The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), on behalf of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), announces the availability of the draft Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool: CalEnviroScreen Version 2.0 (CalEnviroScreen 2.0). CalEnviroScreen is a screening methodology that can be used to help identify California communities that are disproportionately burdened by multiple sources of pollution.
CalEnviroScreen 2.0 Mapping Applications and Data:
To find out if your system supports the interactive maps, please check here: http://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/reference/browsers.htm
Read this guide on navigating the CalEnviroScreen 2.0 maps before accessing the applications below.
Written Public Comments: (Comment period closed)
We are asking for comments and suggestions from stakeholder groups and the general public on this document and the development of the draft California Communities Health Screening Tool. OEHHA is extending the comment period from its original closure date of Friday May 23, 2014 to 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 2, 2014.
Comments may be e-mailed to CalEnviroScreen@oehha.ca.gov, or sent by mail to:
c/o John Faust, Chief, Community Assessment & Research Section
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1600
Oakland, CA 94612
Tel: (916) 324-7572
OEHHA hosted an April 30 webinar describing the tool and major updates in Version 2.0.
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour
Please note: The capacity of the webinar is 250 participants. We encourage group viewings.
OEHHA and CalEPA will conduct three public workshops to provide opportunity for verbal feedback on the draft.
Workshop Dates and Times
May 1 | 3-5 PM
CalEPA Building, Coastal Hearing Room
1001 I St, Sacramento, CA 95812
May 6 | 6-8 PM
Hugh Burns State Building, Room 1036
2550 Mariposa Mall, Fresno CA 93721
Spanish interpreters will be available
May 7 | 6-8 PM
Junipero Serra Building, Carmel Room
320 West Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
More information on the public comment period and workshops will follow.
Additional information on the tool, workshops and public comment period will be available at www.oehha.ca.gov/ej
For questions, please contact CalEnviroScreen@oehha.ca.gov.