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Cal/EPA Seeks Input on Draft Environmental Health Screen Tool

August 3, 2012

On July 30, Cal/EPA released a draft of its California Communities Environmental Health Screening (CalEnviroScreen) Tool and is seeking public input.

 

CalEnviroScreen (http://oehha.ca.gov/ej/pdf/DraftCalEnviroScreen073012.pdf) uses existing environmental, health and socio-economic data in order to evaluate the impacts of environmental pollution throughout the state. While CalEnviroScreen is still in draft form, the final version is expected to aid state and local government address pollution abatement, prioritize enforcement of environmental laws, and make informed planning decisions.

Cal/EPA is hosting a series of public workshops to solicit comment about the data sources and methodologies used in CalEnviroScreen. Those meetings will be held:

  • Aug. 7 – Sacramento
  • Aug. 21 – Los Angeles
  • Aug. 22 – San Bernardino
  • Aug. 23 – San Diego
  • Sept. 5 – Fresno
  • Sept. 6 – Oakland

The deadline for public comment is Sept. 18. A final working group meeting on the draft tool will be held on Oct. 9 in Sacramento. The final version of CalEnviroScreen is expected to be released in late 2012.

To provide public comment please contact:

John Faust
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1600
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 622-3285

More information about CalEnviroScreen can be found on the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s website.



 
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