California Department of Transportation

Division of Environmental Analysis (DEA) LINKS


square icon

Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print PDF files. Adobe Acrobat is required to edit online forms and save them to your computer.

Get Acrobat Reader Image

logo



Last Updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:21 PM

Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA) Information

NOA includes several types of naturally occurring fibrous minerals found in serpentine and ultramafic rocks.  Serpentine and ultramafic rocks are common in the Sierra foothills, Klamath mountains and coast ranges.  NOA is known to occur in Caltrans Districts 1 through 6, 8 9 and 10.  Asbestos is a known carcinogen and can be released from these rocks when they are broken and crushed or by weathering and erosion.  When NOA is disturbed by construction, grading and other surface activities, asbestos fibers can become airborne.  Such activities are regulated by the California Air Resources Board to reduce dust emissions during construction-related activities.

Contract Specifications

Non-standard Special Provisions for Naturally Occurring Asbestos (S5-740 and 19-910) to be used pending OE approval of final specifications:

Policy

Guidance

Technical Information

Regulations

For more information please e-mail