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Asbestos Waste Transportation Permits

An Asbestos Waste Transportation Permit must be obtained from the Solid Waste and Compliance program before transportation of asbestos waste can occur.

Asbestos Waste Transportation Permit Applications are processed on Monday and Thursday afternoons, with permits being e-mailed out the same day.

For any permit or processing related questions call (702) 759-0661.

View the Electronic Application Instructions.

Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 444.972  applies to asbestos waste regardless of its friable or non-friable status. The transporter must keep a copy of each permit issued and associated manifest for three years following disposal and a copy of each manifest must be provided to the Solid Waste Management Authority within 30 days of disposal. The transporter must notify a landfill at least 24 hours before delivery of asbestos waste.

The health district may conduct inspections of transporters of friable asbestos waste. Waste transportation activities may be inspected at least once a year for compliance with their permit and regulations governing their solid waste management activity. Additional inspections will be conducted if complaints are received.

The inspections will include ensuring friable asbestos waste is being stored in a sealed bag system at least 6 millimeters in thickness, labeled appropriately and that the contents are wetted with water and surfactant mixture. The inspector also ensures that all transportation vehicles are fully enclosed or covered.

The current fee schedule authorizes a fee of $500 for an initial waste asbestos transportation permit, $150 for each subsequent friable waste asbestos transportation permit.

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) under the Clean Air Act defines regulated asbestos-containing material (RACM) as:

  1. Friable asbestos material,
  2. Category I non-friable ACM that has become friable,
  3. Category I non-friable ACM that will be or has been subjected to sanding, grinding, cutting, or abrading, or
  4. Category II non-friable ACM that has a high probability of becoming or has become crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by the forces expected to act on the material in the course of demolition or renovation operations regulated by this subpart.

Contact Information

Phone: (702) 759-0600


Updated on: December 3, 2019

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