Frequent Questions

Do the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requirements for inspection and reinspection of school buildings for asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM) apply to newly installed building materials in school buildings?

Generally, the AHERA initial inspection and subsequent reinspection requirements do not apply to building materials installed after an initial inspection.  If, however, an entirely new structure is being added to an existing school (e.g. a new wing or new building), this new structure does have to undergo the initial inspection. The re-inspection requirements will apply as well if the school continues to have known or assumed asbestos-containing building material.

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