The screening information can be useful to residents, property owners and other stakeholders. It can also support a wide range of research and policy goals. The EPA indicates that the tool may help users identify areas with:
- Minority and/or low-income populations
- Potential environmental quality issues
- A combination of environmental and demographic indicators that is greater than usual
- Educational programs
- Grant writing
- Community awareness efforts
The federal agency will be seeking public input and updating the interim tool by early 2016.
Click here to access the tool.