West Virginia Asbestos Regulations
Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors | Last reviewed December 11, 2018
Asbestos is a formerly popular building material that is now known to cause serious lung diseases and cancers, including mesothelioma. Years ago, asbestos was commonly included in a variety of building materials, including "popcorn" acoustical ceilings, pipe insulation, air duct coverings, window putty, and flooring tiles and vinyl, to name only a few. The mere presence of undamaged asbestos materials in homes and public buildings isn't necessarily dangerous. However, when asbestos is disturbed due to a renovation or demolition project, fibers become airborne and can lodge in the lung tissues, causing damage and injury.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has developed regulations to prevent asbestos materials from becoming an air pollutant by outlining a specific asbestos removal procedure. Some states, including West Virginia, have adopted these regulations in addition to implementing comparable state regulations.
West Virginia Regulations at a Glance
Below, you'll find key information about West Virginia asbestos regulations.
Asbestos Regulatory Agencies
Asbestos Removal Regulations
The West Virginia DAQ enforces the federal Asbestos NESHAP rules as follows:
The West Virginia Office of Environmental Health Services Asbestos Program also requires:
Note: State regulations 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.
Related West Virginia Resources
- West Virginia Accident and Injury Laws
- Asbestos Exposure Risks
- Asbestos Use FAQs
- Asbestos Exposure: Symptoms and Diseases
Get Professional Help With Your West Virginia Asbestos Claim
If you believe that you've suffered from an illness or injury due to your exposure to asbestos fibers, then there may be legal remedies available to you, including compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering. Don't delay; contact an experienced West Virginia personal injury lawyer today.
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