EPA Release EJScreen 2.2, Announces Multiple Public Training Opportunities

On June 27, EPA announced an update to EJScreen, the Agency’s publicly available environmental justice screening and mapping tool. This latest version, EJScreen 2.2, includes updated reports which compile various datasets into one document to help users better understand the multiple factors that impact their community. Additionally, the tool now includes a new environmental indicator on toxic releases to air that quantifies the relative potential human health impacts from exposure of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) chemicals into the air. EJScreen 2.2 features new map layers on health disparities, including cancer and EPA-regulated facilities that are currently or have been out of compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

EPA is holding multiple trainings and office hours for the public to learn about EJScreen 2.2. During the two identical trainings, the Agency intends to provide an overview presentation on EJScreen, a discussion of the new features, a live demonstration, and a Q&A session. The office hours will be a chance for the public to talk with EJScreen experts about many topics, including how to use and apply the tool, technical issues, and any other questions. These webinars are free and open to the public. More information can be found online. The two trainings and office hours with links to join are listed below:

Training Meeting: July 5, 2023, at 12pm EST – Click here to join

Training Meeting: July 26, 2023, at 12pm EST – Click here to join

Office Hours Meeting: August 16, 2023, at 12pm EST – Click here to join