Title 20, Chapter 2, Section 19
(a) The Governor may designate the State Board of Education to
receive and review asbestos management plans of local boards of
education and of owners of private, nonprofit elementary and
secondary school buildings, as provided in the federal Asbestos
Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986, 100 Stat. 2970, P.L. 99-519,
amending P.L. 99-469, hereinafter referred to as "AHERA." Any such
designation by the Governor prior to March 31, 1988, is ratified and
affirmed and shall have effect from the date thereof.
(b) The State Board of Education may receive and disapprove such
plans upon the grounds stated in and as provided in AHERA.
(c) The State Board of Education may apply for, accept, and disburse
federal funds to local boards of education and to owners of private,
nonprofit elementary and secondary school buildings for activities
involving the preparation and implementation of asbestos management
plans. The State Board of Education may apply for, accept, and
utilize federal funds for its activities under this Code section,
including the training and accreditation of staff.
(d) The State Board of Education shall prescribe such policies,
rules, regulations, and standards as it deems appropriate to carry
out purposes of AHERA.
(e) The State Board of Education shall have the authority to adopt
an accreditation program and accredit persons who inspect and
prepare management plans and conduct response activities for local
units of administration, as defined by AHERA.
(f) The powers bestowed by this Code section shall be cumulative of
other powers of the State Board of Education and shall not diminish
them in any way. This Code section shall not be construed to
diminish the powers of any other state agency or instrumentality.