Monday, August 23, 2010

California EPA & Health Hazard Office Issue Impacts Report

The California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) are announcing the availability of a draft report entitled, “Cumulative Impacts: Building a Scientific Foundation.” The report presents scientific evidence for cumulative impacts, a framework for a new screening methodology for use by the Cal/EPA boards and departments, and next steps in the implementation of the framework.

Two public meetings related to the Agency’s Cumulative Impacts and Precautionary Approaches (CI/PA) project and the draft report will be held on September 2, 2010. The meetings will be held in the Sierra Hearing Room of the Cal/EPA Headquarters Building at 1001 I Street in Sacramento.

In a morning workshop, the public is invited to discuss, provide comments, and ask questions concerning the report. In the afternoon, the CI/PA Work Group will discuss and provide comment on the draft report.

Cal/EPA and OEHHA are committed to public participation throughout this process and seek to ensure that all relevant information is considered. For those wishing to provide comment on the draft document, comments may be submitted until September 16, 2010.

Cal/EPA and OEHHA will consider all comments and make revisions as appropriate before releasing the final report. In order to be considered, Cal/EPA and OEHHA request that comments be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2010. They encourage you to submit comments in electronic form, rather than in paper form. Comments can be transmitted via e-mail. Comments submitted in paper form may be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to the addresses below:

Mailing Address: Ms. Jocelyn Suero, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment1515 Clay St., Suite 1600 Oakland, CA 94612Fax: (510) 622-3211 (OEHHA)

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