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Naturally Occurring Asbestos Program

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Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA) is found in mineral deposits in rock and in soils in many parts of Alaska and in many other states as well. When rock containing NOA is broken or crushed, asbestos may become airborne and cause a potential health hazard.

DOT&PF approves Site Specific Plans to provide immunity to landowners and contractors using gravel or aggregate material containing naturally occurring asbestos (NOA).

Site Specific Plans include the following:

  1. Plans, specifications and material quantity estimates for NOA materials to be used and non-NOA material that will cover the NOA material
  2. Description of project and intended long term use of the project
  3. Sampling and Analysis Plan
  4. Asbestos Compliance Plan
  5. Dust Control Plan
  6. Operations and Maintenance Plan

Site Specific Plans may be submitted in Designated Areas only. Here is a list of the designated areas in Alaska:

DOT&PF NOA Regulations

Applicable Laws & Guidance

Asbestos Resources and Testing

NOA Training

Create a “Log in” at the DOT&PF T2 Training Website for the following online Training Courses:

  • Asbestos Awareness Training
  • Competent Person Training
  • Project Designer Training

Respiratory Program

If the workplace is unsafe or unhealthy, any interested party may file a complaint with the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Program.

Engineering Plans & Reports