In a recent agreement made with the state of Georgia, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will take on the responsibility of enforcing and implementing the Clean Air Act Asbestos Program within Georgia

San Antonio, Texas  Mesothelioma Cancer News – The state of Georgia has suffered from recent budget constraints forcing them to discontinue their participation in asbestos inspections, complaint resolution and enforcement of asbestos regulations.

However, in a recent agreement made with the state of Georgia, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will take on the responsibility of enforcing and implementing the Clean Air Act Asbestos Program within Georgia.

With the help of the agency, Georgia will have the ability process notifications for asbestos renovation, manage the quarantine and removal of asbestos, issue contractor licenses and approve supervisor training courses.

Additionally, the EPA will be in charge of inspections and “enforcement of asbestos abatement renovations, proper disposal of asbestos, demolition projects for commercial, public, and industrial structures, as well as particular types of multi-family residential structures.”

The agency has created other programs which are meant to collect any information related to asbestos violations. If a violation is reported, the law allows the EPA to issue steep fines for as much as $37,500 per day per violation.

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