Asbestos Abatement

New York City building owners are responsible for having an asbestos survey performed by a DEP-certified asbestos investigator to determine if asbestos-containing materials (ACM) may be disturbed during the course of work on their building. The size and scope of the abatement activity, with particular reference to the total amount of ACM that will be disturbed, determines the reporting or filing requirements.

View Asbestos Rules and Regulations, Title 15, Chapter 1 of the Rules of the City of New York

Abatement Forms & Filing Instructions

For filing instructions for abatement activities of ACM as well as information about our Asbestos Reporting and Tracking System (ARTS), visit Abatement Forms & Filing Instructions.

Asbestos Handler Certification Applications

We certify asbestos handlers, restricted handlers, asbestos handler supervisors, and asbestos investigators. For instructions for asbestos handler applications, visit Asbestos Handler Certification Applications.

List of Certified Asbestos Investigators

DEP certifies more than 250 asbestos investigators per year. Certificates are valid for two years. Please note that business telephone numbers are listed alongside the names of certificate holders who have requested that their number be displayed on the DEP’s website. If you are looking for asbestos handler or investigator certification forms, please visit Asbestos Handler Certification Applications.

DEP does not provide recommendations or referrals. While selecting an asbestos investigator, the Asbestos Control Program suggests reviewing the individual’s violation history (if one exists). Violation histories may be obtained within 48–72 hours by faxing a request to (718) 595-3749.

Licensed Asbestos Contractors

We do not provide recommendations or referrals. Violation histories may be obtained within 48–72 hours by faxing a request to (718) 595-3749. A complete list of licensed contractors and air monitors are available by contacting the New York State Department of Labor.

Air Monitors and Laboratories

Laboratories must have accreditation in the Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP) administered by the New York State Department of Health. A complete list or verification of current laboratory status is available by contacting the New York State Department of Health.

Master Environmental Hazard Remediation Technician Registration

You can register with DEP after successfully completing the required environmental remediation training programs or courses from an approved training provider and presenting your certificate of completion to the commissioner.