Asbestos Management Plan
Availability of Asbestos Management Plans
Annual Notification to Parents/Guardians, Teachers and Employee Organizations
The “Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools” regulations (Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, (RCSA) Sections 19a-333-1 through 19a-333-13) require that parents, teachers and employee organizations are provided with an annual, written notification of the availability of the asbestos management plans for each of our school buildings. 1 These plans have been developed by an EPA-accredited, state of CT-licensed asbestos management planner.
The GPS maintains in its Administrative Office and each school’s Head Custodian’s Office, a complete updated copy of the asbestos management plan. It is available during normal business hours Monday – Friday between 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM for inspection. The Designated Person for the Asbestos Program is Daniel M. Watson and can be contacted at (203) 625-7450.
- The asbestos-containing building materials are inspected every six (6) months (“periodic surveillance”) and the person who performs the surveillance notes any change in the condition since the last inspection.
- All our custodian and maintenance staff have had at least two hours of asbestos awareness training in April 2019.
- Each school building is reinspected every three (3) years by CT-licensed asbestos inspectors under the provisions of the regulations. 2
The management plan includes, a description of the steps taken to inform workers and building occupants, or their legal guardians, about inspections, reinspections, response actions and post-response action activities, including periodic reinspection and surveillance activities planned or in progress.
The AMP must be updated to include any information necessary to keep the plan current and up to date. 3,4 We remind you that this notification is required by law and should not be construed to indicate the existence of any hazardous conditions in our school buildings.
RCSA Sections referenced