Asbestos Management in Schools

The Mississippi Department of Education is the designated agency for asbestos in schools. MDEQ operates in a support role to that agency providing information and assistance and performing inspections. MDEQ also operates an Asbestos Accreditation and Certification program to ensure training and qualification of individuals who engage in asbestos identification and abatement activities. These individuals are required to be certified by MDEQ.

MDEQ Activities:
Performs inspections,
Reports any deficiencies to the EPA since that agency has the enforcement responsibility of the regulations, and
Provides outreach and regulation assistance to schools and others.

Regulations
Federal-
Asbestos Management in Schools
EPA regulations to protect school children and employees from exposure to asbestos in schools are known as AHERA regulations. These regulations are described at this EPA web page.

Important Links
Asbestos Accreditation and Certification

Contacts
To contact MDEQ staff for more information on Asbestos in Schools: Tommy Moody