ERIC Number: ED351744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
A Guide to Performing Reinspections under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA).
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.
Under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires each elementary and secondary school to perform an inspection for asbestos-containing building material (ACBM) and to prepare an asbestos management plan. The AHERA regulations further require a reinspection of the ACBM at least once every 3 years. This reinspection guide will assist local education agencies and AHERA designated persons, asbestos inspectors, and management planners in meeting the specific requirements for an AHERA reinspection and improving the accuracy and quality of information available about ACBM during the reinspection. Chapter 1 discusses the purpose of the guide, time periods for reinspections, terminology, and a summary of relevant AHERA evaluation study reinspection findings. The following responsibilities are spelled out in chapters 2 to 5: AHERA designated person's reinspection planning responsibilities: inspector's reinspection responsibilities; management planner's reinspection responsibilities; and AHERA designated person's recordkeeping responsibilities. Extensive appendices contain sample reinspection forms and checklists, a glossary, lists of the Regional Asbestos Coordinators and the State AHERA designees, and a letter that summarizes EPA's policies for asbestos control in schools and other buildings. A total of five exhibits in the format of recommended checklists and a reinspection notification letter are dispersed within the chapters. (MLF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.