Texas Asbestos License Lookup

Texas Asbestos License Lookup

Texas state laws require that individuals and organizations that undertake asbestos-related activities in public buildings be registered and licensed by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS). The DSHS oversees, processes, and issues asbestos licenses for initial and license renewal applications. As stipulated in section 1954.101 of the Occupation Codes, asbestos-related activities include and are not limited to asbestos removal or supervision, provision of airborne asbestos dust monitoring services, and transportation of asbestos-containing material (ACM), etc. Individuals would need to register an individual asbestos license, while organizations must register for a business asbestos license.

The sub-categories of individual asbestos licenses include:

  • Asbestos abatement-worker:
  • Asbestos abatement-supervisor:
  • Asbestos air monitoring technician:
  • Asbestos inspector
  • Asbestos project manager
  • Asbestos individual consultant
  • Asbestos individual management planner
  • Asbestos Operations and Maintenance (O & M) supervisor
  • Asbestos air monitor technician project monitor (AMT/PM).

On the other hand, the sub-categories of business asbestos licenses include:

  • Asbestos contractor
  • Asbestos consultant agency
  • Asbestos management planner agency
  • Asbestos transporter
  • Asbestos laboratory
  • Asbestos O & M contractor
  • Asbestos training provider licenses.

Along with processing asbestos license applications, the DSHS also provides a searchable license database that encompasses the most up-to-date asbestos licenses information and other DSHS licenses. Inquirers can perform a license search Through the DSHS Online licensing services page to look up all types of asbestos licenses in Texas. However, the DSHS may alternatively be contacted to verify an asbestos license.

Texas Asbestos License Lookup

Asbestos licenses can be lookup or searched through the DSHS Online licensing services page. Regardless of the type of license (both individual and business asbestos licenses), asbestos licenses may be verified using the DSHS Online licensing services page. Inquirers can perform an asbestos license search using different criteria. These criteria include the license holder's name, license type, license number, city name, and county name.

When performing an asbestos license search by name, the inquirer must select the type of license (either individual or business asbestos licenses). For an individual licenses search, the inquirer would need to input the licensee's last name and first name. On the other hand, only the name of the business is required to be provided by an inquirer when performing a search by businesses. Five (5) asbestos licenses are displayed on the search result page when a search is done. However, depending on the preference of the inquirer, it may be changed using the "Max to Display per Page" input field.

When performing an asbestos license search, inquirers may search by a specific license type to narrow down results. This would restrict the asbestos licenses displayed on the search result page to a particular type of asbestos license. When searching by license type, an inquirer would need to select a license type and provide the name of the individual or business asbestos license.

Furthermore, inquirers may also perform an asbestos license search by license number. To perform this type of asbestos license search, an inquirer would need to provide the license type and license number of a particular asbestos license.

Lasted, an asbestos license search may be based on a particular county or city. Both types of asbestos license searches would require an inquirer to select the license type and select the county or city of the license holder, depending on their selected search mode.

The search results are typically displayed in tabular form. Furthermore, the information on asbestos licensees provided on the search result page includes the licensee's name, license type, license number, license status, and expiry date. An asbestos license that has a "current" status means that the licensee is in good standing. At the same time, an "expired," "null and void," or "inactive" status means that the licensee is not allowed to practice or operate as a licensed business. Additional information about a license holder may be viewed by clicking on the name of a particular license holder. This additional information includes the mailing address, mail address, and phone number of the asbestos licensee.

Asbestos License Renewal in Texas

Most licenses issued by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are renewable online through the DSHS Online Licensing Services webpage, including all types of asbestos licenses. However, licensees may still verify if their asbestos licenses are eligible for online renewal. After verifying that the type of asbestos license is renewed online, the licensee may then log in through DSHS online licensing services webpage to renew their asbestos license online. The login form is found on the DSHS online licensing services web page's the right side. Licensees would need to use their existing user ID and password to log in.

Alternatively, asbestos licenses may be renewed offline renewal via mail. The asbestos license type would determine the application form that an applicant would use. Applicants of an individual asbestos license would need to use the DSHS asbestos individual application, while a business asbestos license applicant uses the DSHS asbestos business application.

On these forms, applicants would need to select the application type as "RENEWAL APPLICATION" and select the type of asbestos license by checking the relevant boxes provided on the form. After the application form has been completed, the application form and all other required documents and fees would need to be sent to the DSHS mailing address provided on the form. Application fees for all types of asbestos licenses can either payed by money order, check, or online. Online payments are made through the DSHS Online Licensing Services System.

Asbestos licenses renewal requirements differ by different types of asbestos licenses. A Licensee would need to meet these requirements to qualify for an asbestos license renewal.

There are two major renewal requirements across all types of individual asbestos licenses. Firstly, an applicant's current photo (a 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background). Secondly, a completed DSHS "Physician's Written Statement". This form would also need to be signed by a licensed physician within the last 12 months before a licensee applies for renewal.

Additional general requirements for both individual consultants and management planners licensees include; proof of their professional liability insurance coverage for errors and omissions for a minimum of (1) million dollars (for Applicants that work on for-hire bases). Alternatively, an applicant may be covered under the consultant's employer's policy per section 295.40 of the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR). Inversely, applicants that work under any government agency would need to provide proof of self-insurance as described in section 295.40 of the TAHPR. Other requirements and their associative asbestos license types are as follows:

  • Asbestos abatement worker;
    • A $65 application fee
    • Certificate and training ID card of a current asbestos worker refresher training course (if applicable)
  • Asbestos abatement supervisor;
    • A $400 application fee
    • Certificate and training ID card of a current asbestos contractor/supervisor refresher training course (if applicable)
  • Asbestos air monitoring technician;
    • A $99 application fee
    • Certificate and training ID card of a current asbestos air monitoring technician refresher training course (if applicable)
  • Asbestos inspector;
    • A $130 application fee.
    • Certificate and training ID card of an asbestos inspector refresher training course (if applicable).
  • Asbestos project manager
    • A $320 application fee.
    • Certificate and training ID card of a current asbestos contractor/supervisor refresher training course (if applicable).
  • Asbestos individual consultant;
    • A $645 application fee.
    • Proof that the applicant has successfully passed the DSHS asbestos individual consultant examination.
    • Certificates and training ID cards of a current asbestos project designer, asbestos air monitoring technician, asbestos inspector, and asbestos management planner training courses (if applicable).
  • Asbestos individual management planner
    • A $260 application fee.
    • Certificates and training ID cards for a current asbestos inspector and asbestos management planner training courses (if applicable).
  • Asbestos O and M supervisor;
    • A $255 application fee.
    • Certificate and training ID card for a current asbestos contractor/supervisor training course (if applicable).
  • Asbestos AMT/PM
    • A $400 application fee.
    • Certificates and training ID cards of a current asbestos contractor/supervisor and asbestos air monitoring technician refresher training courses (if applicable).

Business asbestos licenses do not have similar requirements with individual asbestos licenses. The general requirement across all types of business asbestos licenses (for foreign or out-of-state companies) is a certificate of authority to do business in Texas. A certificate of authority is issued by the Secretary of State (SOS). Alternatively, proof of a filed exemption may be submitted per Chapter 112 of the Business & Commerce Code. Exempted businesses would need to notify the SOS through form 3901 or form 3902 (for in-state businesses affiliates). Note that, the response received from the SOS for filing form 3901 or form 3902 is used as "proof of a filed exemption" during the renewal.

Another general requirement of particularly an asbestos consultant agency, management planner agency, transporter, laboratory, and O & M contractor license renewal application is the provision of proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts or a filed proof of exemption. Other requirements for the different types of business asbestos licenses include;

  • Asbestos contractor;
    • A $1,070 application fee.
    • A copy of the certificate and training ID card for a current asbestos contractor/supervisor training course for the responsible person (if applicable).
    • A copy of the responsible person, asbestos supervisor ID card.
    • Proof of the business $1 million asbestos abatement liability insurance coverage
  • Asbestos consultant agency;
    • A $430 application fee.
    • A copy of the responsible asbestos individual consultant's ID card
    • Copies of certificates and training ID cards for the responsible individual consultant's most recent air monitoring technician, inspector, management planner, and project designer training courses (if applicable).
    • Proof of the business $1 million asbestos abatement liability insurance coverage which includes errors and omissions coverage of the asbestos consultants and inspectors employed by the business.
  • Asbestos management planner agency;
    • A $430 application fee.
    • A copy of the responsible asbestos individual consultant's ID card
    • Copies of certificates and training ID cards for the responsible individual consultant's most recent air monitoring technician, inspector, management planner, and project designer training courses (if applicable).
    • Proof of the business $1 million asbestos abatement liability insurance coverage which includes errors and omissions coverage of the asbestos consultants and inspectors employed by the business.
  • Asbestos transporter;
    • A $430 application fee.
    • Proof of the business $1 million asbestos Pollution liability insurance coverage.
  • Asbestos laboratory;
  • Asbestos O and M contractor;
    • A $430 application fee.
    • A copy of the responsible O and M supervisor's ID card
    • Copies of certificates and training ID cards for the responsible O and M supervisor most recent contractors & supervisors' training courses (if applicable).
  • Asbestos training provider licenses;
    • A $1,102 application fee.
    • A list of all currently qualified instructors and guest speakers that the applicant intends to continue to use in their asbestos training program. Instructors and guest speakers should be distinguishable on the list and those not included on the list are deemed deleted from the training program.
    • Copies of the applicant's current Environmental Protection Agency asbestos course(s) accreditation, intend for the instructor(s) mentioned on the list in the previous requirement.
    • List of discontinued instructors and guest speakers for the asbestos training program the applicants renders.
    • List of added instructors or guest speakers that would be utilized in the applicant's asbestos training program, along with their required documentation per section 295.55(f) of the TAHPR.
    • A current course schedule together with each course that would be taught and each of the respective course instructors' names.
    • All changes (if any) in the qualifications status of the applicant's training program under section 295.55(d) and (e) of the TAHPR
    • Any modifications made (if any) to previously submitted course manuals that are going to be used in the applicant's current asbestos training course.
    • If applicable at the time of renewal, a written statement of intent and a course manual for each asbestos course that an applicant intends to add to their current asbestos training course.
    • Lastly, any changes or modifications to the current status of the applicant's overall asbestos training program.

The DSHS typically takes 45 days to process a complete application and issue a letter of acceptance to an applicant. However, for a complete training provider applicant, the issuance of a letter of acceptance takes about 40 days. Note that, a receipt of license or identification card issued to applicants by the DSHS may serve as notice of acceptance. Additionally, for applicants that include additional training courses in their application, these additional training courses are approved within 90 days.

For an incomplete application, the DSHS issues a letter of application deficiency within 45 days. After receiving a letter application deficiency, when the applicant resubmits their application with all previously omitted documents to the DSHS, the following timelines would apply:

  • The letter of acceptance for a complete application is issued in 20 days. However, it takes around 30 days for applicants of a complete training provider application to receive a letter of acceptance.
  • Additional training courses are approved within 20 days.

Note that, the DSHS may deny applications that fail to meet the requirements.

Texas Asbestos License Application

Unlike an asbestos license renewal, not every type of asbestos license may be applied for online using the DSHS Online Licensing Services System. Applicants are advised to verify the eligibility of their types of asbestos licenses for online renewal. Applications may also be sent offline via mail to the DSHS.

Like an asbestos license renewal, either the DSHS asbestos individual application or asbestos business application form is used to apply for an asbestos license offline. The type of asbestos license determines the form that would be used when applying for an asbestos license.

The first step to take when applying for an asbestos license is to select the "This application is a (n)" section as "INITIAL APPLICATION" on relevant asbestos license applications. Secondly, an applicant would also need to indicate the type of asbestos license by selecting one of the asbestos license types on the "I am applying for" section of the application form.

A general requirement for most individual asbestos license applications is registering for the DSHS asbestos state examination using the DSHS Examination Registration Information form for relevant asbestos license types. An applicant would need to select the "License Type" on the examination registration form to register. Other information that an applicant would provide on the examination application form includes their last name, first name, middle name, birth date, social security number, phone number, email address, mailing address, city, state, zip code, preferred exam date & location, and backup exam date & location.

The examination form along with its required fees would need to be sent by mail to the mailing address provided on the form to register for a required asbestos license examination. Note that, the examination application fee is paid through a check or money order payable to the "Department of State Health Services, account #ZZ112-178".

Similar is an asbestos renewal application, there are two major requirements across all types of individual asbestos license applications. Namely an applicant's current photo (a 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background) and a completed DSHS "Physician's Written Statement" form. The DSHS Physician's Written Statement form would need to be signed by a licensed physician within the last 12 months before the submission of the asbestos license application form. Other requirements for individual asbestos license types are as follows:

  • Asbestos abatement-worker:
    • A $65 application fee.
    • The certificate and training ID card of an initial asbestos worker training (if applicable) taken by the applicant.
    • Certificate and training ID card of an asbestos worker refresher training, that was attained by the applicant before submission of application (if applicable)
  • Asbestos abatement-supervisor:
    • A $400 application fee.
    • Evidence that the applicant has successfully passed the DSHS examination for asbestos contractors and supervisors
    • Written documentation that is verifiable and confirms that an applicant has up to 90 days of legally qualified work experience executed within the last 24 months
    • Certificate and training ID card of an initial asbestos contractor/supervisor training course (if applicable)
    • Certificate and training ID card of an asbestos contractor/supervisor refresher training course that was attained by the applicant before submission of their application (if applicable)
  • Asbestos air monitoring technician:
    • A $99 application fee.
    • Evidence that the applicant has successfully passed the DSHS examination for asbestos air monitoring technicians.
    • Proof of the applicant's apprenticeship with a minimum of 15 days of work on at least 3 asbestos abatement projects under the direct supervision of a licensed AMT, AMT/PM, or asbestos consultant employed by a licensed laboratory or consultant agency.
    • Certificate and training ID card of an initial asbestos air monitoring technician training (if applicable)
    • Certificate and training ID card of an asbestos air monitoring technician refresher training course that was attained by the applicant before submission of their application (if applicable)
  • Asbestos inspector:
    • A $130 application fee.
    • A copy of the applicant's high school diploma or General Educational Development Test (GED).
    • Evidence that the applicant has successfully passed the DSHS examination for asbestos inspectors.
    • Verifiable work experience in at least five asbestos surveys carried out under the direct supervision of a licensed inspector, individual consultant, or management planner. Note that this work experience would need to be obtained after the applicant concludes their asbestos inspector's initial training course.
    • Certificate and training ID card of an initial asbestos inspector training (if applicable).
    • Certificate and training ID card of an asbestos inspector refresher training course that was attained by the applicant before submission of their application (if applicable)
  • Asbestos project manager:
    • A $320 application fee.
    • A copy of the applicant's high school diploma or General Educational Development Test (GED).
    • Evidence that the applicant has successfully passed the DSHS examination for asbestos inspectors.
    • Verifiable work experience within the past 24 months of at least 15 days on three (3) or more different asbestos abatement projects. Note that, this work experience must be gained after the applicant completes their asbestos contractor/supervisor initial training course.
    • The certificate and training ID card of an initial asbestos contractors and supervisors training taken by the applicant(if applicable).
    • The certificate and training ID card of asbestos contractors and supervisors refresher training course that was attended by the applicant before submission of their application (if applicable)
  • Asbestos individual consultant:
    • A $645 application fee.
    • Evidence that the applicant has successfully passed the DSHS examination for Asbestos Individual Consultants.
    • The certificate and training ID card of an initial asbestos project designer, air monitoring technician, inspector, and management planner training courses, taken by the applicant (if applicable).
    • The certificate and training ID card of either an asbestos project designer, air monitoring technician, inspector, or management planner refresher training course. This must be attained by the applicant before submitting an initial application (if applicable).
    • Applicants that work on for-hire bases would need to provide proof of their professional liability insurance coverage for errors and omissions of a minimum of (1) million dollars. Alternatively, an applicant may be covered under the consultant's employer's policy per section 295.40 of the TAHPR. Inversely, applicants that work under any government agency would need to provide proof of self-insurance as described in section 295.40 of the TAHPR.
    • One of the following work experience and education requirements must be met by an applicant:
  • A "current" registration statue as a texas architect or licensed professional engineer. This must be accompanied by at least 80 days of asbestos-related work experience in public buildings within the past four (4) years.
  • An engineering, architecture, physical science, or natural science bachelor's degree. As well as, minimum work experience of two (2) years in any occupational health or environmental field.
  • Completion of 60 hours of college credit which should include nine (9) credit hours in mathematics and 30 credit hours in engineering, physical, or natural science. At least three (3) years of work experience in occupational health or environmental field. 250 days of asbestos-related work experience, obtained within the past four (4) years. The applicant would also need to provide a letter of recommendation from a supervising licensed Consultant.

It is important to note that, all previously mentioned asbestos-related work experience must contain a minimum of six (6) specifications, three (3) conducted surveys, ten (10) days of project monitoring, and ten (10) days of air monitoring. In addition, All work experience must be gained under the supervision of an individual licensed to operate in the particular task.

  • Asbestos individual management planner
    • A $260 application fee.
    • A copy of the applicant's associate's degree from an accredited college or university or evidence that proves the applicant has completed 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university.
    • Evidence that the applicant has successfully passed the DSHS examination for asbestos management planners.
    • Verifiable work experience consisting of at least five (5) management plans carried out under the direct supervision of a licensed Management Planner or Consultant. Note that, this work experience must be obtained after the applicant concludes an asbestos management planner initial training course.
    • Verifiable work experience consisting of a minimum of five (5) asbestos surveys and the development of asbestos survey reports under the supervision of a licensed consultant, management planner, or inspector. Similarly, this work experience must be obtained after the applicant completes an asbestos Inspector's initial training course.
    • Certificate and training ID card of an initial asbestos inspector and management planner training course (if applicable).
    • Certificate and training ID card of an asbestos inspector and management planner refresher training, that was attained by the applicant before submitting their initial application (if applicable).
    • Applicants that work on for-hire bases would need to provide proof of their professional liability insurance coverage for errors and omissions of a minimum of (1) million dollars. Alternatively, an applicant may be covered under the consultant's employer's policy per section 295.40 of the TAHPR. Inversely, applicants that work under any government agency would need to provide proof of self-insurance as described in section 295.40 of the TAHPR.
  • Asbestos Operations and Maintenance (O & M) supervisor
    • A $225 application fee.
    • Evidence to prove that the applicant has successfully passed the DSHS examination for asbestos contractors and supervisors.
    • Certificate and training ID card of an initial asbestos contractor/supervisor training course (if applicable).
    • Certificate and training ID card of an asbestos contractor/supervisor refresher training, that was attained by the applicant before submitting their initial application (if applicable).
  • Asbestos air monitor technician project monitor (AMT/PM).
    • A $400 application fee.
    • Evidence to prove that the applicant has successfully passed the DSHS examination for asbestos contractors and supervisors.
    • Certificate and training ID card of an initial asbestos contractor/supervisor and air monitoring technician training courses (if applicable).
    • Certificate and training ID card of an asbestos contractor/supervisor and air monitoring technician refresher training, that was attained by the applicant before submitting their initial application (if applicable).
    • Verifiable work experience that includes a total of 15 days of air monitoring on at least 3 asbestos abatement projects and a minimum of 15 days of project monitoring. These work experiences must be obtained under the supervision of a licensed asbestos consultant, AMT/PM, AMT(for air monitoring), or project manager (for project monitoring), employed by a laboratory or Consultant Agency.

The general requirements of all types of business asbestos license applications include a completed Business Information Form, a certificate of authority, and proof of good standing. As previously explained, a certificate of authority is a requirement for foreign or out-of-state businesses to operate in Texas and the certificate is issued by the Secretary of State (SOS). However, a "proof of filed exemption" may be submitted as an alternative. To obtain "proof of filed exemption", exempted businesses must notify the SOS through mailing a completed 3901 or 3902 (for in-state businesses affiliates) form to the mailing address provided on these forms.

Proof of good standing is obtained from the Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA). "Proof of exemption filed" may be included in an initial business asbestos license application as an alternative to "proof of good standing". The comptroller may be contacted at (800) 252-1381 for further assistance. Note that, businesses operating with a "Doing Business As "(DBA) name would need to include a copy of assumed name filing paperwork in their application.

Asbestos contractors, consultant agencies, and management planner agencies are also required to provide proof of their business's $1 million asbestos abatement liability insurance coverage. The insurance coverages must extend to errors & omissions coverage for asbestos consultants (for consultant agencies), asbestos management planners (for management planner agencies), and asbestos inspectors (for both consultant and management planner agencies) employed under respective businesses.

Meanwhile, asbestos transporters and laboratories business asbestos license applicants would need to provide proof of their business's $1 million pollution liability insurance coverage in their initial application. Other specific requirements of different types of asbestos business licenses include:

  • Asbestos contractor;
    • A $1,070 application fee.
    • A copy of the certificate and training ID card of a current asbestos contractor and supervisor training course taken by an employed asbestos supervisor (if applicable).
    • A copy of an employed asbestos supervisor's ID card.
    • A copy of the business's Standard Operating Procedures that satisfies the requirements stated in the TAHPR 295.45 (e) (5-16)
  • Asbestos consultant agency;
    • A $430 application fee.
    • A copy of the certificate and training ID card of a current asbestos air monitoring technician, inspector, management planner, and project designer training course taken by an employed asbestos individual consultant (if applicable).
    • A copy of an employed asbestos individual consultant's ID card.
  • Asbestos management planner agency;
    • A $430 application fee.
    • A copy of the certificate and training ID card of a current asbestos inspector and management planner training course taken by an employed asbestos management planner (if applicable).
    • A copy of an employed asbestos management planner's ID card.
  • Asbestos transporter;
  • Asbestos laboratory;
    • A $430 application fee.
    • Evidence of the business's national voluntary laboratory accreditation program (NVLAP) accreditation for bulk analysis through polarized-light microscopy. Applicants that do not have an NVLAP accreditation are provided four (4) alternatives. Firstly, an NVLAP accreditation for the analysis of airborne asbestos by transmission electron microscopy. Secondly, an American industrial hygiene association (AIHA) accreditation for an industrial hygiene laboratory. This alternative must be accompanied by the applicant's expertise in the proficiency analytical testing (PAT) program for the analysis of airborne fibers through phase-contrast microscopy (PCM). Thirdly, proof of applicant's expertise in quarterly proficiency testing for airborne fibers by PCM and quality control and quality assurance program. Lastly, an AIHA asbestos analyst registry (AAR) individual laboratory analysts accreditation.
  • Asbestos O & M contractor;
    • A $260 application fee.
    • A copy of the certificate and training ID card of a current asbestos contractors and supervisors training course taken by an employed asbestos O and M supervisor (if applicable).
    • A copy of an employed asbestos O and M supervisor's ID card.
    • A copy of the Standard Operating Procedures observed by the company that satisfies the requirements stated in the TAHPR 295.43 (e) (3-10)
  • Asbestos training provider licenses;
    • A $430 application fee.
    • Texas corporations must provide copies of their Certificate of Good Standing including affirmations stating that all due franchise taxes are paid off. Otherwise, a letter of exemption (issued by the CPA) must be provided.
    • Applicants must qualify for licensing under section 295.55 (d) of the TAHPR.
    • A copy of the course schedule and course certificate sample according to sections 295.55 (e)(2) and (e)(3).
    • Resumes, qualifications, and a minimum of three (3) professional references of each instructor per section 295.55 ) (f).
    • All information provided on the application must comply with section 295.65 (d).

Typically, the DSHS takes 45 days to process complete initial license applications, after which a letter of acceptance would be sent to the applicant. Note that, receipt of license or identification card sent by the DSHS can sever as notice of acceptance for a complete initial application. Depending on the type of asbestos license application, this timeline may be extended. It typically takes 90days for the DSHS to issued a letter of acceptance for an initial training provider license application. Furthermore, additional training courses are approved within 90 days. Additionally, letters of approval for examination are issued to applicants within 30days.

For an incomplete application, the DSHS also takes 45 days to send a letter of initial application deficiency to an applicant. After receiving a letter of initial application deficiency, the following timelines apply for resubmission of a complete initial license application:

  • 20 days for a letter of acceptance of a complete initial application to be issued to an applicant.
  • 20 days for the approval and issuance of a letter of approval to an applicant for an asbestos license examination.
  • 30 days for processing and issuance of a letter of acceptance for an initial training provider license application
  • 30 days for the approval of additional training courses

Generally, a letter of denial of examination, license, or registration is issued by the DSHS after 180 days of receiving an application. Applications are usually denied for failing to meet the required standards stipulated in the TAHPR particularly section 296.253 and section 296.255.

Penalties for Handling Asbestos Without a License in Texas

The Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules Penalty Matrix (AHPRPM) is primarily used to assess penalties for asbestos-related activities violations including handling asbestos without a license. The state AHPRPM assesses penalties based on four factors namely; the violation type, the responsible party, corresponding sections of the TAHPR, and the occurrence of the violation. Per the AHPRPM (no 10), fines for performing asbestos-related activities without a license range from $100 to $10,000 based on the violation occurrence.