TO: Parents/Guardians, Teachers, Staff and Support Groups
FROM: Tom Fryman, Maintenance Supervisor – Sugarcreek Local Schools
RE: Annual Notification of Availability of Asbestos Management Plan and Update of Activities
DATE: December 9, 2008
On October 22, 1986, President Reagan signed into law the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA, Public Law 99-519). The law required the EPA to develop regulations which provide a comprehensive framework for addressing asbestos problems in public and private elementary and secondary schools. This law requires school districts to inspect for friable and non-friable asbestos in school buildings, develop Management Plans that address asbestos hazards in school buildings, and implement response actions in a timely fashion.
Although the majority of asbestos has been removed from our buildings, we are still required by law to annually notify parents, teachers, staff, and support groups of the availability and location of the school building's Management Plan. The Management Plans for the schools in our district that may contain asbestos are located in the main office for the schools in our district, along with a duplicate copy located in the Designated Person/Program's Manager's office. Also, please be advised that information regarding any inspections/re-inspections, surveillances, response actions, and post-response action activities are included in the Management Plan and available for your review.
The buildings that are required to have a Management Plan include:
Tom Fryman is the Designated Person/Program Manager for the Sugarcreek Local School District. Accordingly, should you have any questions regarding these Management Plans, or wish to see a plan, please contact Mr. Fryman at (937) 848-5003. You may view the plan during normal business hours (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) by appointment. Copies may be obtained for $.25 per page.