Asbestos Notification

From John Eschmann
Director of Buildings & Grounds

September 5, 2019 

To: Parents, Guardians, Staff Members and all Community Users of the School

Dear Sir/Madam,

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. Over the summer we successfully removed VAT from the Buildings & Grounds Office and Auditorium at Hillside School and Wall and Ceiling Plaster in stairwells 8, 9, 10 and 11 at Montclair High School. The District also ensures the clearance air testing and inspections are performed after removal to ensure the safety of our staff and children as well as full compliance with the law. The Board will continue to maintain other ACBM identified in place under the operations and maintenance program.

Our last six month inspection was conducted in November, 2018, and our next scheduled inspection will be in September 2019. The last Three Year Inspection required by the Rule was completed in March 2019. 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.
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