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Federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act

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Law: US Code leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 15, Chapter 53, Subchapter II: Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response)

Regulations: US Code of Federal Regulations leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 40, Chapter 1, Part 763: Asbestos)

Summary: The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986 and its amendments are a provision (Title II) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that requires educational agencies to inspect schools and prepare plans to prevent asbestos hazards, and to determine the extent to which asbestos poses a danger to human health in public and commercial buildings. The regulations specify requirements for asbestos inspection and response action of schools. They also specify asbestos worker protection and training, labeling requirements, and ban the manufacture, importation, processing, and distribution of certain asbestos-containing products.

Amendment: The Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act (ASHARA) amended this law in 1990 to strengthen training requirements leaving NYCWasteLess by requring accreditation for persons conducting asbestos inspections and abatement activities in schools, commercial buildings, and public buildings.

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