Annual Notification – Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)
The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986 requires parents, students, teachers, and employee organizations be notified of the Asbestos Management Plan at each facility. This notification provides information detailing Floyd County School District’s strict compliance with AHERA.
AHERA requires all schools, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, to be inspected for Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) and for an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP), which outlines the control and management of ACBM in each facility, to be developed.
The AMP includes an operations and maintenance program, which will control exposure to any asbestos-containing materials through a systematic schedule of monitoring, employee training, recordkeeping, and periodic re-inspections. Maintenance and custodial personnel receive asbestos awareness training to qualify them to conduct their routine activities around asbestos.
A copy of the AMP for each school is available for review in the principal’s office of that school. Questions pertaining to asbestos are to be directed to David Van Hook, Director of Facilities, at 706-234-1031 ext. 7270.