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. Historically, there has been no distinction given to friable versus non-friable asbestos. Revisions to the fee schedule and to the asbestos program resulted in a reduced rate of $118 for non-friable asbestos waste transportation permits if the proper documentation is provided to support this classification. No-friable asbestos waste permits will not be processed until all proper documentation has been submitted.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) under the Clean Air Act defines regulated asbestos-containing material (RACM) as:
Friable asbestos material,
Category I non-friable ACM that has become friable,
Category I non-friable ACM that will be or has been subjected to sanding, grinding, cutting, or abrading, or
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.
The abatement of ACM that cannot be crumbled to powder by hand pressure such as vinyl asbestos tile, exterior asbestos roofing material, exterior asbestos siding and drywall joints are unlikely to become friable under normal operations. These items are examples of non-friable asbestos that would still require transport permits with supporting analytical data but at a reduced fee rate. Applications for waste asbestos transportation permits need to include documentation that supports the declaration that the waste asbestos is non-friable. Documentation to support the declaration that the waste is non-friable of the asbestos report (including the analytical laboratory results), the condition of the asbestos containing material (poor, good, damaged, significantly damaged, weathered), and a detailed description of the method(s) of removal. Additional documentation may be requested to process the application. For Waste Transportation Permit purposes, non-friable asbestos that has been classified as poor, damaged, significantly damaged or weathered is considered friable and the full fee rate will apply.