Rules and Regulations

NYS Asbestos Code Rule 56


  • Code Rule 56 | This revised regulation went into effect on March 21, 2007
  • CR56 Guidance Document | Supplements CR 56 and helps with the application of the amended regulation. Supplements CR 56 and helps with the application of the amended regulation.
  • AV 1-4 | Applicable Variances




NYS Asbestos Certification and License Applications


Certification Application | Form for People Instruction for Certification | Form for People License Application | Form for Companies Instructions for License | Form for Companies Insurance Requirements for License | For Company Licenses Application for NYS ID | Required if you do not have NYS Drivers License Identity Validation ID44 | Outline of documents to prove identity the NYS DMV requires




NYS Asbestos Project Notifications





NYS Asbestos Variances


Variance Request | Form for NYS Certified Project Designers Applicable Variance | Approved NYS Applicable Variance 1-4 Fast Track Variance (FTV) Instructions | How to apply for and restrictions of FTV




NYS Asbestos Fast Track Variances (FTV)


The Engineering Services Unit (ESU) is launching a pilot program for certain site-specific variances (SSVs). These new variances will be called "Fast-Track Variances" (FTVs). These are common variances that are issued on a regular basis. At the start of the program, there will be 10 of the variances available, each with an assigned number (see list below). Over time, more FTVs might be added. The established process for variance application can result in approval turnaround times of two to three weeks depending on the current workload at the ESU. Variance applications are typically processed in the order received. With the FTV process, routine variances could potentially be issued the same day as they are received by the ESU. The goal is to speed up the review process for these routine variances. To make this process work, several guidelines must be followed. These are guidelines for getting an FTV:

  • A completed SH 752 form must be submitted. The form must include all the necessary information for obtaining a variance, including the hardship. No information about the work plan should be included with the application.
  • The SH 752 form must be submitted by a certified Project Designer working on behalf of the Petitioner.
  • The variance fee of $350 must be included.
  • In Section 9 of the SH 752 form, the Petitioner's Agent must write in the number of the FTV that is requested.
  • The FTV will be issued as it is written. If some part of the FTV doesn't meet the project's needs, then a standard SSV is required.
  • Other relief cannot be added to the FTV.
  • No re-openings or amendments are allowed.
  • Termination date extension requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
  • These FTVs have no bearing on notification times.
Below is a list of FTVs that will be available initially. Available Fast-Track Variances FTV-1 | Negative Air Shutdown FTV-2 | Exhausting to An Interior Space FTV-3 | Elevator Door Removal FTV-4 | Fire Door Removal FTV-5 | Crawlspace with Dirt Floor FTV-6 | Intact Component Removal FTV-7 | Buried Cementitious (e.g. Transite) Pipe FTV-8 | HEPA Drilling Spot Removal FTV-9 | Air Sampling at Elevated Exhaust Duct Locations FTV-10 | Controlled Demolition with Non-Friable in Place By selecting the relevant FTV links above, PDF samples of the conditions in each FTV are provided to show the type of relief which is granted. Project Designers should verify that the relief granted by the FTV meets the project's need. As mentioned, the goal is to speed up the variance process for projects that require minimal ICR-56 relief.




NYS DOL Asbestos Publications, Locations, and Links


Asbestos in New York State - Facts and Responsibilities | NYS DOL Publication NYS Notified Asbestos Projects | Link NYS Active Notified Asbestos Projects | Link NYS Engineering Services Unit | Link State Office Campus, Room 154, Albany, NY 12240
(518) 457-1536 (FAX) (518) 457-1301 NYS DOL License & Certification Unit | Link State Office Campus, Room 161A, Albany, NY 12240 (518) 457-2735 (FAX) (518) 485-8530 NYS DOL Asbestos Control Bureau | Link State Office Campus, Room 157, Albany, NY 12240
(518) 457-1255 (FAX) (518) 485-8054 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) 457-2072 (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




NYS Asbestos Survey


Survey Checklist | Detailed checklist of what should be in your NYS Asbestos Survey





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