Annual AHERA Notification

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Annual Notification
Posted on 02/14/2024

On October 22, 1986, an amendment to the Toxic Substance Control Act requiring schools to determine the presence of asbestos containing building materials in all school buildings was enacted.  That amendment, called the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) required that all school buildings be visually inspected by accredited inspectors and that bulk samples of suspected materials are taken where the material was not assumed to be asbestos.  It further required that management plans be created for each individual building and that the maintenance and custodial personnel receive training.  This document is the Asbestos Management Plan which provides the means and the methods to effectively deal with asbestos containing building materials.

All phases of asbestos inspection and management planning are reported in this plan including:  response action strategy, priorities, scheduling of abatement activities coordination of personnel and evaluation of results.  The plan has an additional function as a reporting document to the State.  At the local level, the plan is available for general review by the community.

Through the Department of Public Buildings, Quincy Public Schools has completed the 2023 three-year re-inspections and reports are available for review at the City of Quincy’s Department of Public Buildings office.  Please call Daniel Bythrow at 781-888-5138 if you have any questions.