Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–111.01. Definitions.

For purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) “Asbestos” means any material that contains more than 1% by weight of an asbestiform variety of serpentinite or chrysotile, riebackite or crocidolite, cummingtanite, grunerite, anthophyllite, or tremolite.

(2) “Asbestos abatement” means the removal, encapsulation, enclosure, disposal, or transportation of asbestos or material that contains asbestos.

(3) “Business entity” means a partnership, firm, association, corporation, or sole proprietorship that is engaged in asbestos abatement.

(4) “Asbestos worker” means a person who is engaged in asbestos abatement.

(5) “Demolition” means to wreck or remove a load-supporting structural member of a facility or handling operation.

(6) “Encapsulate” means to coat, bind, or resurface a wall, ceiling, pipe, or other structure to prevent friable asbestos or material that contains asbestos from becoming airborne.

(7) “Friable asbestos material” means any material that can be crumbled, pulverized, reduced to powder by hand pressure, or that emits or can be expected to emit fibers into the air under normal use or maintenance.

(8) “Mayor” means the Mayor of the District of Columbia.

(9) “Person” means an individual or nonbusiness entity, including a District of Columbia (“District”) government employee.

(10) “Structural member” means a load-supporting member, including a beam or load-supporting wall, or any non-supporting member, including a ceiling or nonload-supporting wall.


(May 1, 1990, D.C. Law 8-116, § 2, 37 DCR 1641.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-991.1.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 8-116, the “Asbestos Licensing and Control Act of 1990”, see Mayor’s Order 98-51, April 15, 1998 ( 45 DCR 2697).

Delegation of authority under D.C. Act 8-116, the District of Columbia Asbestos Licensing and Control Act of 1990, see Mayor’s Order 92-152, December 1, 1992.