REGARDING PEST CONTROL AND ASBESTOS

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Notification

McAllen ISD has performed inspections and prepared management plans for asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM) in facilities throughout the District. This is done in compliance with 40 CFR Part 763 Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA).

On October 10, 1988, at a regular meeting of the McAllen Board of Trustees, the asbestos management plan for the District was approved by the Board.

Minutes of the meeting are available at the District office. These plans were submitted to the Texas Department of Health and are on file at each school’s administrative office and at the Facilities, Maintenance & Operations Department.

An Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) mandated two hour Asbestos Awareness Program is presented to custodial employees. A 16 hour awareness program is presented to all maintenance personnel from HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and selected members of the Carpentry Department.

The program covers a wide range of topics, including Asbestos: Background and Uses; Health Effects; Definitions; Location of ACBM in Buildings; and Recognition of Damage.

A sampling of suspect building materials was performed in general accordance with AHERA guidelines.

Samples were analyzed in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accredited laboratories. Management plans and response actions are available for review by parents, teachers and employee organizations.

These documents are located at each campus office as well as the Facilities, Maintenance & Operations Department.

For further information, please contact Mr. Ruben D. Treviño, Executive Director of Facilities, Maintenance & Operations, at 632-3200, or 4309 Warrior Avenue, McAllen, TX 78501.

A 6-month surveillance was performed in December 2016.

PEST CONTROL

McAllen Independent School District strictly adheres to the Texas Structural Pest Control Act. State law requires that written notice be posted at least 48 hours prior to an indoor treatment. Applications of pesticides can be made only in areas where students are not expected for at least 12 hours after the application.

Pesticide applicators working in or around a school must be licensed by the TSPC Board. The school periodically applies pesticides and information on the application of the pesticides is available at the request of parents, guardians, or managing conservators by calling (956) 632-3200.

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