Asbestos Abatement 3-59

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 3-59


Safety: Asbestos Abatement

  1. Generally

    The Superintendent or designee is directed to comply with the applicable state and federal law or regulation relating to asbestos abatement.

  2. Asbestos Inspections/Management Plan

    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 the 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 Division’s Office of Maintenance Services.

  3. Local Education Agency Designee
    1. Qualifications

      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 Division’s facilities. This person shall maintain licensure with the Commonwealth of Virginia as an Asbestos Inspector and Asbestos Management Planner.

    2. Primary Functions

      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 §§ 2.2-1162 - 2.2-1167, as amended. Abatement Of Risk Of Asbestos In State-Owned and Public School Buildings.

Code of Virginia § 54.1-514, as amended. Award of contracts by state agencies and political subdivisions.

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) 15 U.S.C. §§2461-2656, as amended.

Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act (ASHARA) of 1990, 20 U.S.C. 4011, et seq., as amended.

Adopted by School Board: February 16, 1993
Amended by School Board: September 16, 2014
Amended by School Board: February 8, 2022