Is asbestos still manufactured?
Yes. In 1989, the Environmental Protection Agency imposed a ban to phase out asbestos products; however, the United States Supreme Court overturned this ban in October 1991. Asbestos products such as floor tiles, adhesives (mastic), and roofing materials can still be purchased.

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1. Why do we need Senate Bill 509?
2. What kind of permit triggers the duty to check for an asbestos survey?
3. What is considered a public or commercial building?
4. After what year can a building be built when no asbestos survey is required?
5. How extensive does the survey verification have to be?
6. Do the asbestos surveys need to be turned into the Texas Department of Health?
7. How do building owners or operators get these surveys?
8. How much do asbestos surveys cost?
9. Is asbestos still manufactured?
10. If asbestos is still manufactured, is it all right to install it in a public building?
11. Who do I call if I have any questions?