Question # 540

540. Are releases of asbestos from the demolition of an old plant reportable?
Maybe. If friable asbestos is not being manufactured, processed, or otherwise used, no releases or other waste management of asbestos must be reported unless there are other covered activities involving asbestos in the friable form at the facility, and the threshold for reporting has been exceeded. If, however, during the demolition of the plant, asbestos is created in the friable form, the manufacturing threshold may be triggered.