Health and Welfare of District Buildings
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires that each year, Gates Chili Central School District workers and building occupants receive notification of asbestos removal or abatement activities such as a response action or inspection (EPA 40 CFR § 763 Subpart E).
This communication serves to inform all parents, legal guardians, teachers, administrators and all other employees that the six-month periodic surveillance of asbestos at all buildings as required by AHERA was performed in August 2019. The three-year reinspection, also required by law, was performed in July of 2016 by a fully accredited Asbestos Inspector from the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership Health, Safety, Risk Management Office. All asbestos-containing materials that remain are in good condition and are located in primarily in inaccessible areas. The next three-year reinspection will be due in July of 2022. Updated asbestos management plans for each school building are available for review in the Facilities Department Office and the main office of each building.
Each building will continue to have a six-month periodic surveillance and a three-year reinspection as required by AHERA. All abatement projects have been and will continue to be performed by New York State and EPA approved asbestos abatement contractors.
Any questions regarding asbestos removal projects or any asbestos related issues should be addressed to William Bennett, Director of Facilities, William_Bennett@gateschili.org or (585) 247-5050 ext. 13100.
The Gates Chili Central School District is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relation, faculty, staff and community members who wish to receive 48-hour written notification prior to certain pesticide applications. If you would like to receive notification of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur, please send your request to William Bennett, Director of Facilities, William_Bennett@gateschili.org or (585) 247-5050 ext. 13100.
The annual fire safety inspection report is available at the office of William Bennett, Director of Facilities, William_Bennett@gateschili.org or (585) 247-5050 ext. 13100.