Regulated Services

CISD Integrated Pest Management Program
The District's integrated pest management program (IPMP), developed in accordance with the requirements of the Texas Structural Pest Control Act and with the assistance of an advisory committee of knowledgeable persons, shall govern the District's use of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemical agents for the purpose of controlling pests, rodents, insects, and weeds in and around District facilities. Additionally, it shall require:

  1. Strategies that are consistent with EPA-defined management practices and that reflect the optimal combination of pest management tactics that are compatible with human health and environmental protection.

  2. Proper identification of pest problems.

  3. Monitoring programs to determine when pests are present or when pest problems are severe enough to justify corrective action.

  4. Use of non-chemical management strategies whenever practical.

  5. Preferential use of least toxic chemical controls when pesticides or herbicides are needed.

  6. Detailed records of chemical products used.

Application Time Frame

The designated IPM coordinator, in addition to the responsibilities set out in CISD Policy CLB (LEGAL), shall coordinate with appropriate District administrators or other employees pesticide or herbicide applications in accordance with law. The IPM coordinator shall determine when an emergency situation exists and an exception to the 48-hour notice requirement may be made.

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

Under AHERA, the District shall identify asbestos-containing materials and implement an appropriate management plan in a timely manner.


Response Actions
The District shall select and implement, consistent with the assessment, the least burdensome method of appropriate response actions from those that protect human health and the environment.



Duties

The District shall ensure that:

  1. All persons who perform inspections, re-inspections, and periodic surveillance, who develop and update management plans, and who develop and implement response actions comply with federal and state law.

  2. All custodial and maintenance employees are properly trained as required by law.

  3. Workers and building occupants, or their legal guardians, are informed annually about inspections, response actions, and post-response action activities.

  4. Short-term workers who may come in contact with asbestos in a school are informed of the locations of “asbestos-containing building material" (ACBM) and suspected ACBM assumed to be” asbestos -containing material" (ACM).

  5. Proper warning labels are posted.

  6. Management plans are available for inspection, and notice of their availability has been properly provided.

  7. A properly trained asbestos coordinator is designated to ensure that legal requirements are met.

  8. Any conflict of interest that may arise among accredited asbestos personnel is considered, especially when selecting accredited personnel.

Notice

Annually, the District shall notify in writing parent, teacher, and employee organizations of the availability of the management plans.

Plan Availability

A copy of the plan submitted to the Department of Health shall be kept in the District's administrative office and be available for inspection by EPA, the state, and the public, including teachers, school personnel, employee representatives, and parents.
Updated management plans for each school shall also be available for inspection during normal business hours in the administrative office and at the school itself. Individual school plans shall be made available for inspection within at least five working days after a request is received.
Questions concerning the Castleberry Independent School District’s Asbestos Management Plan may be directed to Clint Davis of Auxiliary Services - daviscl@castleberryisd.net
or (817) 252-2052.