16 Asbestos Safety Manual Environmental Health and Safety State Agencies Iowa Division of Labor Services The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) through the Iowa Division of Labor Services enforces the OSHA regulations within the state. Specifically, the Iowa Division of Labor Services has issued regulations which require: • Asbestos workers, contractors, and supervisors, project designers, inspectors, and management planners working commercially to successfully complete asbestos training and be licensed by the state for asbestos projects in schools, public, or commercial buildings. In-house workers, such as those employed by ISU, are exempt from the licensing requirement but still must complete the required asbestos training. • Asbestos contractors make notification in writing to the Division of Labor Services postmarked ten-working days prior to the start of each project. ISU in-house projects are again exempt from this requirement. Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has responsibility for enforcement of EPA regulations in the state. Renovation and demolition activities require: • Asbestos contractors make notification in writing to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources postmarked ten-working days prior to the start of each project. ISU in-house projects are exempt from this requirement unless the project involves abatement of more than 160 square feet or 260 linear feet of ACM. • A Notice of Violation (NOV) may be issued to building owners or operators who violate the asbestos National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) notification requirements, work practices, or waste disposal guidelines.