Asbestos Hazard Emergency Act (AHERA) Notification Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency requires each year that district workers and building occupants receive notification of asbestos removal or abatement activities such as inspections and response actions.

This notice serves to inform all parents, teachers, administrators, and all other employees that we will perform six-month surveillance inspections and three-year re-inspections of all buildings as required by AHERA. The three-year re-inspection required by AHERA was performed in March 2013. The next three-year re-inspection is due to be conducted in March 2016. All abatement projects have been performed by licensed asbestos abatement contractors.

Any damaged materials containing asbestos, such as floor tile or thermal insulation, found during the inspections has either been corrected or removed by a licensed asbestos abatement contractor. All materials containing asbestos that remain are in good condition and are located primarily in inaccessible areas.

Updated asbestos management plans are available for review in the main office of each building. Any questions regarding asbestos removal projects or other related issues should be addressed to:

Mr. Tom Skarbek
Director of Business & Finance
Niles Community Schools
1 Tyler Street
Niles, MI 49120

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