Kentucky Revised Statutes Title XVIII. Public Health § 224.20-300. Purpose

For the purpose of adopting the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, called AHERA, Public Law (99-519), as amended, the cabinet may develop, adopt, and maintain a comprehensive statewide asbestos assessment and response program and an accreditation program that shall replicate the federal environmental protection agency model plan issued April 30, 1987 and the provisions of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 763, Subpart E. The programs shall include but not be limited to:

(1)  Identifying and controlling asbestos hazards in public and private schools, grades K-12;

(2)  Providing for accreditation of asbestos inspectors, management planners, abatement project designers, abatement contractors, supervisors, and abatement workers;

(3)  Reviewing training courses to determine if they are approvable under the criteria established in the April 30, 1987 model plan and any other criteria adopted by the cabinet;  and

(4)  Reviewing school asbestos management plans and inspecting school buildings for compliance with this section.

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