Asbestos Notification Letter
From Leonard Saponara
Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds
November 28, 2016
To: PTA/PTSO Presidents, MEA, Montclair Parks and Recreation, Building Department, Montclair Fire Department, Montclair Police Department, Glenfield Task Force, Montclair YMCA, Montclair Neighborhood Development Corp, Principals, Chartwells, Pritchard Industries, Head Custodians, Custodial Personnel, Maintenance Personnel, Administrators, Central Office Personnel and other community groups using Montclair Public Schools.
Pursuant to the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986, this is to formally notify you, as we are required to do at least once each school year, that the Montclair Board of Education has an approved management plan relating to the identification and location of asbestos-containing materials. These plans are on file in each school office and also in the Buildings and Grounds office, and are available for your inspection.
In previous years, the Board completed specific response actions to address all of the “priority ACBM” identified in its facilities. (Priority “ACBM” including easily damageable material such as insulation, ceiling tiles, etc.) Currently specific activities related to the district wide renovations and additions are being undertaken when necessary. Otherwise, the Board will continue to maintain other ACBM identified in place under the operations and maintenance program.
Our six month inspection was conducted in September 2016, and our next scheduled inspection will be in February 2017. The last Three Year Inspection required by the Rule was completed in October 2015. Maintenance of asbestos-containing materials is an ongoing program in this district. Surveillance and other consulting activities are being performed by Detail Associates, a qualified asbestos management consultant retained by the board for assistance in these matters. Currently, all AHERA work is being done by Lilich Corporation.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at 973-509-4044.
Supervisor, Buildings and Grounds