Asbestos with Brian and Mark

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Today’s SAEMS meeting was sponsored by Terracon. Terracon is a wonderful partner to SAEMS and has helped providing grants to the SAEMS scholarship fund through the Terracon Foundation, and sponsored numerous events such as today’s meeting and this years RCRA seminar. Terracon transferred the 22nd corridor to SAEMS for our Trash and Bash activities so SAEMS could continue this important work. Derek Koller and Derrek Sizemore have both served on the SAEMS board and participated in many SAEMS events. SAEMS is grateful to have such an amazing partnership with Terracon. Please visit them at

Today Brian Jones of ADEQ and Mark Rogers with Pima County DEQ spoke to use about asbestos. Brian’s presentation explained how EPA covers the Tribal Nations in Arizona. ADEQ covers the areas outside the three main counties and Maricopa, Pinal and Pima are covered by their Environmental Quality Departments.  Brian went to also discuss the details of the NESHAP notification for. Please refer to the ADEQ website for more information  Brian’s presentation finished with a picture show of situations he has encountered working in the asbestos field.

Link to Brian’s presentation

Mark Rogers spoke to us about Pima County DEQ’s role with administering the asbestos program. For a win for the community Mark spoke to how PDEQ and Sunnyside School District work together to demolish several buildings at Liberty that were being inappropriately use. Sunnyside was able to take down the buildings safely and cost effectively without disturbance to asbestos containing materials.

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