Best Practices Protocol

The purpose of the program is to promote those mining operations that are following proper protocol for asbestos detection and control. As you are well aware, proper protocols help TVA and your company establish credibility with vermiculite ore purchasers. Ultimately, end-users of vermiculite can be confident that the ore purchased from mines following TVA’s Best Practices Protocol has been properly processed and tested.

Those who choose to participate in this program will receive the following benefits:

TVA membership is not required to participate, but the program is less expensive for members. Mining operations who qualify for membership can join by clicking here.

Participation requires completion of the Best Practices license agreement, with payment, and submission of the forms within the procedural guide found here.

Questions may be directed to TVA’s Best Practices Administrator by emailing