The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), on behalf of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), announces the availability of the California 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.CalEPA has used the tool to designate California communities as disadvantaged pursuant to Senate Bill 535.
The tool was updated in October 2014 to include additional data along the US-Mexico border. Information on the update is described in the Summary of Major Changes and in the SB 535 Response to Public Comments.
Press Release - CalEPA Finalizes Major Update of Environmental Health Screening Tool: CalEnviroScreen 2.0 to Help Direct Investments to Disadvantaged Communities
Files updated October 2014
The first icon links to three maps of the overall CalEnviroScreen 2.0 scores, Pollution Burden scores, and Population Characteristic scores. The second icon links to a mobile-friendly map of the overall CalEnviroScreen 2.0 scores.
To find out if your system supports the interactive maps, please check here: http://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/reference/browsers.htm
Shapefile: Includes CalEnviroScreen 2.0 results by census tract. Additional information describing the data and its limitations is part of the shapefile (metadata). Zipped file can be unzipped, and then opened in any GIS software.
For questions, please contact CalEnviroScreen@oehha.ca.gov.