Are there regulatory standards requiring an asbestos survey and does asbestos have to be removed?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that asbestos surveys be completed in commercial and industrial buildings, and that the survey must be transferred to new owners. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires asbestos surveys, management plans and 3-year reinspections for schools (i.e., grades K through 12). Most often, asbestos is managed in-place in a fashion that eliminates exposure to workers and occupants.
EPA requires that asbestos surveys be completed prior to renovation or demolition of buildings and removal of certain asbestos-containing materials that are friable or may become friable during such activities.