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September 11, 2017
Virginia revising asbestos licensing regulations

The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) recently proposed revisions to the asbestos licensing regulations to clarify the requirements for firms operating as asbestos contractors and asbestos analytical laboratories.

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Under the current requirements, each location of a laboratory must obtain a separate license. This has proven confusing and burdensome for laboratory firms with multiple branch offices. Therefore, the DPOR is proposing to remove the existing requirements and only require the main office to be licensed. However, each branch will need to be listed with the DPOR and provide documentation of its qualifications to perform analysis. In addition, separate licensing fees have been established for asbestos analytical laboratory branch offices that will result in savings for firms with multiple branches.

Under the proposed regulations, all laboratory and contractor firms applying for a license will be required to disclose information regarding adverse criminal and disciplinary history of the owners, officers, managers, members, and directors. Such information would include details pertaining to convictions and suspended or revoked licenses.

Asbestos contractor licenses are not transferable. The proposed revisions clarify the types of changes to a business that would void a license and require that a new license be obtained.

For more information, contact Trisha Henshaw of the Virginia DPOR’s Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors at alhi@dpor.virginia.gov or by phone at 804-367-8595.

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