FAQs from Contractors

Asbestos Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get an Ohio EPA Notice of Demolition and Renovation or Regulated Asbestos Materials Shipment form?

As part of the merger of the Ohio EPA and the Ohio Department of Health asbestos programs, a new online system was developed for the submittal of notifications. This system can be accessed through Ohio EPA eBusiness Center. All owners and contractors are encouraged to use this online system to submit their notifications of demolition and renovation/abatement. If you prefer to submit a hard copy notification, the current Ohio EPA notification form may be obtained at Ohio EPA Asbestos.

Who is responsible for submitting the notification: the building owner or the contractor handling the renovation/demolition?

The owner and contractor share the notification responsibilities. They must decide together who will submit the notification. The party who signs the notification is responsible for the $100 local asbestos/notification fee and any additional $50 revised notification fees. The EPA can hold either or both parties responsible if adequate notice is not provided. 

Where do I send the notifications?

All owners and contractors are encouraged to use the Ohio EPA eBusiness Center to submit their notifications of demolition and renovation/abatement and pay the State of Ohio asbestos fees. If you chose to mail a hard copy notification, it should be sent (along with full payment of Ohio EPA asbestos fees), to Asbestos Program, Ohio EPA DAPC, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 or hand-delivered to Asbestos Program, Ohio EPA, DAPC, 50 W. Town St., Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215.

What fees are associated with a notification?

Each notification is subject to both Ohio asbestos fees and Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency (Agency) local asbestos fees. The Agency charges $100 for each original notification. Starting with original notifications received October 1, 2018, there will also be an additional charge of $50 for each revised notification, up to three revisions. The maximum fee per notification will be $250 ($100 for the original notification and up to $150 total for the revised notification up to three revisions). 

How and when do I pay the fees associated with a notification?

The Ohio asbestos fees are paid when you submit your notification online (via electronic check or credit card; please note there is a small processing fee if you opt to pay with a credit card) or via check or money order (made payable to Treasurer, State of Ohio) when you mail or hand-deliver a hard copy notification.

For local asbestos fees, the Agency will issue invoices on a quarterly basis. These bills will be sent around the tenth of each month following the end of the quarter (January 10, April 10, July 10, and October 10). You will be billed for each notification where the projects have been completed by the end of the previous quarters Payment should be submitted to our Agency within 30 days of receiving this invoice with checks and money orders made payable to the Treasurer of Hamilton County.

Whom may I contact if I have additional questions?

Contact Ken Wilkins at 513-946-7743, or Dawn Mays at 513-946-7758