On October 22, 1986, President Reagan signed into law the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA, Public Law 99-519). The law required the EPA to develop regulations which provide a comprehensive framework for addressing asbestos problems in public and private elementary and secondary schools. On October 30, 1987, EPA published the Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule (40 CFR Part 763 Subpart E). This new rule requires all school districts to inspect for friable and non-friable asbestos in school buildings, develop Management Plans that address asbestos hazards in school buildings, and implement response actions in a timely fashion.
One of the requirements of this law is to annually notify parents, teachers, staff, and support groups of the availability and location of the school building's Management Plan. The Management Plan is located in the building's Main Office, along with a duplicate copy located in the Program Manager's Office. Also, please be advised that information regarding any inspections/re-inspections, surveillances, response actions, and postresponse action activities are also included in the Management Plan and available for your review.
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