In 1986, Congress enacted the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), primarily to require school districts to identify asbestos containing materials (ACM) in their school buildings and take appropriate actions to control the release of asbestos fibers. In 1987, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a regularly program which enforces the AHERA. Midvale School has just completed our semiannual school facilities inspection as required by AHERA regulations. We are happy to report that the following buildings contain no asbestos containing materials: The Vocational Technical facilities, music building and Alternative School.
Asbestos containing building materials (ACBM) that are in the elementary and high school are encapsulated and possess zero potential for hazard. Identified asbestos containing material s include floor tile, floor edging, and boiler insulation.
For further details on the locations of the ACBM you are welcome to review a copy of the Asbestos Management Plan in our administrative office during regular school hours. Rich Bonds is the district’s designated asbestos program coordinator, and all inquiries regarding the plan should be directed to superintendent Jim Warren at 355-2234.