Asbestos is a generic term used to describe a variety of natural mineral fibers.  Because asbestos, in certain forms, has been determined to cause serious health problems, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regulates the removal, collection, transportation and disposal of asbestos-containing materials.  The building must be thoroughly inspected for ACM prior to any renovation or demolition.  Notification for projects in Pennsylvania are submitted on the ―Asbestos Abatement and Demolition/Renovation Notification‖ form.

To obtain copies of the NESHAP regulations, the notification form or other information, please contact the local DEP regional office:

  • Northwest Regional Office – 814-332-6940 (Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties)

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Butler Downtown is a grassroots revitalization initiative involving local citizens and people from business, education, government and community organizations throughout the region.

Butler, PA was named one of the Best 20 Small Towns in America by Smithsonian Magazine.

Did you know the jeep was born here? Butler also hosts the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, which in 2011 broke the Guinness World Record for most jeeps in a parade.