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Annual AHERA Notification

Under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986, the Kodiak Island Borough School District is required to annually notify all school building employees and building occupants or their legal guardians of the availability and location of the Asbestos Management Plans and of any post-response action activities, including periodic re-inspection and surveillance activities that are planned or in progress.

In the past year, the AHERA related-activities conducted have been the periodic (6-month) re­ inspection and surveillance to maintain current information on the condition of materials in our buildings, and response actions for maintenance (none), renovation at Kodiak Middle School Boiler Room and demolition of affected buildings (none). The reports for these activities are available at the Maintenance and Operations Office.

Each year, the planned activities under the AHERA Standard are routine maintenance of building materials and the periodic (6-month) re-inspections and surveillance of all building materials.

The periodic (6-month) re-inspections and surveillance are scheduled for September and March. Maintenance and renovation response actions will be conducted as needed to maintain materials in an acceptable state. The next 3-year inspection is scheduled for January 2021 and will be conducted by an independent firm or by a staff member qualified for such inspections.

The AHERA Management Plans are available for public review at the Maintenance and Operations Office during normal working hours (7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday excluding holidays). A reasonable charge will be made for requested copies of the Management Plan(s). If you have any questions, please call 481-2285.