Details for Asbestos Building
ASBESTOS HAZARDOUS EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACT (AHERA) SCHOOL BUILDING SURVEY Ashe County Board of Education has completed a survey for Asbestos Materials in our school buildings. EPA has, as required under Section 203 of Title II of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), issued a final rule requiring all local school agencies, (public and private) to identify all Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) in their buildings and to take appropriate actions to control the release of asbestos fibers. Accredited personnel have inspected each building, taken samples of all suspected materials, and then after analysis, returned and labeled friable Asbestos Containing Materials. As part of this survey, accredited personnel have also developed a management plan. The Management Plan identifies: all samples taken, those samples that contain asbestos and their locations, the current physical condition of the asbestos containing material, and a written plan to control future asbestos fiber release. All response actions, preventive measures, and removals recommended by our management planner have been completed. Periodic surveillance is required every six months and reinspection every three years. As required by the federal register, records of these procedures have been included in the management plan at each school. Asbestos does not need to be removed from a building to control fiber release. Fiber release can be controlled by encapsulation, enclosure, and/or repair. When Asbestos Containing Materials are handled properly, fiber release can be far below the North Carolina “Acceptable for Occupancy” level of 0.01 fibers/cc. The completed Management Plan is on file in the administrative office and individual school offices, and can be examined on any school day during normal working hours.