Reports & Publications

CalEnviroScreen 3.0

The California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool: CalEnviroScreen 3.0 was updated on January 9, 2017.

CalEnviroScreen is a screening methodology that can be used to help identify California communities that are disproportionately burdened by multiple sources of pollution. This version updates CalEnviroScreen in a variety of ways.

CalEPA has used CalEnviroScreen 3.0 to designate disadvantaged communities pursuant to Senate Bill 535 in April 2017.

Major changes include:

  • More recent data for all indicators.
  • The addition of two new indicators reflecting health and socioeconomic vulnerability to pollution.
  • Improvements in the way some indicators are calculated to better reflect environmental conditions or a community’s vulnerability to pollution.
  • Additional information on pollution along the California-Mexico border.
  • The removal of the “children and elderly” age indicator, and replacement with an analysis of age.
  • A change in overall scoring methodology that enables each of the four categories of indicators to make a clearer contribution to a census tract's overall CalEnviroScreen score.

All materials related to CalEnviroScreen 3.0 are available here.
 

CalEnviroScreen Data Update for the Border Region:

A report to the Legislature on actions taken to account for pollution burdens in the California-Mexico border region for CalEnviroScreen 3.0 pursuant to to Assembly Bill 1059 is available here.
 

CalEnviroScreen 2.0

CalEnviroScreen 2.0 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.

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.

All materials related to CalEnviroScreen 2.0 are available here.

Cumulative Impacts: Building a Scientific Foundation Report

Cumulative Impacts Report Cover ImageIn 2010 CalEPA and OEHHA released the report “Cumulative Impacts: Building a Scientific Foundation.” This report presents the first step in developing a screening methodology to evaluate the cumulative impacts of multiple sources of pollution in specific communities or geographic areas.

Environmental Justice Program Update: A report to the Governor and the Legislature on actions taken to implement Public Resources Code Sections 71110-71116.

Publications on CalEnviroScreen

CalEnviroScreen Reports

Mar 6, 2017: CalEnviroScreen Data Update for the Border Region
CalEnviroScreen Data Update for the Border Region. A report to the Legislature on actions taken to account for pollution burdens in the California-Mexico border region pursuant to Public Resources...
Jan 30, 2017: CalEnviroScreen 3.0
Information on CalEnviroScreen 3.0, with links to press releases, map of the overall CalEnviroScreen 3.0 scores and additional data.
Jan 26, 2017: CalEnviroScreen 3.0 en Español
(CalEnviroScreen 3.0: Spanish) OEHHA a nombre de la CalEPA, anuncia la disponibilidad del Instrumento de Evaluación de la Salud Ambiental de las Comunidades de California: CalEnviroScreen 3.0.
Sep 20, 2016: Borrador CalEnviroScreen 3.0
La Oficina de Evaluación de Peligros a la Salud Ambiental (OEHHA, por sus siglas en inglés), en nombre de La Agencia de Protección Ambiental del Estado de California (CalEPA), comunica que se encue
Sep 6, 2016: CalEnviroScreen 3.0 Draft
Draft screening methodology that can be used to help identify California communities that are disproportionately burdened by multiple sources of pollution.
Aug 8, 2014: CalEnviroScreen Version 2.0
Background information on CalEnviroScreen 2.0, with links to press releases, data (i.e., maps of overall scores, pollution burden scores, population characteristic scores), and a link to a mobile-...
Apr 21, 2014: CalEnviroScreen 2.0 Draft
OEHHA and Cal EPA released CalEnvironScreen 2.0 Draft.  Information related to the draft is provided.
Sep 13, 2013: CalEnviroScreen 1.1
CalEPA and OEHHA announce the availability of an update to the California Communities Environmental Health Screeing Tool: CalEnviroScreen 1.1.
Apr 23, 2013: CalEnviroScreen 1.0
Information on CalEnviroScreen 1.0, including the report, a summary of major changes from the 1.0 draft, response to major comments, and sensitivity analysis.
Jan 3, 2013: CalEnviroScreen 1.0 Drafts
OEHHA released two drafts of CalEnviroScreen 1.0 before finalizing the tool in April 23, 2013.