ERIC Number: ED250818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the EPA Asbestos-in-Schools Identification and Notification Rule.
This is a report on the evaluation of the status of the Asbestos in Schools Identification and Notification rule, which requires all public and private local education agencies (LEA's) to inspect, sample, notify occupants, and maintain records on asbestos materials in school buildings. The evaluation consisted of a national survey of 2,600 randomly selected LEA's. A telephone survey found that 83 percent of all schools have been inspected. Of those, 35 percent were found to have asbestos. Almost all LEA's with asbestos (93 percent) have abatement programs, about one-third of which (31 percent) are operations/maintenance only. Only 9 percent of the LEA's were in complicance with the rule by June 28, 1983, the rule's compliance date; 11 percent were in compliance by January 1984, the date of the survey. Recordkeeping and notification were the major problem areas of noncompliance. Quality assurance site visits were made to 38 LEA's, and 94 schools within these LEA's were inspected. The LEA data collected during the site visit agreed substantially with the telephone survey data. The document contains 24 tables and 4 appendixes. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Authoring Institution: Batelle Columbus Labs., Washington, DC.; Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.