(A) To qualify for an asbestos hazard abatement contractor’s license, a business entity or public entity shall meet the requirements of this section.

Terms Used In Ohio Code 3710.04

  • Another: when used to designate the owner of property which is the subject of an offense, includes not only natural persons but also every other owner of property. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • Asbestos: means the asbestiform varieties of serpentine (chrysotile), riebeckite (crocidolite), cummingtonite-grunerite, anthophylite, and actinolite-tremolite as determined using the method specified in 40 C. See Ohio Code 3710.01
  • Asbestos hazard abatement activity: means any activity involving the removal, renovation, enclosure, repair, encapsulation, or operations and maintenance of reasonably related friable asbestos-containing materials in an amount greater than three linear feet or three square feet. See Ohio Code 3710.01
  • Asbestos hazard abatement contractor: means a business entity or public entity that engages in or intends to engage in asbestos hazard abatement projects and that employs or supervises one or more asbestos hazard abatement specialists for asbestos hazard abatement activities. See Ohio Code 3710.01
  • Asbestos hazard abatement project: includes any such activity involving such friable asbestos-containing materials in an amount of fifty linear feet or fifty square feet or less if, when combined with any other reasonably related activity in terms of time or location of the activity, the total amount is in an amount greater than fifty linear feet or fifty square feet. See Ohio Code 3710.01
  • Asbestos hazard abatement project designer: means the person responsible for the oversight of an asbestos hazard abatement activity or the determination of the workscope, work sequence, or performance standards for an asbestos hazard abatement activity, including preparation of specifications, plans, and contract documents. See Ohio Code 3710.01
  • Asbestos hazard abatement specialist: means a person with responsibility for the oversight or supervision of asbestos hazard abatement activities, including asbestos hazard abatement project managers, hazard abatement project supervisors and foremen, and employees of school districts or other governmental or public entities who coordinate or directly supervise or oversee asbestos hazard abatement activities performed by school district, governmental, or other public employees in school district, governmental, or other public buildings. See Ohio Code 3710.01
  • Business entity: means a partnership, firm, association, corporation, sole proprietorship, or other business concern. See Ohio Code 3710.01
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • License: means a document issued by the director of environmental protection to a business entity or public entity affirming that the entity has met the requirements set forth in this chapter to engage in asbestos hazard abatement projects as an asbestos hazard abatement contractor. See Ohio Code 3710.01
  • Person: means any individual, business entity, governmental body, or other public or private entity. See Ohio Code 3710.01
  • Public entity: means the state or any of its political subdivisions or any agency or instrumentality of either. See Ohio Code 3710.01
  • Rule: includes regulation. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • state: means the state of Ohio. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • United States: includes all the states. See Ohio Code 1.59

(B) Each employee or agent of the business entity or public entity applying for a license who will come in contact with asbestos or will be responsible for an asbestos hazard abatement activity shall:

(1) Be familiar with all applicable state and federal standards for asbestos hazard abatement projects;

(2) Have successfully completed the course of instruction on asbestos hazard abatement activities, for their particular certification, approved by the Ohio environmental protection agency pursuant to section 3710.10 of the Revised Code, have passed an examination approved by the agency, and demonstrate to the agency that the employee or agent is capable of complying with all applicable standards of this state, the United States environmental protection agency, and the United States occupational safety and health administration.

(C) A business entity or public entity applying for an asbestos hazard abatement contractor‘s license shall, in addition to the other requirements of this section, provide at least one asbestos hazard abatement specialist, certified pursuant to this chapter and the rules adopted under it, for each asbestos hazard abatement project, and demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Ohio environmental protection agency that the applicant:

(1) Has access to at least one asbestos disposal site approved by the agency that is sufficient for the deposit of all asbestos waste that the applicant will generate during the term of the license;

(2) Is sufficiently qualified to safely remove asbestos, demonstrated by reliability as an asbestos hazard abatement contractor, possesses a work program that prevents the contamination or recontamination of the environment and protects the public health from the hazards of exposure to asbestos, possesses evidence of certification of each individual employee or agent who will be responsible for others who may come in contact with friable asbestos-containing materials, possesses evidence of training of workers required by section 3710.07 of the Revised Code, and has prior successful experience in asbestos hazard abatement projects or equivalent qualifications as determined in accordance with rules adopted by the director of environmental protection;

(3) Possesses a worker protection program consistent with requirements established by the director if the contractor is a public entity, and a worker protection program consistent with the requirements of the United States occupational safety and health administration if the contractor is a business entity;

(4) Is registered as a business entity with the secretary of state.

(D) No applicant for licensure as an asbestos hazard abatement contractor, in order to meet the requirements of this chapter, shall list an employee of another contractor.

(E) The business entity or public entity shall meet any other standards that the director, by rule, sets.

(F) Nothing in this chapter or the rules adopted pursuant thereto relating to asbestos hazard abatement project designers shall be interpreted as authorizing or permitting an individual who is certified as an asbestos hazard abatement project designer to perform the services of a registered architect or professional engineer unless that person is registered under Chapter 4703. or 4733. of the Revised Code to perform such services.

Amended by 133rd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 166, §101.01, eff. 10/17/2019.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 1/1/2018.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Effective Date: 10-08-1992 .