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Asbestos

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Asbestos is regulated under Subchapter II (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response) of the Toxic Substances Control Act and related regulations found at 40 CFR 763.

These requirements impact:

The LEA is required to:

Additional regulatory requirements includes training requirements for workers who handle asbestos materials in public and commercial buildings and worker protection requirements for state and local government employees not protected by OSHA. Also, several asbestos products are banned.

EPA and state regulators inspect the LEA to determine compliance with the regulations by reviewing documents, inspecting the school and collecting physical evidence to document compliance or noncompliance.

EPA has developed additional information on asbestos in schools.

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