The rule carried out a 2015 Oregon Legislature directive through Senate Bill 705 that the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality enact rule changes by the end of 2015, requiring an owner of a residential building or a person proposing a demolition of a residential building to have an accredited inspector perform an asbestos survey before demolishing that building.
The rules addresses growing concern among Oregonians about exposure to cancer-causing asbestos fibers, which can be released into the air as a result of improper handling or disposal of asbestos-containing materials. In addition, the temporary rules require the owner of a residential building or person performing a home demolition submit to the DEQ, upon DEQ’s request, a copy of the asbestos survey report.
The rule changes offer three exemptions to the pre-demolition survey requirement:
- If the residential building was built after Jan. 1, 2004
- If all materials in a residential building is managed as asbestos-containing material
- DEQ may approve, on a case-by-case basis, a written request to waive the survey requirement. The written request must include supporting documentation that demonstrates, to DEQ’s satisfaction, that a survey is not required. Under this exemption, no demolition may occur until DEQ has approved, in writing, the request for a pre-demolition survey waiver.
State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Licensed Asbestos Abatement Contractors
This is a list of asbestos abatement contractors that have obtained a license from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. This list does not constitute an endorsement by the Department. Services provided and costs are solely determined between the abatement contractors and their customer.
Abatement Pro, Inc.
4149 S. Cubola Avenue Meridian, ID 83642 208-853-1789
Abatement Services, Inc.
PO Box 747 Beavercreek, OR 97004 503-765-5257
Alpine Abatement Associates, Inc.
PO Box 1557 Bend, OR 97709 541-388-2672
Asbestos Abatement, Inc.
PO Box 2593 Boise, ID 83714 208-345-3574
Asbestos Control Group, Inc.
19386 SW 55th Court Tualatin, OR 97062 503-692-5174
PO Box 126 Harrisburg, OR 97446 541-995-6008
Cascade Insulation, Inc.
22356 Nelson Road Bend, OR 97701 541-388-2600
PO Box 16655 Missoula, MT 59808 406-523-1150
Enviromex Contracting, Inc.
12435 Clow Corner Road Dallas, OR 97338 503-831-2000
Environmental Resources, Inc.
PO Box 5954 Salem, OR 97304 503-991-3545
First Response Environmental Services
PO Box 3323
Central Point, OR 97502 541-621-0911
Global Pacific Environmental
PO Box 2759 Vancouver, WA 98660 360-993-4479 503-223-4401
Gre-Energy Constructors, Inc.
PO Box 13218 Salem, OR 97309 503-877-1495
IRS Environmental of Portland
777 SW Armco Avenue Hillsboro, OR 97123 503-693-6388
IRS Environmental of Washington
PO Box 15216 Spokane, WA 99215 509-927-7867
Keystone Contracting, Inc.
417 NW 209th Street Ridgefield, WA 98642 360-887-0868
3 Kings Environmental, Inc.
PO Box 280 Battleground, WA 98604 360-666-5464
Koos Environmental Services, Inc.
PO Box 4068
Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-266-0511
Lake Oswego Insulation Company (1)
5930 SW Jean Road Lake Oswego, OR 97035 503-245-6460
Lake Oswego Insulation Company (2) Mid-Valley Office
27171 Clear Lake Road
Eugene, OR 97402
Lodge Environmental, Inc.
2084 Roosevelt Blvd. Suite A Eugene, OR 97402 541-461-8001
Minority Abatement Contractors
3200 NE 65th Street Vancouver, WA 98663 360-750-1900
Net Compliance Environmental LLC
2112 E. 26th Street Vancouver, WA 98661 360-699-4015
Northstar CG, LP
10367 SE Helena Street Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-255-5999
Northstar Demolition & Remediation LP
404 N. Berry Street Brea, CA 92821-3104 714-672-3501
Northwest Abatement Corporation
7735 SE 68th Avenue Portland, OR 97206 971-263-9815
4929 NE 35th Avenue Portland, OR 97211 503-740-9758
558 SE 36th Avenue Hillsboro, OR 97123 503-710-0346
Pacific Environmental Group, Inc. (1)
PO Box 22306 Eugene, OR 97402 541-767-3770
Pacific Environmental Group, Inc. (2)
2302 Ermine Court SE Albany, OR 97322 541-926-8707
Pacific Northwest Environmental
19645 SE Sunnyside Road Damascus, OR 97089 503-658-6606
Pacific Technologies, Inc.
PO Box 4846 Boise, ID 83711 208-344-8668
Performance Abatement Services, Inc.
13600 NE 10th Avenue Vancouver, WA 98685 360-574-8400
Petrochem Insulation, Inc.
110 Corporate Place Vallejo, CA 94590 707-644-7458
Professional Minority Group, Inc.
27090 SE Highway 224 Eagle Creek, OR 97022 503-761-5924
Rhine Demolition, LLC
1124 112th Street East Tacoma, WA 98445 253-537-5852
12823 NE Airport Way Portland, OR 97230 541-261-6442
Rose City Contracting, Inc.
29791 SW Kinsman Road Wilsonville, OR 97070 503-685-9505
Safeway Services LLC
285 Liberty Street NE Salem, OR 97301 713-824-1730
SMAF Environmental LLC
PO Box 672 Prineville, OR 97754 541-447-5643
SPS Environmental Services
1201 S. Childers Road Orange, TX 77630 409-886-3959
Western States Environmental Services
PO Box 787
877 Beatty Street Medford, OR 97501 541-770-2482
W.L. Thomas Environmental, LLC
PO Box 8
Albany, OR 97321 541-928-5383
WM Dickson Company
3315 S. Pine Street Tacoma, WA 98409 253-472-4489
ZILCO NORTHWEST LLC
PO Box 1781
Beaverton, OR 97075-1781 503-519-1462
Checklist for Determining Contractor Qualifications
Regardless of how you may feel about a particular contractor, always ask for a list references from previous projects. That list should include persons willing to describe the reliability of the contractor and the quality of work performed by the contractor.
All asbestos contractors must have an Oregon DEQ asbestos abatement license and use only Oregon certified workers and supervisors.
You may also want to ask your contractor to provide air-monitoring data from previous projects done in accordance with Oregon OSHA or Oregon DEQ requirements. That information can also help you determine if the work habits and general procedures that contractor uses are acceptable.
All contractors must have written standard operating procedures and employee protection plans which include specific reference to Oregon OSHA medical monitoring and respirator training programs. In addition, the contractor must make available a copy of the Oregon OSHA and the DEQ asbestos rules. (Oregon rules: under OAR 340-248- 0005 through -0290.)
Contractors must also provide a list of any penalties that the contractor has paid due to not completing contractual requirements, because of cost overruns, and/or liquidated damages.
Any citations levied against the contractor by any Federal, State, or local government agencies for violations related to asbestos abatement should be identified by the contractor. Included with that information should be the name or project location, the date(s) of the project, and how the allegations were resolved.
Contractors should also supply a description detailing all legal proceedings, lawsuits, or claims that have been filed or levied against them or any of their past or present employees for asbestos related activities.
The contractor should also supply a list of all equipment that will be used for asbestos work. That list should include negative air machines, HEPA vacuums, the type of respiration equipment they will use, scaffolding, decontamination facilities, disposable clothing, etc.