Enforcement Advisory: #161: Serpentine Rock
This page last reviewed March 3, 2009
June 5, 1998
COMPLIANCE WITH TITLE 17, SECTION 93106 OF THE
CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
The purpose of the advisory is to review the requirements of Title 17, Section 93106 (b)(2) of the California Code of Regulations.
Title 17, Section 93106 (b)(2) states: Any person who sells, supplies, or offers for sale serpentine material in California shall provide with each sale or supply a written receipt containing the following statement:
"Serpentine material may have an asbestos content greater than five percent (5.0%). It is unlawful to use serpentine material for surfacing unless the material has been tested and found to contain less than or equal to five percent (5.0%) asbestos. All tests for asbestos content must use California Air Resources Board Test Method 435, and a written record documenting the test results must be retained for at least seven years if the material is used for surfacing."
You must have this statement on your receipt whether the serpentine material will be used for surfacing or not. Additional restrictions apply.
Any material containing 10% serpentine as determined by a registered geologist is considered "serpentine material".
If you are found in violation of this regulation, civil penalties of up to $10,000 for each day of violation could be assessed.
If you sell, supply, or offer for sale serpentine material, make sure that you have the above statement on your receipts.
James R. Ryden, Chief
California Air Resources Board
Post Office Box 2815, Sacramento, CA 95812