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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2014
No.: 14-2515
Contact: Jeremy Woodrow, 907-465-8994, Jeremy.Woodrow@alaska.gov

ADOT&PF Seeks Public Comment on Naturally Occurring Asbestos Regulations

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) is seeking public comment regarding newly proposed regulations to the Naturally Occurring Asbestos Program. The proposed regulations are available for review online at dot.alaska.gov/noaprogram. The deadline to submit public comment is 5 p.m. Friday, May 2.

The Naturally Occurring Asbestos Program provides state granted immunity to land owners and contractors who adhere to a specified set of procedures designed to prevent naturally occurring asbestos from compromising worksite safety. The proposed regulations would require applicants to define both a designated worksite and a site specific plan to qualify for acceptance to the program.

The public is encouraged to review the proposed regulations online and provide feedback at the following public meetings:

  • Juneau: April 14, 6-8 p.m. – ADOT&PF Headquarters building, Room 140

  • Fairbanks: April 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Construction Conference Room at 2720 Pickett Place. Comments may also be submitted during this meeting at 1-800-315-6338, pin #8250.

  • Ambler: April 17, 6-8 p.m. – Ambler Public School Multi-Purpose Room.

Written questions and comments may be submitted by mail to ADOT&PF at P.O. Box 112500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-2500 or by email at dot.jhq.noa.regulations@alaska.gov.

For more information about the ADOT&PF naturally occurring asbestos program, visit dot.alaska.gov/noaprogram.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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