Department of the Army Pamphlet 40-513

Medical Services

Occupational and Environmental Health Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Asbestos Exposure


10 July 2013

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History. This is a new Department of the Army pamphlet.

Summary. This pamphlet provides guidance for implementing the essential elements of both an environmental and an occupational asbestos program. This document also provides requirements and guidance for the medical commander's support to the installation asbestos management program.

Applicability. This pamphlet applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. This publication is applicable during mobilization.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this pamphlet is The Surgeon General. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this pamphlet that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this pamphlet by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Office of The Surgeon General (DASG-HSZ), 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 5140, Falls Church, VA 22042-5140.

Distribution. This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels C, D, and/or E for the Active Army, Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.


This pamphlet supersedes TB MED 513, Occupational and Environmental Health Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Asbestos Exposure, dated 15 December 1986.


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