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Those working to remove regulated asbestos must be licensed to work in Indiana. There are various required levels of experience, training, and fees associated with each type of license. In order to obtain a license an applicant must submit a complete application provided by IDEM. All applications must be completed in writing and submitted to the IDEM Office of Air Quality, Lead/Asbestos Section, for processing. Please note that, under Indiana Administrative Code 326 IAC 18-1-5(g), IDEM will not process applications on a walk-in basis or over the telephone - this means that one should not expect to submit their application for an asbestos removal license and receive their license the same day. Timeframes for the processing of applications are given in the table below.
To obtain an application call the Asbestos Licensing Program at (317) 233-3861 or Toll Free at (888) 574-8150. Applications can also be downloaded from this web page. See the section “Application Forms” provided below.
The following chart gives the license type, the minimum time an applicant should allow for processing, and the estimated processing times that applications usually take to process.
|Asbestos Removal Licenses: Fees & Processing Times|
|Licenses||License and Renewal Fee or Removal Fee||Allow a Minimum for Processing||Estimated Processing Times|
|Median for all||Lengthiest Extremes|
|8 weeks||3 weeks||6 weeks|
|Contractors||$150||6 weeks||2 weeks||4 weeks|
|Individual Workers||$50||6 weeks||3 weeks||6 weeks|
|Waste Disposal Manager||$50|
* The currently approved training providers offer about 156 different courses
Listed below are some of the things an applicant must do in order to ensure timely processing of their application:
The following forms are now available on the IDEM Forms page:
To learn more about asbestos handling, emission control requirements, and proper asbestos disposal contact: the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, by phone, at (317) 232-8941, or via email at "info at idem.in.gov".
For information on the protection of employees from airborne asbestos in the workplace contact the Indiana Department of Labor, Bureau of Safety, Education, and Training (BuSET), by phone at (317) 232-2688 (ask to speak with a Consulting Industrial Hygienist) or, use the Indiana Department of Labor comment form
The following asbestos non-rule policy documents are available:
Also see the Asbestos Removal Requirements for Demolition or Renovation Activities Permit Guide page.
This permit guide is intended to provide background information which should be useful in planning for a particular project that may require an environmental permit. It does not substitute for consultation with the appropriate regulatory agency and/or the appropriate rules or statute.