On October 22, 1986, President Reagan signed into law the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Act (AHERA,
Public Law 99-519). The law required EPA to develop regulations, which provide a comprehensive
framework for addressing asbestos problems in public and private elementary and secondary schools.
On October 30, 1987, EPA published the Asbestos Containing Materials in School Rules (40 CFR Part
763 Subpart E). This rule requires all public and private schools to inspect the friable and non-friable
asbestos, developing asbestos management plans that address asbestos hazards in school buildings and
implement response actions in a timely fashion.
In accordance with the above rule, we are officially notifying you that the inspection of our school by an
accredited inspector takes place on a regular basis, and an accredited Management Inspector has
developed a management plan. This plan is available for public inspection during school hours in the
office of the principal as well as at the Diocesan School Department. The school is complying fully with
the requirements of the above-cited rule. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to
contact the principal.