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Cal/EPA Still Seeks Input on Draft Environmental Health Screen Tool

September 28, 2012

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


A workshop to discuss how this tool will be helpful to local government is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Cal/EPA building and webcast. The webcast information can also be found under the Oct. 2 Cumulative Impacts meeting.

CalEnviroScreen 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 intended to aid state and local governments in addressing pollution abatement, prioritizing enforcement of environmental laws, and making informed planning decisions.

Cal/EPA hosted a series of workshops in August and September to gather initial comments and have scheduled another series public workshops in October to solicit further comment about the data sources and methodologies used in CalEnviroScreen.

The deadline for public comment is Oct. 16. The final version of CalEnviroScreen is expected to be released in 2013.

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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