ASBESTOS DEMOLITION & BUILDING BURNS
WHAT IS A DEMOLITION?
Demolition is defined in the Minnesota Rules as the wrecking or taking out of any load supporting structural member of a facility together with any related handling operations. Demolition also is the intentional burning of the facility. This definition also applies to any portion of a facility.
DOES THE MN DEPT OF HEALTH REGULATE ASBESTOS DEMOLITION?
The Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Asbestos Rules apply to all demolition projects where friable asbestos-containing material (ACM) is present in amounts greater than
- 260 linear feet, 160 square feet or 35 cubic feet in non-residential buildings; or
- 10 linear feet, 6 square feet or 1 cubic foot in a single- or multi-family residence
Alternative rules may be used under certain circumstances. Click here for more information.