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Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

August 2023

Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff & Students,

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), a provision of the Toxic Substances Control Act, was passed by Congress in 1986.

AHERA requires local educational agencies to inspect their schools for asbestos-containing building material and prepare management plans that make recommendations for the reduction of asbestos hazards.

In accordance with the requirements of AHERA, Chappaqua Central School District is notifying all employees, building occupants and their legal guardians of the availability of the AHERA management plan for public review.

The AHERA Management Plan contains documentation of the initial AHERA inspection, 6 month periodic surveillances, triennial re-inspections, employee training and the Operations and Maintenance procedures.

The AHERA Management Plan and associated documents for District buildings are available for public review in each building Main Office and at the District office.

Questions regarding the AHERA Management Plan or this correspondence should be directed to the Chappaqua Central School District LEA Asbestos Designee at (914) 238-7210 x1201 or JoCulwellblock@chappaquaschools.org.