3.9.20 Notification: Notice of Asbestos Inspections

Notification: Notice of Asbestos Inspections

In compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) regulations mandated by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA), the SFUSD has performed inspections of all District buildings housing K-12 classrooms which were constructed prior to 1986. The purpose of these inspections was to determine the presence and condition of any asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM). Since the initial inspections completed in Fall 1988, the District has been performing periodic surveillance inspections of identified ACBM every six months as mandated by the EPA regulations, and conducted a full inspection of buildings every three years. All inspections are performed by accredited inspectors.

Site-specific reports of inspection findings, as well as management plans detailing how ACBM should be maintained to prevent asbestos fiber releases are assembled and reviewed by an accredited asbestos management planner. 

These reports, housed in a red-covered binder, are issued to each site and should be available at the site’s administrative office. Duplicate copies of these reports and management plans are maintained at the SFUSD Asbestos Control Program office at 135 Van Ness Avenue, Room 407, San Francisco, CA 94102.

(Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 40, Part 763, Subpart E