Background II: EPA Asbestos Project Plan
Learn about the background of the EPA's Asbestos Project Plan.
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Project Plan Background: EPA implements AHERA through the Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule (1987) which requires public and nonprofit private schools to develop asbestos management plans, inspect school buildings for asbestos, provide asbestos training to custodial and maintenance workers and other school employees, follow standards for school building operations and maintenance activities, and implement appropriate response actions to asbestos hazards in schools.
EPA also developed a model accreditation plan (MAP) for states pursuant to AHERA. States have adopted and administered asbestos accreditation programs for asbestos abatement professionals who do work in all public and commercial buildings, including schools, based on the MAP.
Courtesy of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency