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Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Notification
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July 1, 2017
Re: Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Notification

On October 22, 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed into law an amendment to the Toxic Substance Control Act requiring schools to determine the presence of asbestos containing building materials in all school buildings. That amendment, called the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) required that all school buildings be visually inspected by accredited inspectors and that bulk samples of suspected materials are taken where the material was not assumed to be asbestos. It further required that management plans be created for each individual building and that maintenance and custodial personnel receive training. This document is the Asbestos Management Plan which provides the means and the methods to effectively deal with asbestos containing building materials.

All phases of asbestos inspection and management are reported in this plan including: response action strategy, priorities, scheduling of abatement activities, coordination of personnel and evaluation of results. The plan has an additional function as a reporting document to the State. At the local level, the plan must be made available for general review in the school district.

The Westford Public Schools have completed the triennial reinspection and reports are available for review.

Contact Richard Crocker, Plant Operations Manager, for more information.