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RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2014-15 Asbestos Notification

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:20pm

River Falls, Wisconsin 54022
As a result of federal legislation (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act - AHERA), each primary and secondary school in the nation is required to complete a stringent inspection for asbestos and to develop a plan of management for all asbestos-containing building materials. The School District of River Falls has a goal to be in full compliance with this law and is following the spirit, as well as, the letter of the law. As a matter of policy, the district shall continue to maintain a safe and healthful environment for our community’s youth and employees.
In keeping with this legislation, all buildings (including portables and support buildings) owned or leased by the School District of River Falls were inspected by an EPA accredited inspector. Based on the inspection, the school prepared and the state approved an initial comprehensive Asbestos Management Plan for handling the asbestos located within its buildings safely and responsibly.
Federal law requires a periodic walk-through (called “surveillance”) every six months of each area containing asbestos. Furthermore, AHERA requires 3-year re-inspections of these areas.
The School District of River Falls safely removed asbestos containing building materials following regulatory requirements at these locations:
Short-term workers (outside contractors) must be provided information regarding the location of asbestos in which they may come into contact. All short-term workers shall contact the lead maintenance person in the respective building before commencing work to be provided with our Asbestos Management Plan.
The School District of River Falls has a list of the location(s); type(s) of asbestos containing materials found in that school building and a description and time-table for their proper management. A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is available for review in the school office. Copies are available at 25 cents per page. Questions related to the plan should be directed to the Maintenance Department at the School District of River Falls at 715/425-1800.
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