Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Notification
In 1986, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). This required schools to be inspected to identify any asbestos‐containing building materials.
All buildings owned or used by the Upper St. Clair School District were inspected and suspect materials were sampled to be tested and characterized according to condition and potential hazard.
The AHERA regulation requires that each building be re‐inspected every three (3) years for the purpose of re‐assessing the condition of the materials. The information is compiled into an AHERA Management Plan. A copy of the Management Plan is available at the Central Administration Office.
In August 2022, Cosmos Technologies Inc. conducted the three-year AHERA re-inspection for Upper St. Clair School District. A Pennsylvania-licensed asbestos management planner conducted the AHERA re-inspection and determined that all school district buildings are asbestos free and no further AHERA 3-year inspections or actions are required.
It is the intention of the Upper St. Clair School District to comply with all federal, state and local regulations and guidelines to maintain and take whatever steps are necessary to ensure students, parents and employees a healthy and safe environment in which to learn and work.
The AHERA Management Plan is available to be reviewed upon request.
Dr. Lou Angelo
Director of Operations & Facilities