Other Agencies with Responsibility for Asbestos
Office of Public Works
The Office of Public Works (OPW) coordinates the management of asbestos in all government buildings, including schools. If you have any concerns about asbestos in your child's school or in any government building, you should contact the Office of Public Works directly.
Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deals with the licensing of storage of hazardous waste, including asbestos. Any company or local authority that stores asbestos waste must be licensed.
Local Authorities are responsible for investigating any incidents of air and water pollution in their areas, for example, the incorrect disposal of asbestos and can prosecute any infringements of the Air Pollution Act, 1987 and the Local Government (Water Pollution) Act, 1977.
If you have asbestos waste that you need to dispose of, you should contact your local authority to see if the landfill site will accept the waste. You can also contact one of the private companies that are licensed by the EPA to store hazardous waste prior to disposal.