Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

Ensure Compliance with AHERA

The U.S. Federal government developed several laws and regulations designed to govern the use of asbestos and better protect the public. In 1986, the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) was signed into law as Title II of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). TÜV Rheinland can help you stay in compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). Our experts have years of experience and hold proper accreditation and certifications, as mandated by the federal government to conduct asbestos-related activities.

Benefits at a Glance

With AHERA compliance services from TÜV Rheinland, you can:

  • Ensure compliance with established EPA standards
  • Benefit from using experienced, accredited and certified experts as mandated by the Federal government
  • Minimize risk of liability with proper documentation
  • Promote employee safety and wellness
  • Take advantage of our quick turn around time, and cost effective solutions

Our Services for AHERA Compliance

TÜV Rheinland can help identify, classify, manage and mitigate asbestos liability. TÜV Rheinland‘s procedure for ensuring your compliance with AHERA includes the following steps:

  • Review existing AHERA programs for compliance.
  • Provide recommendations for meeting regulatory responsibilities.
  • Collect bulk asbestos-containing building material (ACBM) samples in accordance with EPA and AHERA guidelines.
  • Submit bulk samples to an accredited laboratory for analysis.
  • Prepare report of findings, including documentation as required under AHERA and local regulation.
  • Review and update the previously prepared asbestos management plan and the operations and maintenance plans

About Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

In 1986, the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) was signed into law as Title II of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). Amendments to the act in 1994 mandated specific training and “accreditation” for all individuals doing inspection, project design, project supervision, and project work involving asbestos in schools and public and commercial buildings.

In addition to AHERA, TÜV Rheinland also offers the following environmental protection services:

  • National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) inspections for renovation and demolition activities
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) personnel monitoring
  • Abatement designs
  • Project supervision
  • Air monitoring
  • Clearance sampling
  • Visual clearances