I would recommend asking a local retailer about the laws in your area. Some states forbid the removal of asbestos by anyone but a licensed abatement contractor. A flooring store should have the information you need and a list of contractors if necessary. This is of particular importance if you're removing the floor in a public building, for someone else, or if you have employees helping you. People go to jail every year for not following proper asbestos abatement procedure.