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    I need some information on asbestos laws. We’re in the Diocese of Lexington and I’m wondering if anyone can share with me what they know about school asbestos? I need to know the law, who is responsible for illness, how to maintain it, etc.

    Thanks for your time.
    Karen Howard
    Plant and Property Manager
    1310 West Main Street
    Lexington, Ky. 40508
    859-253-1993 ext 333
    Fax # 859-255-1134

    brian harveybrian harvey

    Unfortunately if its a building the diocese owns the diocese is responsible. Neshaps and AHERA are your guidelines AHERA for school buildings K-12, your school buildings should have all been inspected and management plans written by a licensed Building Inspector/Management Planner. and re-inspected every 3 years. Per Ohio Law Kentucky may differ. If you google Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet you should be able to find all the information your looking for.

    Brian Harvey
    Diocese of Covington

    Douglas A DuRivageDouglas A DuRivage

    Asbestos testing, abatement, liability etc is regulated Federally through EPA, OSHA, and HUD. Schools specifically are regulated under AHERA. There is quite a bit of information available on-line. I imagine you can find the information you need searching KY Schools Asbestos Regulations or the like.


    Hi Karen,

    AHERA Regulations are to be followed for schools. I would be happy to discuss how the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ AHERA Program works.
    Please feel free to contact me.

    Valentina Baldessarre
    Archdiocese of Newark

    Bill Gagnon

    Karen, most of the comments are accurate. I am, as many Diocese have, the Asbestos Inspector and Asbestos Management Program manager for our Diocese. By law all buildings that are owned, leased, or used as a K – 12 school must have a management program, must have annual notices sent to student parents, must have semi-annual inspections and tri-annual inspections. There must be a staff member that receives 2 hours of training annually. Documentation is critical as to what and where it is kept. And yes, the Diocese (owner) is the responsible entity. I also would be willing to assist and/or answer questions if you would like to contact me. 816-714-1850. Bill

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