IPM State Compliance
AHA and the Federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)
We are required by the Federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) to inform you each year that Holy Angels has completed an inspection for the presence of asbestos containing materials.After this inspection, a management Plan was developed and is kept on file here at AHA. Annually, we are visited by an official from the Archdiocese who ensures that he plan is being implemented correctly.The annual inspection reports and management plan are available for your review on any school day during school hours by contacting the Principal in advance to schedule an appointment. Upon request, a copy will be provided for a reasonable fee.
The Academy of the Holy Angels Integrated Pest Management Policy
The New Jersey School Integrated Pest Management Act of 2002 requires schools to implement a school integrated pest management policy.The law requires the superintendent of the school district, for each school in the district, the board of trustees of a charter school, and the principal or lead administrator of a private school, as appropriate, to implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures to control pests and minimize exposure of children, faculty, and staff to pesticides. The Academy of the Holy Angels shall therefore develop and maintain an IPM plan a part of the school’s policy.Integrated pest management procedures in schoolsImplementation of IPM procedures will determine when to control pests and whether to use mechanical, physical, cultural, biological or chemical methods. Applying IPM principles prevents unacceptable levels of pest damage by the most economical means and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.Each school shall consider the full range of management options, including no action at all. Non-pesticide pest management methods are to be used whenever possible. The choice of using a pesticide shall be based on a review of all other available options and a determination that these options are not effective or not reasonable. When it is determined that a pesticide must be used, low impact pesticide and method are preferred and shall be considered for use first.
Authorizing Regulatory References
The School Integrated Pest Management Act of 2002
N.J.A.C. Title 7 Chapter 30 Subchapters 1-12
Pesticide Control Act of 1971