Asbestos Abatement: MCPS (P816695)

  • Category: Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Sub Category: Countywide
  • Administering Agency: Public Schools (AAGE18)
  • Planning Area: Countywide
  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Ongoing




Comprehensive asbestos management services for all facilities in the school system ensure compliance with the existing Federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). MCPS has produced major cost savings for asbestos abatement by an innovative plan with an in-house team of licensed abatement technicians for its numerous small abatement projects and required semi-annual inspections. Cost containment measures, a more competitive bidding environment, and development of a comprehensive data base and management plan also have contributed to significant expenditure reductions. MCPS is participating in interdepartmental coordination of various improvement projects in order to share successful and cost effective approaches. This project is based on the approved management plan for all facilities in the system. Actual abatement and the subsequent restoration of facilities are funded through this project. An FY 2013 appropriation was approved to continue asbestos abatement projects as required by AHERA. An FY 2014 appropriation was approved to continue this project. An FY 2015 appropriation was approved to continue funding asbestos abatement projects systemwide.

Fiscal Note

State Reimbursement: Not eligible


Expenditures will continue indefinitely.


Maryland Department of the Environment, Department of Environmental Protection, State Department of Education, Department of Health

$(000) FY 15 FY 16-20

Salaries and Wages: 817 4085

Fringe Benefits: 376 1880

Workyears: 10 50