School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
BUSINESS AND NONINSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS
Safety: Asbestos Abatement
The Superintendent is directed to comply with the applicable state and federal law relating to asbestos abatement.
Each School Division building shall have an updated Operations and Maintenance Manual specific to that building as required by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). The building administrator is responsible for knowing the location of this document in his/her building of responsibility and for making it available for review should any member of the public request to view it. A duplicate copy of this will be maintained at the School Divisionís Office of School Plant Services.
As required by AHERA, the School Division will designate a Local Education Agency (LEA) designee to be responsible for overseeing management of asbestos-containing materials in the School Divisionís facilities. This person shall maintain licensure with the Commonwealth of Virginia as an Asbestos Inspector and Asbestos Management Planner.
The LEA designee shall implement the management plan, oversee the required surveillance of all facilities every 6 months, update the management plan as needed, ensure that facilities have the mandated 3-year reinspection, and ensure School Division compliance with Federal and State regulations.
Code of Virginia §§ 2.1-526.12 - 2.2-1167, as amended. Abatement of risk of asbestos in state-owned and public school buildings.
Code of Virginia § 54.1-514. Award of contracts by state agencies and political subdivisions.
Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) 15 U.S.C. II, et seq., as amended.
Adopted by School Board: February 16, 1993
Amended by School Board: September 16, 2014