Friday, October 28, 2011

Note to Parents and Faculty Regarding AHERA



To: Faculty and Parents

Reference: Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) 2011 3rd Year Re-inspection

On October 22,1986, President Reagan signed into law an amendment to the Toxic Substance Control Act requiring schools to determine the presence of asbestos containing building materials in all school buildings. That amendment, called the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) required that all school buildings be visually inspected by accredited inspectors and that bulk samples of suspected materials be taken where the material was not assumed to be asbestos. It further required that management plans be created for each individual building and that the maintenance and custodial personnel receive training. The plan must be implemented and the training must be completed by July 9, 1989. This document is the Asbestos Management Plan which provides the means and the methods to effectively deal with asbestos containing building materials.

All phases of asbestos inspection and management planning are reported in this plan

including: response action strategy, priorities, scheduling of abatement activities, and

coordination of personnel and evaluation of results. The plan has an additional function as

areporting document to that State. At the local level, the plan must be made available for

general review by school district.

Please refer to the AHERA Management Plans for detailed information about each school.

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