Environmental Issues

Policies & Procedures for New Construction, Renovation and Capital Maintenance Projects

Environmental Issues

Because of stringent federal and state laws regarding hazardous materials, any workers involved with demolition, additions, or renovations must be notified of those areas of any building that contain such materials. All federal, state and local laws or regulations must be complied with fully. The DFM must be contacted in advance for coordination.

In school buildings, asbestos-containing materials are clearly indicated in the Asbestos Management Plan. The Plan is required by law to be kept on file in the principal’s office and be available for inspection by workers. A duplicate record copy must be maintained by the DFM.

Qualified professional personnel should carefully examine the church, rectory or other buildings that were not part of the school inspection, before any suspect building material is disturbed.