Toxic Substances Control Act
TSCA = Toxic Substances Control Act
MAP = Model Accreditation Plan (training for workers). Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA issued the first regulations intended to control asbestos in schools. The MAP requires persons conducting asbestos-related activities in schools or public buildings to be certified by EPA.
AHERA Waiver = The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) is more inclusive than the Asbestos-in-Schools Rule. AHERA requires Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to inspect their schools for asbestos containing material and prepare management plans to reduce the asbestos hazard. The Administrator of EPA may waive some or all asbestos requirements in a state, if the state is implementing a program of asbestos inspection and management which contains requirements at least as stringent as the requirements under TSCA.
Indoor Radon Sec 306 = States may apply for grant assistance for developing and implementing programs for the assessment and mitigation of radon. Activities eligible for grant assistance are:
- Surveys of radon levels, including special surveys in public buildings or certain geographic areas;
- Developing of public information and educational materials concerning radon assessment, mitigation and control programs;
- Implementation of programs to control radon in existing and new structures;
- Purchase by the state of radon measurement devices;
- Purchase of and maintenance of analytical equipment connected to radon measurement and analysis.
- Payment of costs of EPA-approved training programs related to radon for permanent state or local employees;
- Payment of general overhead and program administration costs;
- Development of data storage and management system for information concerning radon occurrence, levels and programs;
- Payment of costs of demonstration of radon mitigation methods and technologies as approved by the EPA.
- A toll-free radon hotline to provide information and technical assistance, etc.
The authority for states to use funds from these grants to assist local governments is limited to three programs: 2, 3 and 6.
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