The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) intends to update its California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool (CalEnviroScreen) in 2016. CalEnviroScreen is a screening methodology and mapping tool used to help identify California communities that are disproportionately burdened by multiple sources of pollution. The tool uses data on environmental conditions related to pollution as well as health and socioeconomic factors to identify these communities. The current version of the tool, CalEnviroScreen 2.0, was released in October 2014.
This update is intended to ensure that the most current information available is incorporated in the tool. Other improvements are also expected to be part of this update. The proposed changes will be released in a draft version of tool, including a revised draft report and maps of the draft results. This release is expected in the summer of 2016. OEHHA will host regional public meetings to share the proposed updates to the tool, answer questions, and take public comment. Dates and locations will be announced at a later date.
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