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Region 3 Asbestos Enforcement Actions

EPA settles with Local Education Agencies for Asbestos Hazards Emergency Response Act (AHERA) violations.

St. Timothy’s School District, Stevenson, Maryland

On September 29, 2008, a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) was filed with the St. Timothy’s School District, located in Stevenson, Maryland. St Timothy’s failed to maintain copies of an updated management plan for the School, failed to inspect the athletic complex, and failed to provide annual notification to parent, teacher, and employee organizations. St Timothy’s spent at least $17,195 to comply with AHERA regulations.

Board of Education of Dorchester County Public Schools CAFO

On September 29, 2008, a CAFO was filed with the Board of Education of Dorchester County Public Schools (Dorchester), located at 700 Glasgow Street, Cambridge, Md. Dorchester failed to comply with the following AHERA requirements: failure to conduct AHERA reinspection for asbestos containing building materials (ACBM), and failure to maintain and update copies of AHERA management plans. Thirteen schools in the district ranging from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade are affected by the settlement. They have since spent $55,250 to comply with AHERA regulations.

St. Paul’s Church, Kingsville, Md.

On September 24, 2008, a CAFO was filed with the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kingsville, Maryland (St. Paul’s). The violations included failure to: perform 6-month periodic surveillance of asbestos conditions; update the school’s asbestos management plan; train the school’s required designee in asbestos awareness; provide awareness training to the custodial and maintenance staff; and provide annual written notification to parents, teachers and employee organizations of the availability of the school’s management plan. St. Paul’s has spent $5,682.00 to comply with AHERA regulations.

Please direct any questions or comments about Asbestos information to

Rich Ponak, Asbestos Programs Coordinator
General information regarding asbestos, and regulatory issues
(215) 814-2044
e-mail - ponak.rich@epa.gov

Region 3 The Mid-Atlantic States


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