Friable Asbestos-Containing Materials

If friable asbestos-containing materials (e.g., pipe insulation) are present, they must be removed prior to being disturbed during renovation or demolition activities. Removal (abatement) must be performed by trained, licensed persons using procedures detailed in State and Federal regulations.

A project design must be prepared for each asbestos abatement project involving the abatement of greater than 3,000 square feet, 1,500 linear feet and/or 656 cubic feet of RACM in a facility to be reoccupied. Such designs must be prepared by a person licensed by DHEC as an Asbestos Project Designer.


Asbestos Section (803) 898-4289