AHERA ANNUAL NOTIFICATION
September 14, 2020
Dear Parents, Faculty, Staff, and all Building Occupants:
In 1986, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) which required schools to be inspected to identify asbestos containing building materials (ACBM) located within their school buildings. Within the Stoneleigh-Burnham School, suspected ACBM were located, sampled (or assumed), and rated according to condition and potential hazard. The results of the inspection were incorporated into an Asbestos Management Plan in August 2020.
This plan includes periodic surveillance of these materials every six months and proper removal when any renovation is planned. As part of the management plan, any identified materials are monitored and kept in good condition. During the 2020-2021 school year, Stoneleigh-Burnham School will be taking steps to implement the updated Asbestos Management Plan, including Recommended Response Actions.
It is the intention of Stoneleigh-Burnham School to comply with all federal and state regulations controlling asbestos and to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure building occupants a healthy and safe environment. The Asbestos Management Plan is available for review upon request, a copy of which is maintained in the School’s Reception area. Mr. Mark Pelis is the asbestos Designated Person, and all inquiries regarding the asbestos plan and asbestos-related issues should be directed to him at 413-774-2711 x268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.