The EPA-mandated “Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act” (AHERA) regulation, which
went into effect in 1987, required an initial inspection of all K-12 school facilities, with reports
completed by July of 1989. Many school districts submitted asbestos management plans in
1988, but most districts submitted plans in 1989.
Every three years a reinspection by an EPA accredited inspector of all asbestos-containing
building materials is required. The first three-year reinspections were due in 1991/1992, and the
latest three-year cycle is upon us for 2003/2004. If you have not already been contacted to
schedule a three-year reinspection, call the HMS, Inc. office nearest you to schedule a