Selected links to guidance documents

NOA-EMP 2020 Online Symposium: Recording Access form

IAEG Commission on NOA: WikiNOA
World Health Organization: WHO guidance documents

EPA: Naturally Occurring Asbestos: Approaches for Reducing Exposure
USGS: Distribution of Fibrous Erionite in the United States and Implications for Human Health
EPA: Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) #2015 Asbestos Sampling Presents step-by-step instructions on how to sample asbestos using a pump, includes calibration of the sample pump, how to record & check flow rates, etc.
NIOSH: Dust Control Handbook for Industrial Minerals Mining and Processing
FDA IWGACP: Asbestos in Talc White Paper text; White Paper Appendices

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation: Naturally Occurring Asbestos in Alaska
Alaska DOT: Naturally Occurring Asbestos Program


USGS: Reported Historic Mines, Historic Asbestos Prospects, and other Natural Occurrences of Asbestos in California

California Department of Toxic Substances Control:
Interim Guidance Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA) at School Sites, Revised 9/24/04 (PDF) *Note- this document is currently being revised by DTSC

California Geological Survey:
Hazardous Minerals: Asbestos (Fact Sheet)
Special Publication 124: Guidelines for Geologic Investigations of Naturally Occurring Asbestos in California (PDF)

California Air Resources Board:
Method 435: Determination of Asbestos Content of Serpentine Aggregate (PDF)
Asbestos Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Construction, Grading, and Surface Mining Applications (PDF)

California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA): Air Toxicology and Epidemiology

California Department of Industrial Relations:
Cal-OSHA CCR Title 8, Subchapter 4, Article 4, Section 1529

California Department of Transportation:

Fairfax County:

Notable NOA Investigations, Cleanups, Mitigation Projects

Calaveras Dam Replacement, Fremont, California

SF PUC: Calaveras Dam Replacement Monitoring Results

Coalinga & Atlas Asbestos Mines, California
EPA: Coalinga Asbestos Mine

El Dorado Hills, California
ATSDR: Final Health Consultation on Asbestos Exposure in El Dorado HIlls, CA
County of El Dorado, California: Asbestos in El Dorado County

Libby, Montana
EPA: Libby Asbestos
Environmental Response Television (ERTV): Libby, Montana: An Asbestos Legacy (Video)

Sumas Mountain / Swift Creek, Washington
Washington State Department of Health: Advisory for Swift Creek Naturally Occurring Asbestos (PDF)
EPA: Sumas Mountain Asbestos