Chattooga County School District
AHERA “Annual Notification”
Available on School System and School Web Sites
On October 22, 1986, Congress promulgated the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), Public Law 99-519. AHERA mandated that EPA develop regulations to respond to asbestos in schools.
On October 30, 1987, EPA promulgated the Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule (hereinafter referred to as the AHERA Rule), 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart E. This rule requires that all of the nation's nonprofit elementary and secondary schools, both public and private, identify and inspect their school buildings for both friable and non-friable asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM) and develop a plan to properly and safely manage any discovered asbestos material for each building.
This Document and Notice offers “Annual Notification” that the Chattooga County School System seeks to update the (AHERA) Asbestos Management Plan in a timely manner as required by the Environmental Protection Agency under Federal Law, 40 CFR 763, Subpart E, and in doing so will meet this notification requirement plus other aspects of the AHERA Program.
The Management Plan for each school site and buildings are available for review in the main office of each school as well as the Chattooga County Board of Education and School System Central Office.
The Management Plan includes at least the following for each building: building diagrams, re-inspection and assessment documents, individual building room schedules, asbestos location drawings, periodic surveillance updates, maintenance plan guidelines, awareness training, testing results; plus response and removal activities.
The Chattooga County Schools Local AHERA Designated Contact person is Mr. John Worsham, Director and Supervisor of Facilities and Maintenance. He may be contacted for further information if needed at the Chattooga County Board of Education Central Office at the following numbers: Office: 706-857-3447 or Mobile: 706-346-6939.