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Laws and Rules

IDEM’s Asbestos Program is governed by rules in Title 326 and Title 329 of the Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) and regulations in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The agency enforces:

Asbestos rules:

  • Emission standards for asbestos; demolition and renovation operations - 326 IAC 14-10 [PDF]
  • Rules for asbestos management personnel (includes requirements for licensed professionals and training courses) - 326 IAC 18 [PDF]
    • Two nonrule policies provide guidance on how IDEM will implement the above rule. Details are on the Training and Licensing page.
  • Federal National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos - 40 CFR 61, Subpart M
  • Open burning rules (prohibiting the open burning of asbestos) - 326 IAC 4 [PDF]

Solid waste disposal rules:

  • Rules for generators of regulated asbestos-containing materials - 329 IAC 10-8.2-4 [PDF]
  • General prohibitions on dumping, causing or allowing the open dumping of garbage or other solid waste - 329 IAC 10 [PDF]

Indiana’s rules require compliance with other applicable local ordinances and state and federal regulations.

Local Ordinances

Local governments have authority to adopt ordinances that are more stringent or specific than state requirements. IDEM does not have authority to oversee or enforce local ordinances, but the agency is aware that some local ordinances exist. Property owners and contractors must always contact their city and county government offices such as building departments, health departments and planning and zoning departments about local ordinances relating to asbestos and asbestos waste. provides links to government websites (select a county from the dropdown menu).

Marion County:

The City of Indianapolis has local notification requirements for property owners (including homeowners) in Marion County that are separate from and additional to state requirements. For assistance, contact the Indianapolis Department of Business and Neighborhood Services (317-327-8700, More information is provided on the City of Indianapolis: Asbestos website.

Outside of Marion County:

Property owners and contractors must always check with their city and county government offices for local ordinances and comply with them.

For technical or compliance assistance, contact IDEM’s Office of Air Quality or request a free, confidential consultation from IDEM’s Compliance and Technical Assistance Program (CTAP).

The guidance on this website does not replace the laws or rules. IDEM recommends that you use the laws and rules as your primary reference and the website to help you to apply them. Please note that the website does not supersede any other applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations.

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