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Environment Office

Environment Office:

The Environment Office assists pastors, parishes, and schools navigate regulatory and safety laws and regulations at the local, state, national, and regional levels for all environmental compliance issues.  This includes asbestos in schools (AHERA, Ill Dept of Public Health), asbestos in non-school buildings (NESHAP), Underground Storage Tank (UST) Remediation, Mold, lead-based paint and indoor air quality. 

The Designated Person for the Diocese of Joliet is Richard Kaffka. He can be reached through the Buildings & Properties Department, directly at Churchgroup@aol.com or, in emergencies 708.334.0585


EPA Lead Rules & Regulations

EPA Lead-Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right

O&M Plan - 2021

Training Manual - 2019

Rules of the Illinois Department of Public Health

AHERA Legislation

NESHAP For Non-School Buildings 2014

El ABC del Asbestos en las Esculas

Asbestos Factsheet - Spanish Edition


O&M Activity Report

Minor Fiber Release Report

Periodic Surveillance Form January 2022

Periodic Surveillance Form July 2022

Short Term Notification Form July - December 2021

Short Term Notification Form January - June 2022