Methamphetamine Clandestine Lab Cleanup Regulations by State

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State What is the standard? Any special cleanup procedures? Who performs the cleanup? Who pays for the cleanup? Pertains to clan labs, smoking, or both?
Alabama No Standard   Contractor and Property Owners Property Owner Clan Lab
Alaska "fit-for-use" standard based on sampling   Contractors and property owners with prior OSHA-approved HAZMAT training Property Owner Clan Lab
Arizona 0.1 ug/100 cm2   A registered firm Property Owner Clan Lab
Arkansas 0.1 ug/100 cm2   Contractors (not certified by the DOH) Property Owner Clan Lab
California 0.1 ug/100 cm2   Contractors Property Owner Clan Lab 
Colorado 0.5 ug/100 cm2   Contractors or Industrial Hygienists (not contracted or regulated by the DOH) Property Owner Clan Lab; John Martyny has evidence of sufficient contamination from smoking methamphetamine
Connecticut 0.1 ug/100 cm2   Property Owners; Contractors (trained and equipped to conduct clenaup); Certified Industrial Hygienists with oversight of local health and building inspection authorities Property Owner Clan Lab
Delaware No Standard        
D.C. No Standard        
Florida No standard regulations for secondary cleanup   Licensed Contractor (licensed by health dept); Property Owner   Clan Lab
Georgia No standard; Property Owners have no legal responsibility to conduct additional cleanup   Contractors (CDL certified); Property Owners Property Owner Clan Lab
Hawaii 0.1 ug/100 cm2 An environmental consultant should be hired HEER Office notifies property owner and initiates the cleanup process, however sole responsibility of property owner; Qualified Environmental Professional Property Owner Clan Lab
Idaho 0.1 ug/100 cm2 Clearance sampling must be done by an Industrial Hygienist Contractors; Property Owners Property Owner Clan Lab
Illinois No standard, just a practical approach based on cleanup and disposal Does not recommend routine sampling Contractors; Property Owners Property Owner; also legally responsible if persons get sick after entering a contaminated building Clan Lab
Indiana No standard; goes on a case-by-case basis   Contractors and property owners with prior OSHA-approved HAZMAT training Property Owner Clan Lab
Iowa No standard; no tracking method or general listing of homes that were used as clan labs   Environmental companies trained in hazardous substance removal and cleanup; Property Owner Property Owner Clan Lab
Kansas No standard   Environmental Companies; Property Owner Property Owner Clan Lab
Kentucky 0.1 ug/100 cm2, unless the cabinet promulgates and administrative regulation providing for a different standard   Contractors certified by the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet (EPPC) Meth Producers are civilly liable for cleanup costs; Property Owners Clan Lab
Louisiana No Standard; No Disclosure Laws   No CDL regulations; Property Owner Property Owner Clan Lab
Maine No standard     "Lab Cleanup is beyond the financial capabilities of Maine cities and towns"  
Maryland No standard; local health districts have no legal mandate to address meth labs If meth lab is found, local law enforcements may secure the scene, but then the DEA is contacted for any further action. Private Contractor (hired by DEA) Property Owner or DEA depending on what's being cleaned. Clan Lab
Massachusetts          
Michigan No standard   Contractors (not licensed or regulated by the DOH) Property Owner Clan Lab
Minnesota Relies on a remediation standard rather than achievement of a number that is not science-based No residual risk (get rid of everything), minimum residual risk, acceptable residual risk Contractors (not licensed or regulated by the DOH) Property Owner; meth "cooks" can pay restitution; Revolving Cleanup Loan Fund (lent to counties and cities) Clan Lab
Mississippi No Standard; No Disclosure Laws     Property Owner Clan Lab
Missouri No standard   Environmental companies trained in hazardous substance removal and cleanup; Property Owner Property Owner Clan Lab
Montana 0.1 ug/100cm2; standard can be changed by the Department of Environmental Quality   Certified Contractors Property Owner Clan Lab
Nebraska No Standard     Property Owner Clan Lab
Nevada     Certified Contractors Property Owner  
New Hampshire No Standard; State Disclosure Laws in place     Property Owner Clan Lab
New Jersey          
New Mexico 1 ug/ft2 Department advises that the firm doing the preliminary evaluation be different than the one doing the cleanup A remediation firm Property Owner Clan Lab
New York No Standard     Property Owner Clan Lab
North Carolina 0.1 ug/100 cm2   Responsible Party; Property Owner; Decon Specialist Property Owner Clan Lab
North Dakota No standard; if buying a house, a property owner has to disclose if the house was used as a meth lab        
Ohio No standard; local health districts have no legal mandate to address meth labs   Contractors (not licensed or regulated by the DOH) Property Owners Clan Lab
Oklahoma No standard; if buying a house, a property owner has to disclose if the house was used as a meth lab, if just renting a property, owner does not have to disclose   Contractors; Property Owners Property Owners Clan Lab
Oregon 0.5 ug/ft2   Licensed Contractor; Property Owner; Property Owner's Agent Property Owners; City or county fund; Department of Environmental Quality assists when the environment has been contaminated Clan Lab
Pennsylvania No Standard        
Rhode Island No Standard        
South Carolina No standard Companies hired by the DEA focus on "gross decon"    Property Owner Clan Lab
South Dakota 0.1 ug/100 cm2   Contractors (not certified by the DOH) Property Owner Clan Lab
Tennessee 0.1 ug/100 cm2 Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC) certified CML Hygienist, or Certified Industrial Hygienist must be contacted to test and certifiy that it is "Safe for Human Use" in order to have it released from quarantine. CML Cleanup Contractors and Hygienists Property Owner or Lien Holder; Some insurance policies may cover cost associated with a cleanup, but most do not Clan Lab
Texas No Standard; No Disclosure Laws        
Utah          
Vermont No standard   Someone with specialized training Property Owner; State and Local Police Budgets; Land Owners Clan Lab
Virginia No standard DEA's regulated cleanup contractor will be contacted to make arrangements for removal of gross contaminants Only Certified Clandestine Lab Respnse Personnel for initial response; Property Owner  Property Owner Clan Lab
Washington <0.1 ug/100 cm2   Contractors (certified by the DOH) Property Owner Clan Lab
West Virginia No Standard   Contractor and Property Owners Property Owner Clan Lab
Wisconsin No standard; based on a visual/sensory assessment and how well the cleanup guidelines were followed Sampling not needed; if environment is contaminated, then notify the right agency Contractors; Property Owners Property Owner Clan Lab
Wyoming No standards   Environmental companies trained in hazardous substance removal and cleanup; Property Owner Property Owner Clan Lab