The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires all schools to inspect building materials for the presence of asbestos. AHERA excludes schools from the inspection requirement if the school was constructed after October 12, 1988, and has a signed statement from then architect or project engineer responsible for constructing the school stating that no asbestos-containing building materials were specified for the use in construction of the schools. Our school has been provided such a statement, and is, therefore, exempt from the requirement to conduct an asbestos inspection.
The EPA requires us to annually notify that we are aware of the AHERA regulation, and that we are in compliance. The Management Plan is available for your review at anytime during normal school hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM). The Asbestos Program Manager, Jim Carter, is available to answer any questions you may have about asbestos in our buildings (919-484-1300).