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The California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) and our Boards, Departments, and Office (BDO) shall accord the highest respect and value to every individual and community, by developing and conducting our public health and environmental protection programs, policies, and activities in a manner that promotes equity and affords fair treatment, accessibility, and protection for all Californians, regardless of race, age, culture, income, or geographic location.
La Agencia de Protección Ambiental del Estado de California (Cal/EPA) y nuestros Consejos, Departamentos y Oficina (CDO) acordarán debidamente el mas alto respeto y valor a cada individuo y comunidad, desarrollando y llevando acabo nuestros programas de salud publica y protección ambiental, políticas y actividades de una manera que promueve equidad y da paso a tratamiento justo, accesibilidad y protección a todo Californiano sin considerar raza, edad, cultura, ingreso o ubicación geográfica.
Availability of the California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool Report, Version 1 (CalEnviroScreen 1.0), Online Mapping Application, and Accompanying Documents
The California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announce the availability of the California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool, Version 1 (CalEnviroScreen 1.0). This tool presents the nation’s first comprehensive 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. A report describing the methodology and results along with an online mapping application are available.
OEHHA and Cal/EPA released two public review drafts of the California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool on July 30, 2012, and January 3, 2013. Public comments on the draft reports were received at a series of regional and stakeholder-specific workshops held throughout the state, an Academic Expert Panel workshop, at two meetings of the Cumulative Impacts and Precautionary Approaches Work Group, and in written comments from the public. A summary of major comments and responses received during this period are below.
Input received on the previous two drafts of this report was valuable and is reflected in changes to version 1.0 of CalEnviroScreen. OEHHA has also provided a supporting analysis, or sensitivity analysis, of the January 2013 CalEnviroScreen data and results, which has informed version 1.0 of CalEnviroScreen. A summary of the major changes from the January 2013 draft and a supporting analysis of the January 2013 data are provided below.
California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool, Version 1 Report (CalEnviroScreen 1.0)
Results and Data Included in CalEnviroScreen 1.0
A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet showing raw data and calculated percentiles for individual indicators, as well as combined CalEnviroScreen scores for individual ZIP codes is available
Online Mapping Application of CalEnviroScreen 1.0 Statewide Results