How do I edit my User Account Contact information or change my password?
What are the criteria for a valid password?
Minimum of 8
characters, 1 number and 1 uppercase.
What if I forgot my password?
Please click the “Forgot password” link from our login page. An email will be sent to the email address you provided.
What if the system says my e-mail address is invalid during account creation?
How do I file an asbestos complaint?
You may call 1-800-334-ODOR (6367) or file a complaint online on our Complaints page.
How do I know if a J# exists for a site?
Please contact Public Records.
Where can I find a copy of the asbestos regulation?
Where does the Air District get its authority?
In 1946, the
California Legislature enacted the first air pollution control law authorizing
the formation of county air pollution control districts. In 1955, the Bay Area
Air Pollution Control Law was adopted, establishing the Bay Area Air Pollution
Control District (later
renamed the Bay Area Air Quality Management District) as the first regional air
pollution control agency in the nation. The Air District has been delegated the
authority to enforce federal asbestos regulation. The Air District developed its own rule in
1976 that is more stringent than the federal rule.
Who is your Board of Directors?
The Board of Directors is made up of representatives from each county. Please visit our Board of Directors page for further information.
Are J#’s refundable? Is there a cancellation fee?
Notification fees are
refundable if the job is withdrawn prior to the Start Date. A cancellation fee applies. See Question #45 for our current fee schedule.
Can I pay a Fast Track Fee for a commercial building?
No. The Fast Track Fee only applies to single-family dwellings (residential structures with 4 or fewer units).
Can I pay online?
Yes, credit card
payment is now integrated into the Online Asbestos Notification System. Contractors and homeowners of approved
notifications will immediately receive an Asbestos Demolition/Renovation Job Number
(J#) with an Acknowledgement Letter available to download and print.
Can I send a check for payment?
No, as of November 9, 2022 manual payments including checks and money order will no longer be allowed. Acceptable payment options will only include credit cards, eChecks and debit cards.
What credit cards can I use to pay?
Visa, Master Card or Discover. Our payment provider currently doesn’t accept American Express.
What is the current fee schedule?
Please see Regulation
3, Schedule L.
Am I under Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) jurisdiction?
At what percentage does Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) become regulated?
Greater than 1% and
friable. See definition of Regulated
Asbestos-Containing Material (RACM).
Can I apply for a J# if I don’t have a Start Date?
Yes, however you must provide 10-business day notice and an estimated Start Date. Once you receive a J#, you may revise your Start Date (NOTE: revisions must be made prior to 11:59pm of the Start Date)
Can I get a list of certified asbestos contractors from the District?
No. The Air District does not have a list of certified asbestos contractors.
Do I have to apply if my Demolition doesn’t contain asbestos?
Yes. See "When do I need to notify the Air District?"
How do I get to the Online Asbestos Notification System?
You may enter through the login button on our Asbestos page.
How long does it take to get a J#?
For notifications submitted through the Online Asbestos Notification System:
i. Contractors and homeowners of approved notifications will immediately receive an Asbestos Demolition/Renovation job number (J#) with an acknowledgement letter available to download and print.
ii. Notifications requiring District review will
receive J#’s in the order they are received.
What browser should I use to access the Online Asbestos Notification System?
The Online Asbestos Notification System was designed for the Microsoft Edge web browser. However, the system is also compatible with Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox.
What is Regulated-Asbestos Containing Material (RACM)?
11-2-233 Regulated Asbestos-Containing Material (RACM):
233.1 Friable asbestos-containing material, as defined in Section 11-2-222 or,
233.2 Category I nonfriable asbestos-containing material that has or will become friable, or that has been subjected to sanding, drilling, grinding, cutting, or abrading, or, 233.3 Category II nonfriable asbestos-containing material that may become 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
233.3 Category II nonfriable asbestos-containing material that may become 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.
What’s the difference between a Renovation and a Demolition?
Renovation: An operation other than demolition in which RACM is removed or stripped from any element of a building, structure, plant, ship, installation or portion thereof.Demolition: Wrecking, intentional burning, moving or dismantling of any load supporting structural member, or portion thereof, of a building, facility or ship. This includes, but is not limited to, any related cutting, disjointing, stripping or removal of structural elements.