AHERA Notification

  • In 1987 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) under Title 40 Part 763, Subppart E of the Code of Federal Regulations. This rule required local education agencies (LEAs) to identify friable and non-friable asbestos-containing material (ACM) in public and private elementary and secondary schools by visually inspecting school buildings for such materials, sampling such materials if they are not assumed to be ACM, and having samples analyzed by appropriate techniques referred to in this rule.

    In keeping with this legislation, the Radnor Township School District was inspected by EPA accredited inspectors and a comprehensive management plan was developed for handling asbestos containing building material in a safe and responsible manner. This plan was originally developed and submitted to the Commonwealth in 1989.

    This year, Radnor Township School District conducted the following actions with respect to its asbestos containing materials:

    Performance of periodic inspections of ACM by building engineering/maintenance staff.

    A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is available for review in the district's Operations office.

    Questions related to the plan should be directed to:

    Mark Brooks
    Director of Operations
    Radnor Township School District
    135 South Wayne Avenue
    Wayne, PA 19087
    610-688-8100 x6103

Asbestos Management Plan

  • In accordance with the EPA’s Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1987(40 CFR Part 763, Subpart E of the Code of Federal Regulations), School Districts are required to give annual notification stating that the Asbestos Management Plan for each Building is available for public review.

    This rule requires local education agencies (LEAs) to identify friable and non-friable asbestos-containing material (ACM) in public and private elementary and secondary schools by visually inspecting school buildings for such materials, sampling such materials if they are not assumed to be ACM, and having samples analyzed by appropriate techniques referred to in this rule.

    In keeping with this legislation, the School District was inspected by EPA accredited inspectors and a comprehensive management plan was developed for handling asbestos containing building material in a safe and responsible manner. Six-month periodic asbestos surveillances as well as 3 Year Re-Inspections are performed in accordance with AHERA.

    A copy of the asbestos management plan is currently kept in the Facilities/Operations and Maintenance Department.  These records are available for review during the normal school business hours.

    Updated July 31, 2018

AHERA Notification (PDF)