National Asbestos Meeting Presentations

Days of Meeting

NCSL Contact

Doug Farquahar

Thursday, June 23, 2011 Colorado Convention Center

National Asbestos Meeting/National Healthy Housing Conference (NHHC) Joint Plenary Session

  • Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S Department of Health and Human Services
  • Trevino, Housing and Community Programs, USDA Rural Housing Administration
  • Dr. Chris Portier, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC
  • Prof. Philippa Howden-Chapman, University Of Otago, New Zealand
  • Federal Panel: Future of Healthy Homes and the Federal Role

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U.S. EPA Region 8

Welcoming Remarks

  • Mike Gaydosh, EPA R8 Enforcement and Dan Webster, EPA R8


Moderator: Dan Webster

State activities; any changes to programs or laws (open discussion)

Federal activities; any changes to programs or laws


Dan Webster Moderator; John Smith; Dianne McGinnis, Brian Long, Dan Webster

Federal activities; any changes to programs or laws

State activities; any changes to programs or laws
  • AHERA Compliance
  • Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tile
  • Purpose of Waivers
  • Oversight Inspections 
  • Beard Shaul Method of Detecting Asbestos - John H. Smith, OPPT EPA Download PDF Presentation
  • Vermiculite
  • WI Regulation of Vermiculite - Diane McGinnis, WI
  • Regulating Asbestos in Soil - Brian Long, CO  Download PDF Presentation

Friday, June 24, 2011 at U.S. EPA Region 8

State Synopsis

Every state (or one state from each Region) should provide a brief synopsis on state efforts to address asbestos - Doug Farquhar, Moderator

State and Federal Legislative Developments

Moderators- Doug Farquhar, NCSL and EPA Staff

Overview of Libby, Montana

Criminal Enforcement Panel

Global Harmonization on Asbestos

Closing Comments

Discussion about next NAM 

  • Doug Farquhar, NCSL and Dan Webster, EPA