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Consumer Product Safety Commission
Provides general information about products containing asbestos, laboratories that test for asbestos, where to obtain respirators, and guidelines for repairing or removing asbestos.
600 Harrison St., Room 245
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 744-2966 (local)
(800) 638-2772 (federal)

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Division of Toxicology
Will answer general questions about residential asbestos and send asbestos information.
1600 Clifton Rd., N.E., E-29
Atlanta, GA.30333
(404) 639-6000
(404) 639-6315 (fax)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hotline
Office of Toxic Substances
Will send general asbestos information on federal requirements in the areas of industrial and commercial notification procedures, school programs, analytical methods, abatement projects and product use restrictions.
401 M St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460
202) 554-1404

Regional EPA in California
Enforces the federal NESHAP Work Practice Standards. Receives asbestos demolition/renovation notifications (Ask for NESHAP-Asbestos), and will accept citizen complaints about demolition or renovation activities.
EPA Ombudsman - (800) 368-5888
Workplace (OSHA) – (415) 972-8577

American Lung Association of San Francisco and San Mateo
Provides general and health information to the public on asbestos in homes, schools and at work. Will mail lists for Northern California and Bay Area asbestos labs, consultants, contractors, and industrial hygienists from lists generated by Cal/OSHA, EPA, and AIHA.
2171 Junipero Serra, Ste. 720
Daly City, CA 94014
(1) 994-5864

Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)
Will answer general questions about residential asbestos. Will send asbestos information. Handles citizen complains about asbestos work. Enforces National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos, receives asbestos demolition/renovation notifications.
939 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 771-6000
(2) 749-4762 (asbestos information)

San Francisco Department of Public Health
Will answer general questions and notification requirements about asbestos on the phone. Will send asbestos information. San Francisco residents, employers, landlords only.
Environmental Health Management
1390 Market St., Suite 210
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 252-3992

Toxic Information Center
Will answer general and health effect questions about asbestos. Will send asbestos information. For San Francisco residents only.
San Francisco General Hospital, Rm. 1E86
1001 Potrero Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 206-5477

Department of Building Inspection
Will answer general and health effect questions about asbestos. Will send asbestos information. For San Francisco residents only.
1660 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 558-6096

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
The Reproductive and Cancer Hazard Assessment Section
2151 Berkeley Way, Annex 11
Berkeley, CA 94704
(916) 324-7572

American Lung Association of California
State Office
424 Pendleton Way
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 638-5864

Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) – Headquarters
Enforces health and safety regulations for asbestos removal workers. Workers or individuals who have complaints about unsafe asbestos abatement practices should call the Cal/OSHA district office nearest the work-site of concern.
121 Spear Street, Suite 430
San Francisco, CA 94105
(41) 972-8670
For a complete list of district office, click here.

Department of Occupational Safety and Health (D.O.S.H)
Provides steps to take when contracting with an asbestos removal company, discuss existing laws and regulations pertaining to asbestos-related work in California, provides a list of licensed asbestos certified contractors. Cost is $30.00 for the list. Make check out to: The State of California, D.O.S.H. and mail it attention to: Asbestos Contractors List.
P.O. Box 430603
San Francisco, CA 94142
(7) 972-8577 or 972-8582 (Occupational Carcinogen Control Unit (OCCU))

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
Publishes a list of industrial hygiene members who advertise as asbestos consultants. Ask for "Member Services".
2700 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 250
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 849-8888

California Contractors State License Board
Certifies asbestos removal contractors, accepts complaints about certified asbestos removal contractors.
P.O. Box 2600
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 255-3900
(800) 321-2752

San Francisco District Attorney’s Office
Accepts complaints about asbestos work by unlicensed asbestos contractors, improper asbestos removal work by licensed asbestos contractors. Also, failure to comply with notification requirements and illegal transportation and disposal of asbestos waste. Also, will accept complaints about inadequate notification to employees or commercial tenants.
732 Brannan St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 552-6400

California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Will answer questions about where to dispose asbestos waste and how toobtain a required EPA I.D. number.
Berkeley Regional Office
700 Heinz Avenue, Suite 200
Berkeley, CA 94710-2721
(510) 540-2122

Sanitary Fill Company, Waste Acceptance Control Program
Will answer general questions about disposal of asbestos, for San Francisco residents. Will accept small amounts of household waste containing asbestos from San Francisco residents.
501 Tunnel Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 468-2442