Annual Asbestos Notification

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Annual Asbestos Notification

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ASBESTOS IN SCHOOLS

June 1, 2013

This information (dated June 1, 2013) is provided as partial fulfillment of AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act) rules requiring annual notification of workers and building occupants or their legal guardians of inspections, response actions, and post response action activities, including periodic re-inspection and surveillance activities that are planned or in progress.

A periodic surveillance of asbestos containing materials is performed in all district buildings every six months. This is done to ensure that asbestos containing materials are maintained in good condition.

A complete re-inspection of all Eugene School District 4-J buildings was conducted in 2009 and occur every 3 years. The re-inspections are conducted by an AHERA Accredited Inspector. The results of the re-inspection will be included in the AHERA Management Plan. A copy of the AHERA Management Plan is available in the office of each School and at the Eugene School District Facilities Management Office located at 715 West 4th Street, Eugene, Oregon 97402.

Over the past year, the School District has removed asbestos containing materials from the following areas due to maintenance and /or renovation activities: Twin Oaks Elementary School ( removal of asbestos containing floor tile and floor tile mastic ); River Road Elementary School ( removal of asbestos containing floor tile and floor tile mastic ); Kennedy Middle School ( removal of asbestos containing thermal systems insulation ); North Eugene High School ( removal of asbestos containing floor tile and floor tile mastic ); McCornack Elementary School ( removal of asbestos containing wall material ); South Eugene High School ( removal of asbestos containing window putty ).

There are planned asbestos flooring removal projects this summer at Twin Oaks Elementary School. Also, floor tile removal at Kennedy Middle School and South Eugene High School.

The district continues to update and improve the AHERA Asbestos Management Plans. This work includes the sampling of materials that were originally assumed to contain asbestos. The improvements in the AHERA Asbestos Management Plans are intended to make them easier to use by District custodial and maintenance workers and outside contractors that perform work within district buildings.

If you have any questions regarding asbestos or the District’s asbestos program, please call Doug Lemonds at 541-790-7432 at Facilities Management.