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The California Department of Consumer Affairs, Contractors State License Board (CSLB), licenses and regulates all contractors who are qualified to do asbestos work in buildings. In addition, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL/OSHA) has the responsibility of registering all contractors who perform asbestos abatement work, and CSLB tests and certifies all asbestos abatement consultants. California law prohibits any person from advertising for the removal of asbestos unless certified. The law also requires that the contractor's license number be included in the advertisement. CSLB also tests them prior to licensure.

To obtain asbestos registration information contact:

Department of Industrial Relations
P.O. Box 420603
San Francisco, CA 94142
(510) 286-7362
(510) 286-7040 (fax)

Other contacts:

Contractors State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827
(800) 321-2752
(916) 255-4535 (fax)

Department of Toxic Substance Control
Toxic Substance Control Division
PO Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-1826
(916) 327-4495 (fax)

For Toxic Substance disposal:
(916) 322-7893
(800) 728-6942

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
(800) 638-2772
(800) 638-8270 TTY

Asbestos Victims of America provides medical, legal, and emotional counseling to asbestos victims and their families and informs the public about asbestos. The organization provides expert testimony regarding federal and state legislation relating to asbestos.

Asbestos Victims of America
PO Box 66594
Scotts Valley, CA 95067
(408) 438-5864

Publications available: "Consumer's Guide to Asbestos"

See also: Environmental Safety Industrial Hygienist and Home Owners' Associations

Other referrals: Consumer Product Safety, Contractors State License Board (California)

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