EPA Asbestos

EPA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act

According to requirements of the EPA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA 1987), the Aztec Board of Education completes mandatory re-inspections on a three year cycle. In addition, surveys are conducted every six months of all buildings within the district. In the past, asbestos was widely used in building construction.

Accredited environmental inspectors visit the school your son or daughter attends to re-inspect the condition of material with asbestos or assumed to contain asbestos and complete a re-inspection survey. The asbestos management plan for your school is filed in the main office of the school and is accessible to parents and staff. You may review the current plan at the school at any time.

Since AHERA was enacted, the Aztec Municipal School District has implemented an Operations and Maintenance Program to train maintenance personnel with proper handling and safe procedures for asbestos containing materials. As the EPA has suggested, it is our district’s policy to remove asbestos only when a damaged condition dictates, or remodeling or demolition is involved. In these instances, precautions are taken to ensure the safety of our staff and students.

    If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Charlie Lee at 599-4301.