimum fee of $435 for demolition and asbestos abatement notifications is required. Pay online via credit card or in person by check or credit card. See complete fee schedule below.
Notifications, or revisions to existing notifications, can be submitted to the SacMetro AQMD for review by visiting in person, sending the notification by mail or by emailing the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Within two business days of submitting the Demolition or Asbestos Abatement notification, SacMetro AQMD will either approve and send the notification to you, or return the notification for corrections.
** If materials are in more than one category, the higher fee will apply.