ERIC Number: ED381389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Asbestos in Schools: Evaluation of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA): A Fact Sheet.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently completed an evaluation of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) regulatory program in schools. The purpose of the fact sheet is to inform schools of their initial AHERA successes, note areas for improvement, and provide additional guidance. Major findings pertaining to school building reinspection, management plans, response actions, original AHERA inspections, the notification process, and maintenance and custodial worker training and experience are outlined. The fact sheet provides "Know This!" sections that define terms which were identified by the Management Plan Evaluation as often misused. Information on materials which provide specific guidance to local education agencies on how to address possible deficiencies in the original inspection reports and management plans is included. (LZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Identifiers: Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act 1986
Note: For a complete evaluation of AHERA, see ED 340 093.