Consistent with the requirements of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act or 11AHERA11 (40CFR Part 763) the Diocese of Columbus Catholic Schools inspects for Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) and develop an Asbestos Management Plan for each school. This is to:
“Ensure that workers and building occupants, organizations, or parent teacher organizations, are informed at least once each school year about inspections, response actions, and post response actions activities, including periodic re-inspections and surveillance activities that are planned or are in progress.”
“Ensure that short term workers (e.g., phone repair workers, utility repair workers, or exterminators) who may come in contact with asbestos in a school are provided information regarding the location of asbestos containing building material (ACBM) and suspected or assumed ACBM.”
Some Diocese of Columbus school buildings contain known or suspected asbestos containing building materials and are subject to periodic surveillances every six months.
Each of the school buildings is being re-inspected and an Asbestos Management Plan is currently being prepared. When completed they will be available for review at the school offices. This notice is provided as the annual notification required by AH ERA.