Exclusion Letters

AHERA Exclusion Statements for Schools, 40 CFR 763.99(a)(7) Frequently Asked Questions

*Under the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR) §296.41(a), a person or company conducting an asbestos-related activity in a public building in Texas must be licensed in compliance with TAHPR. Schools are public buildings (§296.21(74)).

An asbestos-related activity (§296.21(17)) includes but are not limited to:

  • performing an asbestos survey
  • developing an AMP or response action
  • the removal of asbestos

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) issues asbestos licenses. See the DSHS Asbestos Program website for more information on licenses.