Index of comments received 02/19/13
Additional information available 01/16/13
The California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announce the availability of the Second Public Review Draft of the California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool (CalEnviroScreen). This draft of CalEnviroScreen presents an updated screening methodology to identify California communities that are disproportionately burdened by multiple sources of pollution and presents the statewide results of the analysis using the screening tool.
Input received on the previous draft of this report [http://oehha.ca.gov/ej/cipa073012.html] was valuable and is reflected in changes in the current report. OEHHA considered input that Cal/EPA received from the Agency’s Cumulative Impacts and Precautionary Approaches (CI/PA) Work Group, as well as comments received at regional and stakeholder-specific public workshops, an academic workshop, and written comments from the public. A summary of the major changes to the CalEnviroScreen methodology and report is also provided below.
Cal/EPA and OEHHA will convene a public meeting of the Agency's CI/PA Work Group on Friday, January 11, 2013 for the Work Group and the public to provide input on this CalEnviroScreen report. More information on the meeting is available at http://oehha.ca.gov/ej/cipa121912.html. The draft agenda for the meeting is available at http://www.oehha.ca.gov/ej/pdf/011113PublicAgenda.pdf
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 by
January 25, 2013 February 1, 2013. 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: (510) 622-3185
For questions regarding this report, please contact John Faust at (510) 622-3185 or John.Faust@oehha.ca.gov.