AHERA Annual Notification 2019-2020

  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency requires that each year, Monroe One BOCES workers and building occupants receive notification of asbestos removal or abatement activities such as a response action or inspection (EPA 40 CFR § 763 Subpart E).

    This communication serves to inform all parents, legal guardians, teachers, administrators and all other employees that the six-month periodic surveillance of asbestos at all buildings as required by AHERA was performed in the previous July and January. The three-year re-inspection, also required by law, was performed in July of 2019 by a fully accredited Asbestos Inspector from the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management Office. All asbestoscontaining materials that remain are in good condition and are located in primarily in inaccessible areas. The next three-year re-inspection will be due July 2022. Updated asbestos management plans for each school building are available for review in the Operations & Maintenance Office and through the main office of each building.

    Each building will continue to have a six-month periodic surveillance and a three-year re-inspection as required by AHERA. All abatement projects have been and will continue to be performed by New York State and EPA approved asbestos abatement contractors. An abatement project is planned for Building 8, the Pool Building for the Summer of 2019, no other asbestos abatement projects are currently scheduled for the 2019-20 school year.

    Any questions regarding asbestos removal projects or any asbestos related issues should be addressed to James Hartman, LEA Designated Person, or (585) 249-7066 or james_hartman@boces.monroe.edu.