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CALIFORNIAS S.B.

535:
ENSURING GREENHOUSE GAS FUNDS FOR
DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES

CALENVIROSCREEN
VERSION 2.0 OCT. 2014
Broad picture of the
relative burdens in
California communities
from pollution
Indicators of
environmental
conditions and
population
vulnerability (19)
Census tract scale
Guidance on uses of
2
tool

DEVELOPMENT OF
CALENVIROSCREEN
California
EJ
Statutes
1999-2000

Advisory
Committee
Recommendati
ons
&
CalEPA EJ
Action Plan

Cumulative
Impacts
Work Group
2008-2013

2004

CalEnviroSc
reen
Public
Versions

Workshops
and
Consultatio
n Processes

Proposed
Screening
Tool

2013-2014

2010-2013

2010
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CALENVIROSCREEN MODEL
Burden of
Pollution

Population
Characteri
stics

Exposures

Sensitive
Populations

Environmental
Effects

Socioeconomi
c Factors

CALENVIROSCREEN 2.0 INDICATORS


Exposures
Ozone
PM 2.5
Diesel PM

Environmental
Effects

Sensitive
Populations

Cleanup sites Children and


elderly
Groundwater
threats

Pesticide use Impaired


waters
Toxic releases
Solid waste
from facilities
sites and
Traffic density facilities
Drinking
Hazardous
water quality
waste
facilities and
generators

Asthma ER
visits

Socioeconomi
c
Factors
Educational
attainment
Linguistic
isolation

Low birth
Poverty
weight infants
Unemploymen
t

CRITERIA FOR INDICATOR


SELECTION
Contributes to understanding the
component
Widespread environmental concerns
Population characteristics that may
influence vulnerability to pollution

Publicly available
Location-based
Good quality
e.g., covers the state, accurate, current

SCORING METHOD
Each census tract is scored for each
indicator.
For example, 75% percentile is higher
than 75% of other census tracts in
California.

CalEnviroScreen score is calculated


by combining all indicator scores.
Allows comparison of different areas.
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EXAMPLE: TRAFFIC DENSITY INDICATOR


Data source:
California Environmental
Health Tracking Programs
Traffic Volume Linkage Tool
Caltrans Highway
Performance Monitoring
System

Raw data:
Traffic volumes along predefined road segments

Indicator:
Traffic density within 150
meters of census tract
boundary
(vehicle-km/hr/km)

TRAFFIC DENSITY RESULTS

EXAMPLE: CLEANUP SITES INDICATOR


Data source:
EnviroStor Cleanup Sites Database
California Department of Toxic
Substances Control & US EPA National
Priorities List

Raw data:
Facility locations and site
boundaries
Indicator:
Weight sites by type and status
www.epa.gov

e.g., Federal Superfund, State


Response, etc. categories.

Adjust for proximity to people.


Add together weighted cleanup
sites within each census tract.
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CLEANUP SITES INDICATOR RESULTS

Percentiles
calculated across
census tracts based
on buffered,
weighted cleanup
sites, data was
symbolized into
deciles.

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CALENVIROSCREEN 2.0
RESULTS

CALENVIRO
SCREEN
VERSION 2.0
RESULTS
STATEWIDE

IROSCREEN 2.0 RESULTS: GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA

PUBLICLY AVAILABLE RESULTS


CalEnviroScreen Report
Maps for individual indicators
Description of each indicator

Mapping Tool
Online maps of results

Other data
Excel spreadsheet of results by census
tract
Google Earth file
ArcGIS geodatabase

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RACE/ETHNICITY AND INDICATORS VALUES

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RACE/ETHNICITY AND INDICATORS VALUES

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USING CALENVIROSCREEN
SB 535 (DE LEN, 2012)

>10%

Greenhouse
Gas
Reduction
Fund
Investment
Plan

Projects located
in
disadvantaged
communities

>25%

Projects that
benefit
disadvantaged
communities

CalEPA shall identify disadvantaged


communities for investment opportunities
based on geographic, socioeconomic, public
health and environmental hazard criteria.
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SB 535 DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES IN


GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA

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USING CALENVIROSCREEN
Ongoing planning and decisionmaking within CalEPA
EJ Small Grant Program
EJ Compliance and Enforcement
Working Group
Trainings and outreach

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QUESTIONS &
COMMENTS