The California Air Resource Board (CARB) promulgated the Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) for Construction, Grading, Quarrying and Surface Mining Operations. This statewide regulation is triggered prior to the grading or disturbance of soil in certain areas of California. The ATCM applies to any size construction project although there are more stringent mitigation requirements for projects that exceed one acre. The areas most likely to contain naturally occurring asbestos are the eastern parts of Sacramento County, Folsom and Rancho Murieta. This page was created as a resource for contractors doing work in those areas of Sacramento County as well as residents of those areas.
- CARB's Asbestos Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Construction, Grading, Quarrying, and Surface Mining Operations
- California's Asbestos Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Surfacing Applications
- Special Report 192 - Eastern Sacramento County (PDF 1.7 Mb) 2006
- AQMD's Jurisdiction Letter (PDF) 7/10/2006
- AQMD's Advisory to Property Owners and Contractors (PDF) 7/2006
- AQMD's Copper Hills Jurisdiction Refinement Cover Letter (PDF) 8/24/2005
- AQMD's Copper Hills Jurisdiction Refinement Letter - (PDF) 8/24/2005
- AQMD's Original Jurisdiction Letter (PDF) 9/24/2004
- AQMD's Board Letter (PDF) 9/23/2004
- Asbestos Dust Mitigation Plan Application (PDF) March 2013
NATURALLY OCCURRING ASBESTOS FEES
The following fee schedule shall apply to persons required to comply with Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 93105, Asbestos Air Toxic Control Measure for Construction, Grading, Quarrying, and Surface Mining Operations or a control measure adopted pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 39666(d):
Each plan or evaluation submitted shall be accompanied by a fee.
For each asbestos dust mitigation plan submitted to the District, the fee shall be $389 plus $23 per acre.
For each geologic evaluation submitted to the District, the fee shall be $500.
The following inspection fees shall apply:
For each project greater than one (1.0) acre for which a dust mitigation plan is submitted, the inspection fee shall be $23 per acre, due at the time the plan is submitted. Once a project has begun, an increase in the acreage may be made and the corresponding per-acre fee paid. If actual inspections require more than 18 hours per 100 acres, an additional fee of $129 per hour may be assessed.
For each project for which a dust mitigation plan has not been submitted, the time and materials rate for inspections shall be $129 per hour. This fee shall not apply to projects of one (1.0) acre or less.
If the inspection fee was not paid when the dust mitigation plan was submitted, then it is due and payable upon inspection.
Whenever the Air Pollution Control Officer finds that analysis or sample collection is necessary, the cost of making the analysis, collecting samples, and preparing the necessary reports shall be charged against the owner or operator. The Air Pollution Control Officer shall provide an estimate of the actual cost of such work. The owner or operator may request a conference with the Air Pollution Control Officer to review the cost estimate and may provide additional information that would reduce the time spent by the Air Pollution Control Officer in performing an analysis. The Air Pollution Control Officer's cost estimate shall be reduced accordingly.
On October 5, 2004, the City of Folsom hosted a community meeting at the Folsom Community Center to discuss the issue of naturally-occurring asbestos in eastern Sacramento County. Presentations covered geologic formations in the region, the health effects of asbestos, and the regulatory requirements in effect:
- NOA Background (PDF 1.1 Mb) - John Clinkenbeard, Sr. Geologist with the California Geologic Survey.
This presentation provides NOA background information and shows the general areas where NOA is more likely to be discovered in eastern Sacramento County.
- NOA in Folsom (PDF 2.2 Mb)
- Michael Johnson, Community Development Director for the City of Folsom.
This presentation provides background information on NOA in the Folsom area.
- Health Effects (PDF) - Dr. Glennah Trochet, Sacramento County Health Officer.
This presentation provides background information on the health effects of NOA.
- Air Quality Regulations (PDF 3.8 Mb) - Larry Greene, Air Pollution Control Officer Sacramento
This presentation discusses AQMD authority in NOA matters and the agency's determination that the Folsom area be considered under the jurisdiction of the state asbestos Airborne Toxic Control Measure.