ARTS – Asbestos Reporting and Tracking System
The A-TRU process features a new, interactive on-line filing application known as ARTS that enables applicants to submit applications and/or receive approvals (or objections) electronically. ARTS includes a variety of key automated functions, such as project site geo-referencing, contractor licenses confirmation, and review level determination. The new application also allows individuals to monitor, manage, and modify their projects anytime after filing by simply logging onto the website at their convenience. The Asbestos Control Program will now be accepting applications sent through the ARTS system.
New ACP5 Form — Asbestos Assessment Report
Effective January 1, 2011
The Department of Buildings will only accept this new form for filing.
Asbestos Investigator Compliance Guide
ACP7 Form (ARTS)
(NOTE: If additional sheets are required for a project, please use " this file" (PDF)
Asbestos Regulatory Interpretation Memorandum
Form ACP8, "Asbestos Project Amendment Form for Form ACP 7"
Modification of or deviation from the information provided in an ACP7 form must be reported immediately in writing to the Department of Environmental Protection if the change refers to the building owner, contractor, air monitoring firm, amount of ACM to be disturbed, the dates of the project, or the project location.
A notification may be modified no more than twice.
A modification is valid only if it is received by the DEP prior to the previously filed date of completion, except for start date changes that must be received by the original start date. Thereafter, a new notification submitted directly to the Department is required.
ACP8 Form (ARTS)
Form ACP9, "Asbestos Variance Application"
This form must be submitted by the building owner or authorized agent. Applications for any variance from asbestos control program rules or Part 56 of Title 12 of New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (Subpart 56-4 through 56-17) must be made directly to the Department of Environmental Protection at least two weeks prior to commencement of work. Work involving a variance may not commence prior to the receipt of Department approval of the application.
Applications must include required supporting documents. Specifically,
- 1. an identification of the portions of the rules for
which a variance is requested,
- 2. an explanation as to why the procedures required
by the rules cannot be used,
- 3. the alternative procedures the applicant will
employ to satisfy each requirement as modified, and
- 4. a copy of any ACP7 form previously filed.
ACP 9 Form — Variance Application
DEP certifies asbestos handlers, restricted handlers, asbestos handler supervisors, and asbestos investigators. The minimum qualifications for each type of certificate are specified in the Asbestos Rules §1-11 through §1-17.
Every contractor and worker engaged in asbestos abatement activities must comply with the provisions of the Asbestos Rules except as otherwise specified.
To apply for a certification as an asbestos handler, restricted handlers, asbestos handler supervisors, and/or asbestos investigators, please follow the instructions below and complete and submit the appropriate forms to DEP.
Child Support Certification (PDF)
DMV Request for Photo (PDF)
See also, New York State DMV Local Offices and Proofs of Identity.
Withdrawal of Consent (PDF)
See also, Asbestos Certification Application Changes.
Individuals who engage in asbestos projects or in asbestos abatement activities on minor projects must be certified as asbestos handlers by DEP.
Individuals who are involved in the construction of the containment barriers of a work area (e.g. carpenters), or who otherwise enter the contained work area for a limited period of time to perform certain specialized tasks in preparation for, or ancillary to, the actual abatement (e.g. electricians) must be certified as restricted asbestos handlers by DEP. Restricted handlers may not perform abatement handling of asbestos-containing materials.
Asbestos Handler Supervisor
Individuals who supervise asbestos handlers must be certified by the Department as asbestos supervisors. At least one asbestos handler supervisor must be present at the work site while abatement activities are being conducted on an asbestos project. Certified asbestos supervisors must ensure that proper asbestos abatement procedures as well as individual safety procedures are being adhered to at all times. See also Enforcement of Asbestos Rules §1-01(c).
Appendix C (PDF)
Appendix F (PDF)
Individuals engaged in building survey and hazard assessment for asbestos must be certified as asbestos investigators by the Department.
Every investigator engaged to identify the presence and evaluate the condition of asbestos in a building or structure must comply with the provisions of the Asbestos Rules. See also, Asbestos Investigator Compliance Guide.
Appendix A (PDF)
Appendix B (PDF)
Appendix D (PDF)
Appendix E (PDF)
Registration forms for filing Paperless ACP5 forms (PDF)
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