Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)
Annual Update Letter
Dear Sizer Community Members,
I am writing to share important information about our current school building. Sizer School, A North Central Charter Essential School is following state and federal guidelines to keep the space we work and learn in as safe as possible for all members of our community.
On October 22, 1986, President 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 be taken where the material was not assumed to be asbestos. It further required that management plans be created for each individual building and that the training must be completed by July 9, 1989. 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 planning are reported in this plan including:
1) The architect statement
2) Designated person statement
3) Dated copies of annual notification.
The plan has an additional function as a reporting document to that State. At the local level, the plan must be made available for general review by the school district.
The AHERA management plan for Sizer School, A North Central Charter Essential School is complete. The school is up to date with all inspections. As certified by the project architect of this building, there are no products that might were specified or used during construction of the new building.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me or Bob Briggs, Facilities Director, ADP at (978) 345-2701 (ext 410). A copy of the AHERA plan for the school can be found on our website, www.sizerschool.org under Resources, Family Resources, and finally Building Safety) or obtained and reviewed at the Sizer School.