EPA"s implementation of laws regulating asbestos hazards in schools and in the air
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EPA"s implementation of laws regulating asbestos hazards in schools and in the air hearing before a subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, second session, June 1, 1988. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Subcommittee.

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  • United States. Environmental Protection Agency.,
  • Asbestos -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Asbestos in building -- Health aspects -- United States.,
  • School buildings -- Health aspects -- United States.

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LC ClassificationsKF27 .G655 1988l
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 230 p. :
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1812114M
LC Control Number89601648

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The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and its regulations require public school districts and non-profit schools including charter schools and schools affiliated with religious institutions to: Inspect their schools for asbestos-containing building material; Prepare management plans and to take action to prevent or reduce asbestos hazards. EPA'S IMPLEMENTATION OF LAWS REGULAT-ING ASBESTOS HAZARDS IN SCHOOLS AND IN THE AIR. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY, AND NATURAL RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS, Washington, DC. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at a.m., in room. NOTE TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS The regulations at 40 CFR §(a)(5) require that schools with asbestos-containing material retain one copy of “Asbestos-Containing Materials in School Buildings: A Guidance Document” Parts 1 and 2, also known as the orange books, in the school’s administrative office (EPA No. C). The following is guidance on whether learning centers are subject to the requirements under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and the Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule. AHERA Policy Clarification on Vinyl Asbestos Tile (VAT) Removal (PDF) (6 pp, K, J , EPA G).

  WASHINGTON (Novem ) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week that it has implemented the EPA Lean Management System (ELMS) to 83% of the agency across the United States. EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) has been a leader in ELMS implementation, supporting the agency’s efforts to protect . On Octo , Congress promulgated the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), Public Law AHERA mandated that EPA develop regulations to respond to asbestos in schools. On Octo , EPA promulgated the Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule (hereinafter referred to as the AHERA Rule), 40 CFR Part , Subpart E. Asbestos is regulated federally at > percent asbestos-containing material and by the State of California at > percent asbestos-containing construction material. Federal and State regulations are enforced by the following agencies: E P A (EPA) • California Air Resources Board (CARB) • Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC). In the EPA directed the passage of asbestos regulations, which would provide federal guidelines as to how asbestos-laden buildings, especially schools, would be inspected and what response actions must be implemented. These asbestos regulations also set forth guidelines about who is qualified to inspect and respond to asbestos in public buildings. Asbestos Product Regulations. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is also responsible for protecting consumers from asbestos.

EPA Citations •EPA fines AZ schools for a combined total of $95, (, ) •EPA fines AZ charter schools $22, for not having current inspections (, ) •New Mexico schools have also had visits from the EPA throughout the past decade. •“Widespread Asbestos Violations in Massachusetts Schools” (Public Employees for. Asbestos Laws and Regulations. When working within the Asbestos remediation industry, contractors, workers and handlers of asbestos must have good knowledge of the laws and regulations that govern worker safety, and proper removal and disposal of this hazardous material. 19 Congress enacts Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Act, P.L. (ASHAA) EPA issues Guidance for Controlling Asbestos- Containing Materials in Buildings (Purple Book) under Toxic Substances Control Act * Grants and loans are available to "needy" schools for asbestos abatement, strengthening message about asbestos dangers.   EPA believes that the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act represents a positive step toward protecting the estimated 15 million students and million employees who are potentially exposed to friable asbestos-containing material in 35, schools.