ASBESTOS HAZARD EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACT (AHERA) 2023 NOTIFICATION
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that each year, district workers and building occupants receive notification about asbestos activities such as response actions and inspections. The purpose of this correspondence is to meet those requirements and familiarize you with the asbestos related activities that have been conducted in Bay City Public Schools during the past year.
In 1988, Bay City Public Schools contracted with an environmental firm to conduct inspections for asbestos containing material (ACM) within all district owned buildings. This information was then compiled into Asbestos Management Plans. These Management Plans are located in the administrative office of each building and are available for review. A copy of each building management plan is also located in the District Administration Center.
The AHERA regulation requires surveillance of the condition of ACM every six months and Reinspections every three years. The next periodic surveillance will be conducted in April of 2023. Since the last Reinspection was conducted in October of 2021, the next Three-Year Reinspection will be conducted in October of 2024. Both of these surveillance activities will be included as part of the building’s Management Plans.
Bay City Public Schools has conducted minor asbestos abatement within its facilities in the last year.
All removal projects are performed by Michigan Licensed Asbestos Abatement Contractors and managed by the districts environmental consulting firm.
All documentation regarding past/future asbestos abatement projects, including air testing results, will be available for review upon completion of the projects.
For more information, contact Mr. Patrick Tobin, Director of Athletics, Facilities and Maintenance at 989-671-8150.