The Environmental Protection Indicators for California (EPIC) project is a collaborative effort of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), the Resources Agency, the Department of Health Services, and an external advisory group consisting of representatives from business, public interest groups, academia, and local government. The project, led by Cal/EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), is responsible for developing and maintaining a set of "environmental indicators" for California.
OEHHA announces the availability of the following work products of the EPIC Project:
2005 Addendum to the 2004 EPIC Update
(This 19 page report is available on-line only)
New "Findings" section and updated indicators in Air Quality, Water and Land, Waste and Materials Management
2004 Update: Environmental Protection Indicators for California
(This 89 page report is available on-line only)
Presents updated information for most of the “Type I” indicators (indicators for which sufficient data are available to present a status or trend, and for which systematic, ongoing data collection is conducted).
Protection Indicators for California, April 2002
(Available as downloadable PDF files or CD-ROM versions)
This 300-page report describes the process for the identification and selection of environmental indicators that are adopted as part of the EPIC system, and presents the initial set of environmental indicators.
Protection Indicators for California: Understanding Environmental Conditions
through Indicators, 2002
This 28-page document highlights selected indicators from the full report, and is intended for a broad audience.
a copy of the small report or the CD ROM of the full report, or for
more information on the EPIC Project, contact:
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
1001 I Street, 12th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
P. O. Box 4010, Sacramento, CA 95812-4010
Phone: (916) 324-2829
FAX: (916) 322-9705