Project at a Glance
  • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) 6 Month Surveillance Services
  • Asbestos Surveys, Bulk Sampling, Abatement Design and Contractor Oversight
  • Lead-Based Paint Investigations
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Investigations, Testing, Abatement Design and Contractor Oversight
Key Words

Newark Public Schools, asbestos, lead-based paint, abatement, indoor air quality, AHERA, NJDEP, AST, lead in drinking water


Whitman has performed professional environmental services for Newark Public Schools at all sixty-six (66) of their school facilities.

For the school facilities where Whitman performed AHERA 6 Month Surveillance Services, the surveillances were performed by the EPA AHERA-accredited Building Inspectors. The following information was documented: the name of the individual conducting periodic surveillance, the data of the surveillance and any changes in the condition of the asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM). A Whitman EPA AHERA-accredited Management Planner reviewed the results of each inspection and made recommendations for appropriate response actions.

Whitman conducted numerous asbestos surveys at various Newark Public School facilities. For the facilities that tested positive for asbestos containing building materials, a Whitman EPA AHERA-accredited Project Designer prepared plans and specifications for the abatement of these materials. Whitman also reviewed contractor bids, provided recommendation for award and provided a licensed New Jersey Asbestos Safety Technician (AST) to perform abatement project monitoring and air sampling. At the end of each project, Whitman provided Newark Public Schools with a comprehensive final report documenting activities.

Lead-based paint surveys were conducted at several facilities by a licensed New Jersey Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor. Survey reports were prepared detailing findings and conclusions.

Whitman also performed indoor air quality investigations and evaluations for the presence of mold throughout several facilities. A final comprehensive report was prepared for each facility.

In addition, Whitman managed sampling services for investigation of lead in drinking water. Whitman performed the sampling in compliance with the NJDEP developed QAPP and sampling plan. Whitman managed the collection of over 1,000 samples, performing the sampling around the clock. This included nights and weekends in order to ensure the timely completion of the project while minimizing the potential disruption to Newark Public School faculty and students.

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