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North Dakota Asbestos Regulations

The name "asbestos" may sound unfamiliar to you, but whether you have heard of it or not, inhaling asbestos can be harmful to your health. Simply put, asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals whose crystals form long, thin fibers. Before we understood the health hazards of asbestos products, the fiber was used in countless products and construction projects throughout North Dakota. Why? Because asbestos is a flexible, thermal resistant product that can withstand many adverse conditions. The downside is that if inhaled, asbestos can cause diseases such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

North Dakota Asbestos Regulations at a Glance

While asbestos exposure is a valid concern, the state of North Dakota has put a number of regulations in place to help minimize the dangerous impact of this mineral fiber. Below you will find a list of statutes, regulatory agencies, and forms you may need if you are planning to work with asbestos materials on a construction project or otherwise.

North Dakota State Statutes

Asbestos Regulatory Agencies


North Dakota:

Applicability of Asbestos Regulations

What projects must comply?

  • All public and commercial buildings, regardless of age or construction type, must be inspected for asbestos before any renovation or demolition activity begins.

Residential Buildings

  • Residential buildings, including condominiums or individual dwelling units operated as residential cooperatives, with more than four dwelling units also are regulated

Asbestos Project Notification Forms

Note: State laws are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

North Dakota Codes and Court of Appeals Opinions

Additional Resources: North Dakota Asbestos Regulations

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When you're dealing with an asbestos lawsuit, time is of the essence. You only have a short window of time to file your claim, so understanding the law and preparing your lawsuit in a timely manner is crucial. The good news is that you don’t have to do this alone. Talk to a North Dakota injury attorney today to get started.

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