September 24, 2021

To: Columbus Diocese Workers, Students, and their Guardians
From: LEA

RE: Notification Requirement per Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act

Consistent with the requirements of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act or “AHERA” (40CFR Part 763) the Columbus Diocese Schools inspect for Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) and develop an Asbestos Management Plan for each school. This is to:

“Ensure that workers and building occupants, organizations, or parent-teacher organizations, are informed at least once each school year about inspections, response actions, and post-response actions activities, including periodic re-inspections and surveillance activities that are planned or are in progress.”

“Ensure that short term workers (e.g. phone repair workers, utility repair workers, or exterminators) who may come in contact with asbestos in a school are provided information regarding the location of asbestos-containing building material (ACBM) and suspected or assumed ACBM.”

Some Diocese of Columbus school buildings contain known or suspected asbestos-containing building materials and are subject to periodic surveillance every six months:

Each of the school buildings has been re-inspected and an Asbestos Management Plan is currently available for review at the school offices. `This notice is provided as the annual notification required by AHERA.

Annual Notification of AHERA Activities
Newark Catholic High School

The following activities took place between Sept 1, 2020, and Aug 31, 2021, fulfilling our requirements under 40CFR 763 (AHERA)

  • An AHERA 3-year re-inspection occurred summer of 2021.
  • A 6- month Surveillance inspection will be performed in December 2021.
  • A 6- month Surveillance inspection is scheduled for June 2022.
  • Asbestos removal of the gym lobby ceiling took place during the construction of the auditorium.
  • No major or minor fiber release episodes were recorded during the 2020– 2021 school year.

Should you have any questions regarding the information included in this notification, or wish to review the school’s Asbestos Management Plan, please contact the principal – Beth Hill at 740.344.3594.