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Key Potential Violation Areas in Schools

  • Asbestos—Develop, maintain, and publicize an up-to-date asbestos management plan, train custodial and maintenance staff, take and analyze bulk samples, post suspicious areas, conduct routine and special inspections, and advise the EPA of renovation or demolition of potential asbestos-containing material.
  • Chlorofluorocarbons—Use certified personnel to service air conditioning and refrigeration equipment containing these chemicals and recover them from the equipment in an appropriate manner.
  • Combustion Sources—Obtain appropriate permits for removal of combustion products from boilers and report installation of new boilers.
  • Hazardous Waste—Determine the amount and type of hazardous waste, properly enclose the waste, label it, and dispose of the waste in an appropriate manner.
  • Oil Storage Tanks—Monitor underground storage tanks, upgrade, replace, or close them when appropriate; provide secondary containment; and develop and provide a plan for spills, prevention, control, and countermeasures.
  • Underground Injection—Use appropriate septic tank systems for effluent from the bathrooms, kitchens, etc., divert effluent from shops in laboratories to special systems, and divert outdoor stormwater away from the systems.
  • Pesticides—Use appropriately trained and certified personnel to apply pesticides according to prevailing weather conditions and air quality conditions.
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls—Manage appropriately and dispose of properly PCB oil or PCB-contaminated wastes from pre-1980 electrical equipment.
 
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