Asbestos Control Bureau


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 (see the publication: Asbestos in New York State - Facts and Responsibilities). As well as enforcing the New York State Labor Law and Industrial Code Rule 56. The Bureau works closely with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Asbestos Project Notification Fee Waiver Request & Certification

Asbestos Notification Fee Waiver Request Letter of Explanation for Contractors

Asbestos Notification Fee Waiver Request Letter of Explanation for Municipalities


Asbestos Notifications Online

Asbestos Notifications Online Manual

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  
  • Pre-demolition survey of buildings to identify any asbestos that may be present


Read the guidance code for more information on the industrial Code Rule 56.

Asbestos Control Bureau District Offices

Albany District

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

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


Buffalo District 

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

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


New York City District

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

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


Syracuse District

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

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

Asbestos Forms & Publications

Applicable Variances

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]