The following is part one of a short series overview of both the regulatory requirements, and the typical steps, that a building owner may pursue in dealing with ACMs in or on a building scheduled for demolition.

By the time a building owner has reached the notification stage of a project, they should have selected a company that specializes in asbestos abatement to perform the actual removal of the ACMs from the building. The abatement contractor would be contractually responsible for removing the ACMs in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations, and to acceptable industry standards. Some abatement companies also have the capability to perform the building demolition after the asbestos removal has been completed.