September 16, 2019
Dear Parents and Employees,
As you probably know, most older buildings and schools built prior to the early 1980s contain trace elements of asbestos materials. As long as the buildings are properly surveyed and inspected, a management plan is in place, and the materials are encased and properly maintained, this does not present a problem.
This notification is being made pursuant to the requirements of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) October 22, 1986; EPA Rule 40 CFR 763, Asbestos Containing Material in Schools, Subpart E, et seq. effective December 14, 1987. These regulations are defined in the United States Environmental Agencies Regulations. Specifically, 40 CFR §763.84 requires that we notify you at least once a year of asbestos inspections, response actions, and any post-response action activities, including periodic re-inspections and surveillance activities that are planned or in progress at our campus. Please reference the information below to learn more about our compliance with these requirements.
We have a fully documented survey indicating where asbestos containing materials are located on our campus. This inspection was conducted by ECS Southeast, LLC (an AHERA-accredited asbestos inspector) and was completed on April 4, 2016. We also accomplish mandatory semi-annual re-inspections in April and October of every year.
We have a professionally produced Asbestos Management Plan for managing and maintaining the asbestos containing building materials in-place and/or for their removal during future renovation activities. The reports associated with the asbestos inspection, 3-year re-inspections, periodic surveillances, and operations and maintenance recommendations are all documented in the Asbestos Management Plan (also completed by ECS Southeast, LLC).
Both the asbestos survey inspection as well as our Asbestos Management Plan were thoroughly reviewed by a Georgia Environmental Protection Division inspector on August 23, 2016, and found to be in full compliance.
The Asbestos Management Plan is available for review in our front office. Should you have any questions or desire further information, please contact the front office at (404) 369-3500 or schedule an appointment for further questions and/or review.
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