Asbestos in Schools
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) on December 14, 1987. Public school districts and non-profit private schools are subject to these rules. The local educational agencies administering these schools are required to inspect their schools for asbestos-containing material and to prepare management plans for any friable asbestos or nonfriable asbestos likely to become friable.
Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are responsible for ensuring compliance with the AHERA rule and are required, among other things, to develop and maintain an up-to-date Asbestos Management Plan (AMP), conduct training, inspections, and sampling related to asbestos, manage asbestos properly and provide yearly notification to parents, teachers and employee organizations about the AMP and any asbestos-related activities.
Since 1988, all schools and facilities (even schools built after 1988) are required to have Management Plans available for each school and facility.
AHERA.org is a company dedicated to retaining (old and new) AHERA Management Plans that have been developed specifically for each school/facility and prepared in accordance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). These publications can be easily accessible by your account on this website.
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