Contractors specializing in asbestos removal must be certified by the state's licensing board, according to legislation that has become immediately effective under an emergency provision.
The legislation, AB-2040, was introduced by Assemblyman Gray Davis (D-Los Angeles), who will appear in a panel on Jan. 16 at a 6 p.m. dinner meeting of the Institute of Heating & Air Conditioning Industries at the Hyatt City of Commerce Hotel. The panel will discuss "Asbestos: An Update on Rules and Regulations."
The new law exempts contractors whose work involves no more than 100 square feet. Other contractors must pass a written exam that is being developed.