The Environmental Justice Strategic Enforcement Assessment Tool (EJSEAT)
The Environmental Justice Strategic Enforcement Assessment Tool (EJSEAT) is a tool for the EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) to consistently identify areas with potentially disproportionately high and adverse environmental and public health burdens. EJSEAT uses 18 select federally-recognized or managed databases and a simple algorithm to identify such areas. EJSEAT is currently a draft tool in development, intended for internal EPA use only.
Environmental indicators include data about:
- National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) cancer risk.
- NATA noncancer neurological and respiratory hazard index.
- NATA noncancer diesel particulate matter (PM).
- Toxic chemical emissions and transfers from industrial facilities, as modeled using the Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) tool.
- ozone monitoring data.
- PM 2.5 monitoring data.
- Percent infant mortality.
- Percent low birth weight births.
Compliance indicators include data about:
- Inspections of major facilities.
- Violations at major facilities.
- Formal actions at major facilities.
- Facility density based on all facilities in EPA's facility registry system.
Social demographic indicators include data about:
- Percent of population living in poverty.
- Percent of population counted as minority.
- Percent of population 25 years old and over without a high school diploma.
- Percent of population over 65 years of age.
- Percent of population under 5 years of age.
- Percent of population of limited English proficiency.