Asbestos Control Bureau
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Overview

The Asbestos Control Bureau (ACB) oversees the abatement of toxic hazards associated with asbestos fiber by performing inspections during the rehabilitation, reconstruction, or demolition of buildings and other structures originally constructed with asbestos or asbestos-containing materials. The ACB also responds to complaints with regards to asbestos. As well as enforcing the New York State Labor Law and Industrial Code Rule 56. 

 

For general information about asbestos and asbestos rules, click on the button below.

Asbestos Facts & Responsibilities

 

To search an Asbestos Contractor near you, see our Asbestos Contractors Listing page.

Asbestos Notifications

Industrial Code Rule 56 (Asbestos)

The ACB enforces the New York State Labor Law and Industrial Code Rule 56 (Asbestos).  

The code requires the following to ensure the proper abatement of asbestos materials:

  • Licensing of contractors
  • Certification of all persons working on asbestos projects
  • Filing of notifications for large projects  
  • Surveys of buildings to identify any asbestos that may be present
  • Abatement methods for asbestos containing materials

 

For general questions concerning asbestos, asbestos surveys or asbestos abatement, email [email protected] or [email protected].

Asbestos Control Bureau District Offices

For questions concerning specific locations or properties, please contact the applicable district ofice.

 
Albany District

Counties: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Green, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington

Address: State Office Campus, Room 157, Albany, NY 12240
(518) 457-1255 (FAX) (518) 485-8054
(518) 457-2072 (FAX)(518) 485-8054 (Field Office)

Email: [email protected]

 

Buffalo District 

Counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

Address: 65 Court Street, Rm. 405, Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 847-7601 (716) 847-7126 (FAX) (716) 847-7138 

Email: [email protected]

 

New York City District

Counties: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk, Westchester

​​​​​​​Address: One Hudson Square, 75 Varick Street (7th Floor), New York, NY 10013
(212) 775-3532

Email: [email protected]

 

Syracuse District

Counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins,

Address: 450 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 479-3215 (FAX) (315) 479-3333

Email: [email protected]

Asbestos Forms & Publications

Applicable Variances

For more information on variances from ICR SG please head over to our Engineering Services Unit.

Asbestos Notifications and License and Certification Unit

License and Certification Unit

State Office Campus, Room 161A, Albany, NY  12240
(518) 457-2735 (FAX) (518) 485-8530

If you have any license or certification questions, e-mail: license&[email protected] 

If you have any asbestos questions, e-mail: [email protected]