The Illinois EPA Asbestos Unit protects the people of the State of Illinois and the environment from asbestos exposure. The Illinois EPA is the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) delegated authority to enforce the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for regulated asbestos during demolition, renovation and disposal.
Owners and operators subject NESHAP are required to submit a $150 fee along with a Demolition/Renovation/Asbestos Project Notification Form 10 working days in advance of commencing a regulated asbestos demolition or renovation project.
The Combined Notification of Demolition and Renovation Form is used for notifications sent to the Illinois EPA, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the City of Chicago. A separate copy must be sent to each agency if you are required to send a form to IDPH and the City of Chicago. Electronic submission to these agencies is not available at this time. Please print, provide original signature, and mail with $150 fee or proof of electronic payment to the address below. (Cook County no longer uses the combined notification form and notifications must be made via their online system).
Please Note: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or E-Check (there is a $6.00 convenience fee charged by the card services agency for all electronic payment types).
Warning: Payment of fees alone does not constitute compliance with regulatory requirements. All forms and reports must be submitted as applicable for your source's regulatory requirements as well as proof of payment. Failure to submit the Asbestos Demolition/Renovation/Asbestos Project Notification Form to the Illinois EPA 10 working days prior to start date could result in additional fees or penalties.
Additional Information Regarding Asbestos Requirements
Please Note: For information regarding asbestos training or licensure, please contact IDPH at (217) 782-3517. IDPH also has regulations regarding schools, and commercial and public buildings.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
US Department of Labor
Illinois Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP)
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
Regarding Vermiculite Attic Insulation
USEPA offices have received a large number of phone calls from citizens concerned about vermiculite insulation in their home that might be contaminated with asbestos. USEPA is gathering more information about vermiculite insulation and other products containing vermiculite. For more information, please refer to the following documents.
Please Note: Some municipalities have permit fees or other regulations regarding asbestos abatement and/or demolition activities. Please check with local authorities prior to demolition/renovation activities.
The SBEAP (DCEO) provides free assistance to owners and operators of businesses in understanding their environmental requirements under the federal Clean Air Act. If you have questions regarding these or other environmental requirements, you may contact the Environmental Assistance Helpline at 800.252.3998, or contact your appropriate Illinois EPA regional office.
Asbestos Unit, MC#41
1021 North Grand Avenue East
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield, Illinois 62794-9276
Fax: (217) 557-2559