ERIC Number: ED303345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Asbestos-in-Schools: A Guide to New Federal Requirements for Local Education Agencies.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
In 1986, the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) was signed into law requiring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop regulations which provide a comprehensive framework for addressing asbestos problems in secondary and elementary schools. The new rule, The Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule, requires all public, private, elementary and secondary schools to inspect for friable and nonfriable asbestos, develop management plans, and implement response actions in a timely fashion. This guide provides practical information to help local education agencies meet the requirements of the new rule. Discussions in this guide include: (1) the major elements of the rule; (2) the appointment of a designated person; (3) the use of accredited persons; (4) initial inspections; (5) developing management plans; (6) implementing response actions; (7) periodic reinspections and surveillance; (8) training and awareness; (9) record keeping; and (10) rule compliance. Appendices include: "EPA-funded Training Programs"; "Regional Asbestos Coordinators"; "AHERA State Designated Contracts"; and a sample inspection form. (CW)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
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