ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCREENING TOOL

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is seeking comment on a draft report for public review entitled, “California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool (CalEnviroScreen).” Members of our industry have attended workshops and are providing feedback about concerns that this policy could unintentionally lead to “redlining” whole cities and further exacerbating economic and infrastructure problems.

 

Due to the outpouring of concern, the agency has extended the public comment period to October 16, 2012.  We are providing comments on behalf of our industry, however we hope that members of our industry can also participate in workshops and provide comments in order to assure that OEHHA understands the negative impact this policy could have on areas that are already at an economic disadvantage by discouraging, and in some cases preventing, investment and development.  Click here for all the information.

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