The Facilities Division is responsible for complying with multiple State and Federal statues, in addition to the environmental laws, codes, inspections, and permitting regulations at both levels.
Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Federal Compliance
In accordance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986, the Local Education Agency of the Manchester School District (MSD) SAU 37, via the Facilities Division, appoints a Designated Person to manage the MSD’s compliance with the AHERA regulation, which includes ensuring that the schools within the district are inspected on a routing basis and that the schools’ Asbestos Management Plans are maintained and updated.
The Designated Person is required to perform periodic surveillance inspections of known and suspect asbestos containing building materials within the schools, as well as ensure that an accredited EPA professional agency is selected to perform a 3-Year AHERA Re-inspection. A copy of the latest 3-Year Re-inspection, as well as the most recent periodic surveillance, are available for the public viewing at each of the schools’ main offices and at the MSD’s Administrative Office at 20 Hecker Street.
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Underground Storage Tank Compliance
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services requires that regulated underground storage tanks undergo monthly inspections by a Class A or B State Approved Inspector and periodic audits undergone in the presence of an NHDES official so as to certify the integrity of the underground vessel as it relates to groundwater contamination. The Facilities Division is responsible with ensuring these inspections take place and supports NHDES in their periodic audits.
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Groundwater Management Program
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services monitors the groundwater quality from previous underground storage tank sites that had been compromised. Soil/groundwater and/or free product sampling takes place on a regularly scheduled basis to establish a best course of action in order to clean up any remediation sites. The Facilities Division works right alongside NHDES with site remediation.
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Air Emission Reporting
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services requires that emission reporting take place on certain regulated boilers in terms of the amount of by-product from the combustion process that is emitted into the atmosphere. The Facilities Division monitors the quantities of fossil fuels combusted and calculates the amount of air pollutants released in order to meet the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and the NHDES Emission Inventory Reporting Standards.