On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, Sen. Irene Aguilar introduced SB 13-152 – Concerning the Continuation of the Asbestos Abatement Certification Process Conducted by the Department of Public Health and Environment, and, in Connection Therewith, Implementing the Department of Regulatory Agencies’s Recommendations in the 2012 Sunset Report. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
The bill implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies’ review of the Colorado department of public health and environment’s certification process in connection with asbestos abatement by:
- Continuing the certification process for nine years, until 2022; and
- Requiring property owners applying for permits to renovate or demolish property to disclose knowledge of whether the building materials that will be disturbed by a renovation or demolition project have been inspected for asbestos. A local government entity need not require a property owner applying for a property renovation or demolition permit to make the disclosure until the entity has updated its application forms, which it may do when it otherwise creates and disseminates updated application forms pursuant to its standard practice.
On February 20, the Senate gave approved the bill on 3rd Reading.
Since this summary, the bill was introduced in the House and assigned to the Health, Insurance & Environment Committee.