About Asbestos

  1. General Public
  2. Regulated Community

General Public

The Asbestos program for the State of Kansas is located in the Bureau of Air. Kansas Asbestos Control statutes and regulations along with KDHE's authorizations to implement the federal environmental Protections Agency (EPA) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos form the basis of protection from asbestos during removal of asbestos containing materials.

Regulations exist to protect the public from the potentially harmful effects of exposure to asbestos fibers during removal, renovation and demolition in commercial and public buildings. Although homeowners doing work on their own residence are not covered under the Kansas or federal regulations, they are strongly encouraged to visit the EPA website for more information about asbestos.

If you have questions about asbestos, please give us a call. The supervisor of the Asbestos program is Phil Schlaman. He can be reached at 785-296-1549. For additional program contacts and email addresses, please visit our Staff Directory.