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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

CAPACITY BUILDING (Also see Technical Assistance)

Center for Environmental Finance (CEF). EPA. The CEF assists the public and private sectors in their search for creative approaches to funding environmental programs, projects and activities. The CEF uses leveraging and partnerships to extend the reach and impact of its activities. http://www.epa.gov/efinpage/index.htm

Technical Assistance Service for Communities (TASC). EPA. Program provides technical assistance to communities with Superfund or RCRA regulated sites. Provides experts who can explain hazardous waste problems in the community and U.S. EPA's plans for cleaning up these waste sites. For more information, go to: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/community/tasc/.

Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB). EPA. EPA has funded four centers that communities may call on to better understand the Brownfields program, the grant application process as well as the activities needed to assess and cleanup sites. http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/tools/tab_bifold.pdf

Superfund Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs). EPA. Provides money for activities that help your community participate in decision-making at eligible Superfund sites. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/community/tag/

National Clean Diesel Campaign. EPA. Provides grants and training for reduction of air pollutant emissions from diesel school buses, including retrofits and anti-idling. http://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/  Specific grant information can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/grantfund.htm.

Community Based Air Toxic Projects. EPA. EPA provides grants for communities to assess impacts from air toxics. These grants can be for focused community projects (http://www.epa.gov/air/toxicair/community/) or community wide assessments (http://www.epa.gov/care/).

School Air Toxics Monitoring Initiative. EPA. Assessment of outdoor air concentrations of pollutants across the United States. This program provides information on how to measure pollutant concentrations and assess the potential impacts of these pollutants. http://www.epa.gov/schoolair/

EPA Smart Growth Grants. EPA. The EPA Smart Growth program sometimes offers grants to support activities that improve the quality of development and protect human health and the environment. http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/grants/index.htm

EPA Environnemental Justice Grants. EPA. 2009. This website provides guidelines and eligibility requirements for both the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program and the Environmental Small Grants Program. These grant programs provide funding for local environmental and/or public health issues. http://www.epa.gov/compliance/environmentaljustice/grants/index.html

School Modernization. U.S. Department of Education. 2009. http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/modernization/index.html

Ensuring Healthy Communities: Results of the 2006 State Environmental Health Directors Survey. Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). 2007. The survey results are intended to provide a snapshot of the environmental public health programs and activities that are administered by the states, to provide an understanding of typical state environmental health programs and to obtain a baseline to monitor how programs change over time. http://www.astho.org/Display/AssetDisplay.aspx?id=2552 exiting EPA

Improving Community Health: Brownfields and Health Monitoring. Laurel Berman, Deborah Orr, Tina Forrester. Environmental Practice 11 (3) September 2009. This commentary highlights efforts to promote health monitoring in brownfields communities. ATSDR and the U.S. EPA are working together to build internal as well as community capacity to monitor community health through redevelopment activities. ABSTRACT: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=6383484&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S146604660999024X exiting EPA

ATSDR Brownfield/Land Reuse Site Tool. EPA. This tool is a rapid site screening and multiple chemical exposure dose calculating tool that allows users to assess sites by past/future use, institutional controls, sensitive populations, and suspected or confirmed contamination. http://www.epa.gov/region5brownfields/pdf/bf-sitetool-flyer-072109.pdf

Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE). EPA. EPA competitive grant program that offers an innovative way for a community to organize and take action to reduce toxic pollution in its local environment. http://www.epa.gov/care/

Community Based Risk Assessment (CBRA). EPA. Different communities face different exposures to chemical and non-chemical stressors. Some communities may be more vulnerable to such stressors, due to genetics, social or other environmental factors. For many years, the environmental justice movement and local communities have been asking EPA to assess cumulative exposures. Therefore, CBRA is an attempt to address exposures and environmental health risks in real world contexts. http://www.epa.gov/ncer/cbra/about.html

National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities Resource Lists. NCEF. Extensive compilation of resource lists related to all aspects of school facilities, including school siting, financing and building capacity. http://edfacilities.org/rl/index.cfm exiting EPA

U.S. EPA Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN). The Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN) Website provides information and online webinars/training about innovative treatment and site characterization technologies regarding hazardous waste remediation, as well as information on common contaminants found at hazardous waste sites. It describes programs, organizations, publications and other tools developed by the U.S. EPA, but are intended as a forum for all waste remediation stakeholders. http://www.clu-in.org/ exiting EPA

U.S. EPA Office of Brownfield and Land Revitalization All Appropriate Inquires. The EPA published a final rule setting federal standards for the conduct of all appropriate inquiries. The final rule establishes specific regulatory requirements for conducting all appropriate inquiries into the previous ownership, uses and environmental conditions of a property for the purposes of qualifying for certain landowner liability protections under CERCLA. The final rule went into effect on November 1, 2006, one year following the date of publication. This website provides the final rule and preamble as well as a fact sheet and text of a public listening session conducted on March 17, 2010. http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/aai/

U.S. EPA Office of Water Capacity Building Resources. This website is designed to assist groups in developing knowledge by providing a compendium of Web-based and printed resources and tools. http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/outreach/capacity_index.cfm

U.S. EPA Superfund Community Involvement Publications. This section contains EPA publications for community members at Superfund sites. These publications include information about how EPA determines the risk at a site, how to get detailed reports about the site in your area, and how EPA supports reuse of sites after they have been cleaned up. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/community/publications.htm

U.S. EPA/CDC/ATSDR Federal Grants Guide for Community Environmental and Public Health Activities. EPA, CDC and ATSDR developed this federal grants guide to provide information on current funding opportunities that are available nationwide and are related to meeting environmental and public health goals. The guide is targeted to community groups, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, state and local governments and tribes that are working on projects related to identifying, monitoring and cleaning up toxics in their communities. http://www.epa.gov/air/care/documents/EPA_CDC_ATSDR_Grants_Guide_web_061708.pdf

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU). PEHSUs form a respected network of experts in children's environmental health; created to ensure that children and communities have access to, often at no cost, special medical knowledge and resources for children faced with a health risk due to a natural or human-made environmental hazard. PEHSUs can also provide training and case studies on environmental health issues. http://www.aoec.org/PEHSU.htm exiting EPA

Community Planning and Development Technical Assistance. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CPD Technical Assistance program provides front-end assistance to help grass roots organizations successfully access and utilize HUD's programs and resources. These resources will enable neighborhoods and communities that have the greatest need to achieve the highest level of performance and results in a variety of community development program areas. http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/about/cpdta/ exiting EPA

Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Technical Assistance. http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/faith_based/technical_assistance exiting EPA

U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. The U.S. Institute's mission is to help resolve environmental disputes that involve the federal government, by providing mediation, training and related services. Even if your issue does not involve a federal government interest, the Institute also offers an online roster of qualified environmental conflict resolution practitioners across the country as well as a list of training opportunities. http://www.ecr.gov/HowWeWork/HowWeWork.aspx exiting EPA

Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE). EPA competitive grant program that offers an innovative way for a community to organize and take action to reduce toxic pollution in its local environment. This website also provides the CARE Resource Guide, a tool to help you find information related to community-based environmental protection, and listing of other documents that provide information about, and are relevant to the CARE program. http://www.epa.gov/care/

EPA Brownfields Program. EPA's Brownfields Program provides direct funding for brownfields assessment, cleanup, revolving loans and environmental job training. To facilitate the leveraging of public resources, EPA's Brownfields Program collaborates with other EPA programs, other federal partners, and state agencies to identify and make available resources that can be used for brownfields activities. In addition to direct brownfields funding, EPA also provides technical information on brownfields financing matters. http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/grant_info/index.htm

National Public Health Training Centers Network (PHTC). The Health Resources and Services Administration exiting EPA(HRSA)-funded Public Health Training Centers (PHTC) are partnerships between accredited schools of public health, related academic institutions and public health agencies and organizations. The PHTC Program has an online training database with courses that address basic core competencies in public health, epidemiology, health communication, cultural competency and health disparities, to name a few. Most training is online and free of charge. http://www.asph.org/phtc/search-new.cfm exiting EPA

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PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

EPA Public Involvement Policy. http://www.epa.gov/publicinvolvement/policy2003/index.htm

For Generations to Come: A leadership Guide to Renewing Public School Buildings. 21st Century School Fund. http://www.21csf.org/csf-home/Documents/Organizing_Manual.pdf exiting EPA

Superfund Community Involvement Web Site. EPA. The goal of Superfund community involvement is to advocate and strengthen early and meaningful community participation during Superfund cleanups. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/community/

Superfund Community Involvement Tool Kit. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/community/toolkit.htm

The Model Plan for Public Participation. National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC). http://www.epa.gov/projctxl/nejac.htm

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (Also see Capacity Building)

Technical Assistance Service for Communities (TASC). EPA. Program provides technical assistance to communities with Superfund or RCRA regulated sites. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/community/tasc/

Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB). EPA. EPA has funded four centers that communities may call on to better understand the brownfields program, the grant application process as well as the activities needed to assess and cleanup sites. http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/tools/tab_bifold.pdf

Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs). EPA. Provides money for activities that help your community participate in decision making at eligible Superfund sites. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/community/tag/

National Clean Diesel Campaign. EPA. Provides grants and training for reduction of air pollutant emissions from diesel school buses, including retrofits and anti-idling. http://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/ Specific grant information can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/grantfund.htm.

Community Based Air Toxic Projects. EPA. EPA provides grants for communities to assess impacts from air toxics. These grants can be for focused community projects (http://www.epa.gov/air/toxicair/community/) or community wide assessments (http://www.epa.gov/care/).

School Air Toxics Monitoring Initiative. EPA. Assessment of outdoor air concentrations of pollutants across the United States. This program provides information on how to measure pollutant concentrations and assess the potential impacts of these pollutants. http://www.epa.gov/schoolair/

EPA Smart Growth Grants. The EPA Smart Growth program sometimes offers grants to support activities that improve the quality of development and protect human health and the environment. http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/grants/index.htm

U.S. EPA Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN). The Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN) website provides information and online webinars/training about innovative treatment and site characterization technologies regarding hazardous waste remediation, as well as information on common contaminants found at hazardous waste sites. It describes programs, organizations, publications, and other tools developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but is intended as a forum for all waste remediation stakeholders. http://www.clu-in.org/ exiting EPA

U.S. EPA Office of Brownfield and Land Revitalization All Appropriate Inquires. The EPA published a final rule setting federal standards for the conduct of all appropriate inquiries. The final rule establishes specific regulatory requirements for conducting all appropriate inquiries into the previous ownership, uses and environmental conditions of a property for the purposes of qualifying for certain landowner liability protections under CERCLA. The final rule went into effect on November 1, 2006, one year following the date of publication. This website provides the final rule and preamble as well as a fact sheet and text of a public listening session conducted on March 17, 2010. http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/aai/

U.S. EPA Office of Water Capacity Building Resources. This website is designed to assist groups in developing knowledge by providing a compendium of Web-based and printed resources and tools. http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/outreach/capacity_index.cfm

U.S. EPA Superfund Community Involvement Publications. This section contains EPA publications for community members at Superfund sites. These publications include information about how EPA determines the risk at a site, how to get detailed reports about the site in your area, and how EPA supports reuse of sites after they have been cleaned up. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/community/publications.htm

U.S. EPA/CDC/ATSDR Federal Grants Guide for Community Environmental and Public Health Activities. EPA, CDC and ATSDR developed this federal grants guide to provide information on current funding opportunities that are available nationwide and are related to meeting environmental and public health goals. The guide is targeted to community groups, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, state and local governments and tribes that are working on projects related to identifying, monitoring and cleaning up toxics in their communities. http://www.epa.gov/air/care/documents/EPA_CDC_ATSDR_Grants_Guide_web_061708.pdf

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU). PEHSUs form a respected network of experts in children's environmental health; created to ensure that children and communities have access to, often at no cost, special medical knowledge and resources for children faced with a health risk due to a natural or human-made environmental hazard. PEHSUs can also provide training and case studies on environmental health issues. http://www.aoec.org/PEHSU.htm exiting EPA

National Public Health Training Centers Network (PHTC). The Health Resources and Services Administration exiting EPA(HRSA)-funded Public Health Training Centers (PHTC) are partnerships between accredited schools of public health, related academic institutions and public health agencies and organizations. The PHTC Program has an online training database with courses that address basic core competencies in public health, epidemiology, health communication, cultural competency and health disparities, to name a few. Most training is online and free of charge. http://www.asph.org/phtc/search-new.cfm exiting EPA

Community Planning and Development Technical Assistance. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CPD Technical Assistance program provides front-end assistance to help grass roots organizations successfully access and utilize HUD's programs and resources. These resources will enable neighborhoods and communities that have the greatest need to achieve the highest level of performance and results in a variety of community development program areas. http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/about/cpdta/ exiting EPA

Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Technical Assistance. http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/faith_based/technical_assistance exiting EPA
The Center works with HUD field and program offices to offer over 40 organizational capacity building workshops annually around the country. These one- and two-day trainings are designed for smaller grassroots non-profits seeking to strengthen their effectiveness by covering the following topics:

U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. The U.S. Institute's mission is to help resolve environmental disputes that involve the federal government, by providing mediation, training and related services. Even if your issue does not involve a federal government interest, the Institute also offers an online roster of qualified environmental conflict resolution practitioners across the country as well as a list of training opportunities. http://www.ecr.gov/HowWeWork/HowWeWork.aspx exiting EPA

Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE). EPA. EPA competitive grant program that offers an innovative way for a community to organize and take action to reduce toxic pollution in its local environment. This website also provides the CARE Resource Guide, a tool to help you find information related to community-based environmental protection, and listing of other documents that provide information about, and are relevant to the CARE program. http://www.epa.gov/care/

EPA Brownfields Program. EPA's Brownfields Program provides direct funding for brownfields assessment, cleanup, revolving loans and environmental job training. To facilitate the leveraging of public resources, EPA's Brownfields Program collaborates with other EPA programs, other federal partners, and state agencies to identify and make available resources that can be used for brownfields activities. In addition to direct brownfields funding, EPA also provides technical information on brownfields financing matters. http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/grant_info/index.htm

World Health Organization, Health Impact Assessment page. http://www.who.int/hia/en/ exiting EPA

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Impact Assessment page. http://www.cdc.gov/healthyplaces/hia.htm exiting EPA

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RISK COMMUNICATION

Risk Communication in Action: the tools of message mapping. EPA. 2007. http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/pubs/625r06012/625r06012.pdf

Center for Risk Communication. http://www.centerforriskcommunication.com/ exiting EPA

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ENERGY

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

ENERGY STAR for Schools. http://www.energystar.gov/K-12 exiting EPA

Design to Earn the ENERGY STAR. http://www.energystar.gov/newbuildingdesign exiting EPA

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HYDRO POWER

Hydropower Dams. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. http://www.ferc.gov/industries/industries.asp exiting EPA

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RENEWABLE ENERGY

EPA Maps for Renewable Energy Generation. (With Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) - Maps for Energy Generation (Solar, Wind, etc.) http://www.epa.gov/renewableenergyland/maps_incentives.htm

EPA Green Power Partnership. The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that supports the organizational procurement of green power by offering expert advice, technical support, tools and resources. http://www.epa.gov/grnpower/index.htm

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT

DISPARITIES (See Environmental Justice)

CLEANUP REGULATIONS AND PROCESSES

Federal Cleanup Programs. EPA. Laws and regulatory authorities governing cleanup of contaminated sites. http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/

State Agency Waste Management Program Links. Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO). Easy access to the waste management websites for each of the 50 states, by topic. http://www.astswmo.org/Pages/Resources/State_Agency_Links.htm exiting EPA

Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. EPA. Provides general information regarding all of EPA’s land cleanup programs as well as the laws, policy and technical information regarding risks of hazardous wastes and community outreach tools to involve communities in the cleanup process. http://www.epa.gov/oswer/index.htm

Land Revitalization Website. EPA. Information on EPA land revitalization issues across EPA land cleanup program boundaries. http://www.epa.gov/landrevitalization/index.htm

Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization. EPA. Contains a wide range of information on brownfields, including links to grant funding, laws, regulations, and success stories. http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/

Superfund community involvement website. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/community/ webpage

State laws and regulations. http://www.envcap.org/statetools/ exiting EPA

Tribal Brownfield Programs. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/state_tribal/tribe_progs.htm

Federal Environmental Laws and Regulations for Tribal Programs. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/tribal/

Superfund site characterization guidance. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/cleanup/schar.htm

Superfund program risk assessment process. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/oswer/riskassessment/superfund_toxicity.htm

Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (RCRA) Cleanup Program. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/correctiveaction/index.htm

Office of Superfund. EPA. http://epa.gov/superfund

Office of Underground Storage Tanks. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/swerust1/

Preliminary Remediation Goals. Preliminary remediation goals (PRGs) generally are chemical-specific concentration goals for specific media (e.g., soil, sediment, water and air) and land use combinations at CERCLA sites. They are intended to serve as a point of departure in the remedy selection process and generally are used as a target in conjunction with site-specific information (e.g., exposure frequency) during the initial development, analysis, and selection of cleanup alternatives. As discussed in the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) (40 CFR 300.430(e)(2)(i)) preliminary remediation goals are typically developed from readily available information. Preliminary remediation goals should be modified, as necessary, when more site-specific information becomes available (e.g., exposure frequency). Draft Recommended Interim Preliminary Remediation Goals for Dioxin in Soil at CERCLA and RCRA Sites. Federal Register: January 7, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 4, Page 984-986) http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-16.htm exiting EPA

AEHS Foundation 2003 Survey of States' Soil and Ground water Cleanup Standards. http://www.aehsfoundation.org/State--Surveys.aspx exiting EPA

Cleanups in My Community. EPA. http://iaspub.epa.gov/Cleanups/.

CERCLA Response Actions. EPA Guidance on Conducting Non-Time Critical Removal Actions under CERCLA. 1993. Removal responses are common at Superfund Sites when the contamination poses an immediate threat to human health and the environment. Removals are classified as either time-critical or non-time-critical depending on the extent and type of contamination. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/policy/remedy/sfremedy/overview/removal.htm

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ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS

Tribal Schools Compliance Assistance Notebook. Developed under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Indian Country Initiative, this website links to information designed to help all schools understand how to comply with major environmental requirements that apply to schools. http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/TRIBAL.NSF/Programs/Tribal+Schools

Campus Environnemental Resource Center (Campus ERC). Compliance Assistance Center designed for educational facilities. Provides information about environmental responsibilities, such as waste management, asbestos removal, and drinking water and requirements related to chemistry laboratories or dining halls, and how best to meet them. http://www.campuserc.org exiting EPA. Find all the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sponsored Compliance Assistance Centers at http://www.assistancecenters.net exiting EPA.

Local Government Environmental Assistance Network. Compliance Assistance Center for local government operations. Provides information about environmental responsibilities, such as waste management, air issues, drinking water, and financing. http://www.lgean.org/ exiting EPA. Find all the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sponsored Compliance Assistance Centers at http://www.assistancecenters.net. exiting EPA

Key Potential Violations of Federal EPA Regulations at K-12 Schools. EPA Region 2, 2009. This list can serve as a checklist to help schools identify common compliance issues and identify where they may need to improve their performance. http://www.epa.gov/region02/children/k12/potentialviolationsatschools.pdf

Financing for Environmental Compliance. EPA Office of Compliance. Step-by-step financial planning process to help communities determine capital asset technical and financial needs and find specific resources to meet their compliance goals. This website is designed to help municipalities maintain their environmental compliance or return to compliance. http://www.epa.gov/compliance/assistance/financing/index.html

Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT). EPA. Software tool helps school districts track and manage environmental conditions school by school, including critical elements of all of Environmental Protection Agency's environmental regulatory and voluntary programs for schools. http://www.epa.gov/schools/healthyseat/index.html

COMPASS Compliance Assistance Newsletter: Educational Facilities Edition. EPA, Office of Compliance, 2006. Summarizes various topics related to improving environmental compliance and performance at educational facilities with links and contacts for additional information. http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/newsletters/assistance/cacompassvol2no2.pdf

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ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Growth and Disparity: A Decade of Public School Construction. Building Educational Success Together (BEST). 2006. This document highlights inequalities in public education infrastructure and provides empirical data for construction disparities due to family income, community income as well as race and ethnicity. http://www.21csf.org/csf-home/publications/BEST-Growth-Disparity-2006.pdf exiting EPA

Healthy Schools: A Major Front in the Fight for Environmental Justice. Daria Neal. Environmental Law. March 22, 2008. http://www.elawreview.org/elaw/382/healthy_schols_a_major_front.html exiting EPA

EPA Environmental Justice Grants. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2009. This website provides guidelines and eligibility requirements for both the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program and the Environmental Small Grants Program. These grant programs provide funding for local environmental and/or public health issues. http://www.epa.gov/compliance/environmentaljustice/grants/index.html

Environmental Justice in Waste Programs. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2009. This website provides U.S. EPA’s definition of environmental justice and an overview of U.S. EPA’s documentation on environmental justice. http://www.epa.gov/oswer/ej/index.html

State Policies and School Facilities: How States Can Support or Undermine Neighborhood Schools and Community Preservation. Constance E. Beaumont, National Trust for Historic Preservation, May 2003, page 12. http://www.preservationnation.org/issues/historic-schools/additional-resources/schools_state_policies.pdf exiting EPA

Enterprise Schools and Communities. The Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. http://www.enterprisecommunity.org/resources/schools_and_communities/default.asp exiting EPA

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONAL

Guide to Selecting a Consultant. June 2001. California Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control. http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/SiteCleanup/Brownfields/upload/PUB_SMP_Guide-to-Selecting-a-Consultant.pdf exiting EPA

All Appropriate Inquiries Rule: Definition Of Environmental Professional. EPA’s CERCLA regulations define the qualifications of an “environmental professional” engaged to perform “All Appropriate Inquiries” studies (40 CFR 312.10(b)). http://epa.gov/brownfields/aai/ep_deffactsheet.pdf
Massachusetts Licensed site professional program: http://www.mass.gov/dep/cleanup/licensed.htm exiting EPA

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ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PROCESS (Also see All Appropriate Inquiry Standard)

ASTM E 1527-05 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process. http://www.astm.org/Standards/E1527.htm exiting EPA

ASTM E 1903-11 (2002) Standard Guide for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Process. http://www.astm.org/Standards/E1903.htm exiting EPA

ASTM E 1528-06 Standard Practice for Limited Environmental Due Diligence: Transaction Screen Process. http://www.astm.org/Standards/E1528.htm exiting EPA

California Site Review Process. California Department Of Education. Information that relates to the Education Code sections that define the criteria that new school sites and new construction and modernization plans funded by the state are required to meet to be approved. http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/fa/sf/sitereview.asp exiting EPA

California School Site Selection and Approval Guide. California Department Of Education. The primary purpose of this guide is to help school districts make the wisest school site selection possible. http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/fa/sf/schoolsiteguide.asp exiting EPA

California Brownfields Reuse. California Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control. http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/SiteCleanup/Brownfields/index exiting EPA

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LONG-TERM STEWARDSHIP

Long-term Stewardship Task Force Report and the Development of Implementation Options for the Task Force Recommendations. EPA. Long-term stewardship applies to sites and properties where long-term management of contaminated environmental media is necessary to protect human health and the environment over time. EPA formed the long-term stewardship Task Force in 2004 to evaluate the state of long-term stewardship across its various waste cleanup programs. The Task Force released this report to address a variety of challenges facing EPA and its partners responsible for ensuring long-term stewardship. http://www.epa.gov/landrecycling/ltstf_report/index.htm

Citizen's Guide to Understanding Institutional Controls. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/fedfac/pdf/ic_ctzns_guide.pdf

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RISK ASSESSMENT

EPA Risk Assessment Portal. http://www.epa.gov/riskassessment/

Superfund program risk assessment process. http://www.epa.gov/oswer/riskassessment/superfund_toxicity.htm

Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). Information on the effects of specific chemicals on human health. http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/iris/index.cfm?fuseaction=iris.showSubstanceList

Guidance for Assessing Exposures and Health Risks at Existing and Proposed School Sites. California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Evaluation. California Environmental Protection Agency. http://www.oehha.ca.gov/public_info/public/kids/schools2604.html exiting EPA

Guidance for School Site Risk Assessment Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 901(f). February 2004. Integrated Risk Assessment Section. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. California Environmental Protection Agency. http://www.oehha.ca.gov/public_info/public/kids/pdf/SchoolscreenFinal.pdf exiting EPA

California Air Resources Board Air Quality and Land Use Handbook. 2005. http://www.arb.ca.gov/ch/handbook.pdf exiting EPA

Air Quality Issues in School Site Selection Guidance Document. June 2005 (revised May 2007). South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). http://www.aqmd.gov/prdas/aqguide/doc/School_Guidance.pdf exiting EPA

ATSDR Brownfield/Land Reuse Site Tool. This tool is a rapid site screening and multiple chemical exposure dose calculating tool that allows users to assess sites by past/future use, institutional controls, sensitive populations and suspected or confirmed contamination. http://www.epa.gov/region5brownfields/pdf/bf-sitetool-flyer-072109.pdf

Railyards Health Risk Assessment and Mitigation Measures. California Air Resources Board (CARB). http://www.arb.ca.gov/railyard/hra/hra.htm exiting EPA

Community-Focused Exposure and Risk Screening Tool (C-FERST). C-FERST is intended to assist communities with the challenge of identifying and prioritizing community environmental health issues, incorporating the latest research on the science of estimating human exposure to toxic substances in the environment. http://www.epa.gov/heasd/c-ferst/

Community Based Risk Assessment (CBRA). Different communities face different exposures to chemical and non-chemical stressors. Some communities may be more vulnerable to such stressors due to genetics, social or other environmental factors. For many years, the environmental justice movement and local communities have been asking EPA to assess cumulative exposures. Therefore, CBRA is an attempt to address exposures and environmental health risks in real world contexts. http://www.epa.gov/ncer/cbra/about.html

Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Tool (RVAT). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Coastal Services Center. Helps communities identify risks of injury, damage or loss from natural hazards. http://www.csc.noaa.gov/rvat/ exiting EPA

Air Toxics Hot Spots Program Guidance Manual for Preparation of Health Risk Assessments. California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Guidelines for conducting health risk assessments under the Air Toxics Hot Spots Program (CA Health and Safety Code Section 44360 (b) (2)). http://oehha.ca.gov/air/hot_spots/HRAguidefinal.html exiting EPA

Risk Screening Environmental Indicators Tool (RSEI). EPA. RSEI is computer-based screening tool developed by EPA that analyzes risk factors to put Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) release data into a chronic health context. http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/rsei/

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SAMPLING (Also see Vapor Intrusion/VOCs, All Appropriate Inquiry Standard, Cleanup Regulations and Processes)

Interim Guidance Evaluation of School Sites with Potential Soil Contamination as a Result of Lead from Lead-based Paint, Organochlorine Pesticides from Termiticides, and Polychlorinated Biphenyls from Electrical Transformers. California EPA. Revised June 9, 06. Guidance on limited lead-based paint, pesticide, and poly-chlorinated biphenyl sampling. http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/Schools/upload/Guidance_Lead_Contamination_060912.pdf exiting EPA

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SITE CHARACTERIZATION (Also see Vapor Intrusion/VOCs, All Appropriate Inquiry Standard, Cleanup Regulations and Processes)

EPA hazardous waste site characterization guidance. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/cleanup/schar.htm

Superfund program risk assessment process. http://www.epa.gov/oswer/riskassessment/superfund_toxicity.htm

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ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS

AIR POLLUTION (See also Roads, Risk Assessment, Maps and Mapping)

California Air Resources Board Air Quality and Land Use Handbook (2005). Reference guide for evaluating and reducing air pollution impacts associated with new projects that go through the land use decision-making process. http://www.arb.ca.gov/ch/landuse.htm exiting EPA

South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Air Quality Issues in School Site Selection Guidance Document. June 2005 (revised May 2007). Provides suggested policies that school districts can use to prevent or reduce potential air pollution impacts and protect the health of their students and staff. http://www.aqmd.gov/prdas/aqguide/doc/School_Guidance.pdf exiting EPA

Recommended Protocol for Evaluating the Location of Sensitive Land Uses Adjacent to Major Roadways. Version 3, January 2010. Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District. http://www.airquality.org/ceqa/RoadwayProtocol.shtml exiting EPA

National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA). EPA. Provides information on air toxics related sources and emissions. http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/natamain/

AirData: Access to Air Pollutant Data. EPA. The AirData website gives you access to both air monitoring and emissions inventory air pollution data for both criteria air pollutants as well as hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) for the entire United States, producing reports and maps of air pollution data based on criteria that users specify. http://www.epa.gov/air/data/index.html

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). EPA. TRI is a publicly available EPA database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and waste management activities reported annually by certain industries as well as federal facilities. http://www.epa.gov/tri/

EPA AirNow. Local air quality conditions and forecasts. http://www.airnow.gov/ exiting EPA

EPA Human Exposure Model (HEM). Used primarily for performing risk assessments for major point sources (usually producers or large users of specified chemicals) of air toxics. The HEM only addresses the inhalation pathway of exposure, and is designed to predict risks associated with emitted chemicals in the ambient air (i.e., in the vicinity of an emitting facility but beyond the facility's property boundary). http://www.epa.gov/ttn/fera/human_hem.html

EPA Community Air Screening How-To Manual. This how-to manual was written for use by a community partnership committee that includes both non-technical community residents and leaders as well as technical experts. The manual describes a process that utilizes input from a wide variety of community stakeholders. It is organized into two parts; a general overview for all members of the partnership and a technical guide with detailed information for the experts who will be carrying out technical aspects of the screening, such as air dispersion modeling. http://www.epa.gov/oppt/cahp/pubs/howto.htm

Air Toxics Hot Spots Program Guidance Manual for Preparation of Health Risk Assessments. California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Guidelines for conducting health risk assessments under the Air Toxics Hot Spots Program (CA Health and Safety Code Section 44360 (b) (2)). http://oehha.ca.gov/air/hot_spots/HRAguidefinal.html exiting EPA

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ARSENIC

Safewater: Private Drinking Water Wells. EPA. EPA regulates public water systems; it does not have the authority to regulate private drinking water wells. Approximately 15 percent of Americans, as well as a similar percentage of schools, rely on their own private drinking water supplies, and these supplies are not subject to EPA standards, although some state and local governments do set rules to protect users of these wells. http://www.epa.gov/safewater/privatewells/index2.html

Arsenic in Drinking Water. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/safewater/arsenic/index.html

Private Drinking Water Wells. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/safewater/privatewells/index2.html

Toxicity and Exposure Assessment for Children's Health (TEACH), Chemical Summary for Arsenic. EPA. This TEACH Chemical Summary is a compilation of information derived primarily from U.S. EPA and ATSDR resources, and the TEACH Database. The TEACH Database contains summaries of research studies pertaining to developmental exposure and/or health effects for each chemical or chemical group. http://www.epa.gov/teach/chem_summ/Arsenic_summary.pdf

ATSDR ToxFAQs Arsenic. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions (FAQs) about arsenic. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts2.html#bookmark05 exiting EPA

ASTM D2972 - 08 Standard Test Methods for Arsenic in Water. ASTM International. This test method covers the determination of dissolved and total recoverable arsenic in most waters and waste waters in the range from 5 to 250 g/L of arsenic. http://www.astm.org/Standards/D2972.htm exiting EPA

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ASBESTOS (Also see Natural Hazards)

EPA Asbestos in Schools. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/pubs/asbestos_in_schools.html

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CHEMICALS IN SCHOOLS

The SC3 Tool Kit. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/partnerships/sc3/toolkit.htm

SC3 Resources Page. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/partnerships/sc3/resources.htm

The SC3 Workbook. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/partnerships/sc3/pdfs/workbk.pdf

The SC3 Fact Sheet. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/partnerships/sc3/pdfs/sc3.pdf

SC3's Green Cleaning Fact Sheet. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/partnerships/sc3/pdfs/green-clean.pdf

Pollution Prevention Measures for Safer School Laboratories, a toolkit developed by EPA R8 and Roche Colorado. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/region8/humanhealth/children/pdf/1PreventiveMeasuresToolKit.pdf

CPSC and NIOSH School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2007-107/pdfs/2007-107.pdf exiting EPA

Chemical Management Resource Guide for School Administrators. http://www.epa.gov/oppt/pubs/chemmgmt/index.html

Guidelines for Apply the School Prohibited and Restricted Chemicals List. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/cp/Institutions/schools/ChemsInSchools/GuideanceSchoolProhibit_RestrictLists.pdf exiting EPA

Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/cp/ exiting EPA

State Board of Health Governing Schools: Appendix A and Appendix B. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/regulations/consumer/101006schools.pdf exiting EPA

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LEAD

Addressing Lead at Superfund Sites Guidance. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/health/contaminants/lead/guidance.htm

Toxicological Profile for Lead. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 2007. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp13.pdf exiting EPA

Memorandum: OSWER Directive: Revised Interim Soil Lead Guidance for CERCLA Sites and RCRA Corrective Action Facilities. EPA.  http://www.epa.gov/superfund/health/contaminants/lead/products/oswerdir.pdf

Residential Lead Hazard Standards - TSCA Section 403. EPA. 2001. http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadhaz.htm

EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm

Lead in Schools and Drinking Water. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/ne/eco/drinkwater/schoolsnh2o.html

3 Ts Program for Lead Testing in Drinking Water in your School. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw000/schools/guidance.html

Testing Schools and Child Care Facilities for Lead in Drinking Water. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw000/lead/testing.htm

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MERCURY

Mercury Web Page. EPA. http://epa.gov/mercury

Mercury Regulations and Standards. EPA. Incorporates number of sources that highlight guidelines regulating mercury. http://www.epa.gov/hg/regs.htm#regs

Mercury in Schools Case Studies. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/mercury/casestudies.htm

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MOLD

EPA Mold Page. http://www.epa.gov/mold/index.html

Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/mold/mold_remediation.html

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PCBS (POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS)

Proper Maintenance, Removal, and Disposal of PCB-Containing Fluorescent Light Ballasts. EPA. 2011. http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/tsd/pcbs/pubs/ballasts.htm

PCBs in Building Caulk. EPA. 2009. http://www.epa.gov/pcbsincaulk

Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Site Revitalization Guidance. EPA. 2005. http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/tsd/pcbs/pubs/pcb-guid3-06.pdf

Guidance on Remedial Actions for Superfund Sites with PCB Contamination. EPA. 1990. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/resources/remedy/pdf/540g-90007-s.pdf

PCB Q and A Manual. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/tsd/pcbs/pubs/qacombined.pdf

Toxicological Profile for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 2000. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp17.html exiting EPA

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PESTICIDES

Pesticides: Health and Safety, Protecting Children. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/children.htm

Spray Drift and Volatilization of Pesticides. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/factsheets/spraydrift.htm

Soil Fumigant Toolbox. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/reregistration/soil_fumigants/

Pesticide Drift. California Department of Pesticide Regulations. http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/dept/comguide/drift_excerpt.pdf exiting EPA

Kern County, CA School Buffer Zone Restrictions for Agricultural Spraying. Effective January 1, 2010. http://www.kernag.com/dept/news/2009/school-buffer-notice-10-29-09.pdf exiting EPA

New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC), Pesticide Control Regulations. 7:30-10.2(k) states that community or areawide pesticide applications for the control of gypsy moths must not occur during normal student commuting times, as determined by the local school district, within two miles of a school including part or all of grades K through 8 and within two and one-half miles of a school including part or all of grades 9 through 12. NJAC 7:30-10.6(q) restricts aerial applications 300 horizontal feet around any school property when people are on school property. http://www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/pcp/pcp-regs.htm exiting EPA

U.S. Geological Survey, Pesticide National Synthesis Report. http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/pnsp/usage/maps/ exiting EPA

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RADON

Radon in Schools. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/index.html#schools

Map of Radon Zones. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/radon/zonemap.html

Radon Web Site. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/radon/index.html

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VAPOR INTRUSION/VOCs

Brownfields Technology Primer: Vapor Intrusion Considerations for Redevelopment. http://www.brownfieldstsc.org/pdfs/BTSC%20Vapor%20Intrusion%20Considerations%20for%20Redevelopment%20EPA%20542-R-08-0011.pdf exiting EPA

ASTM E2600 - 08 Standard Practice for Assessment of Vapor Intrusion into Structures on Property Involved in Real Estate Transactions. http://www.astm.org/Standards/E2600.htm exiting EPA

Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council. Vapor Intrusion guidance documents address investigating and evaluating the vapor intrusion pathway, data evaluation and mitigation. http://www.itrcweb.org/guidancedocument.asp?TID=49 exiting EPA

Vapor Intrusion Pathway: A Practical Guideline. January 2007. Provides a generalized framework for evaluating the vapor intrusion pathway and describes the various tools available for investigation, data evaluation and mitigation. http://www.itrcweb.org/Documents/VI-1.pdf exiting EPA

Vapor Intrusion Pathway: Investigative Approaches for Typical Scenarios. A Supplement to VI-1. January 2007. Describes applicable approaches for evaluating the vapor intrusion pathway in six typical scenarios. http://www.itrcweb.org/Documents/VI-1A.pdf exiting EPA

User's Guide for Evaluating Subsurface Vapor Intrusion into Buildings. EPA. December 2004. http://www.epa.gov/oswer/riskassessment/airmodel/pdf/2004_0222_3phase_users_guide.pdf

Guidance for the Evaluation and Mitigation of Subsurface Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air. California Department of Toxic Substances Control. http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/assessingrisk/upload/herd_pol_eval_subsurface_vapor_intrusion_interim_final.pdf exiting EPA

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HEALTH

CHILDREN'S HEALTH

California Air Resources Board Air Quality and Land Use Handbook. (2005). http://www.arb.ca.gov/ch/handbook.pdf exiting EPA

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Adolescent and School Health. CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) promotes the health and well-being of children and adolescents to enable them to become healthy and productive adults. http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/ exiting EPA

EPA Office of Children's Health Protection. http://www.epa.gov/children

EPA Children's Health, Toxicity and Exposure Assessment for Children's Health (TEACH). http://www.epa.gov/teach/

EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/iris/index.cfm

National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Children's Health. http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/population/children/index.cfm exiting EPA

American Academy of Pediatrics. http://www.aap.org/ exiting EPA

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU). PEHSUs form a respected network of experts in children's environmental health; created to ensure that children and communities have access to, often at no cost, special medical knowledge and resources for children faced with a health risk due to a natural or human-made environmental hazard. http://www.aoec.org/PEHSU.htm exiting EPA

National Policy & Legal Analysis Network (NPLAN) to Prevent Childhood Obesity. http://www.nplanonline.org/nplan/schools exiting EPA

National Surveillance for Asthma - United States, 1980-2004. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, October 19, 2007/ 56(SS08); 1-14; 18-54, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5608a1.htm exiting EPA

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HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENTS

CDC health impact assessment web page. http://www.cdc.gov/healthyplaces/hia.htm exiting EPA

Health Impact Assessment Clearinghouse. UCLA. Information clearinghouse on Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for practitioners, public health, planning and environmental professionals, public officials and community members. http://www.hiaguide.org/ exiting EPA

Health Impact Assessment. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/hia/en/ exiting EPA

Health Impact Assessment. National Association of City and County Health Officials. NACCHO has compiled a list exiting EPA of links that pertain to HIA. Some of these websites have a thorough resource database on HIAs with toolkits, research, and proven examples of HIA, while others may contain only a single report on HIA or a bibliography with references to other documents on HIA. http://www.naccho.org/topics/environmental/landuseplanning/HIA.cfm exiting EPA

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LAND USES

AGRICULTURAL GROWING AREAS (See Pesticides)

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AIRPORTS

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Noise Exposure Maps (NEMS). The Vision 100-Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act (Public Law 108-176) required FAA to "make noise exposure and land use information from noise exposure maps [prepared under 14 CFR part 150] available to the public via the Internet on its website in an appropriate format. http://www.faa.gov/airports/environmental/airport_noise/noise_exposure_maps/ exiting EPA

Airport Noise Compatibility Planning Toolkit. Federal Aviation Administration. http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/apl/noise_emissions/planning_toolkit/ exiting EPA

Control of Air Pollution from Aircraft and Aircraft Engines; Emission Standards and Test Procedures. (published November 17, 2005) Emission standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) for new commercial aircraft engines. These standards are equivalent to the NOx emission standards of the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). http://www.epa.gov/otaq/aviation.htm

School Site Evaluation Criteria. CA Code of Regulations Title 21 Division 2.5 Chapter 2.1. California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics. http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/planning/aeronaut/documents/Regs_School_Site_Eval_Criteria.pdf exiting EPA

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BROWNFIELDS (Also see Cleanup Regulations and Processes)

Land Revitalization Web Site. EPA. Information on EPA land revitalization issues across EPA land cleanup program boundaries. http://www.epa.gov/landrevitalization/index.htm

Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization. EPA. Contains a wide range of information on brownfields, including links to grant funding, laws, regulations and success stories. http://www.epa.gov/brownfields

Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB). EPA. EPA has funded four centers that communities may call on to better understand the brownfields program, the grant application process as well as the activities needed to assess and cleanup sites. http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/tools/tab_bifold.pdf

ATSDR Brownfield/Land Reuse Site Tool. EPA. This tool is a rapid site screening and multiple chemical exposure dose calculating tool that allows users to assess sites by past/future use, institutional controls, sensitive populations, and suspected or confirmed contamination. http://www.epa.gov/region5brownfields/pdf/bf-sitetool-flyer-072109.pdf

California Brownfields Reuse. California Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control. http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/SiteCleanup/Brownfields/index.cfm exiting EPA

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CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS

EPA National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Rules for Animal Feeding Operations. http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=7

EPA Regulatory Definition of Large, Medium and Small CAFOs. http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/sector_table.pdf

The Swine Farm Siting Act. North Carolina, NCGS 106 803(a)(2). Statute requires that swine houses or lagoons holding animal waste shall be located at least 2500 ft from any school, hospital, or church. http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/wq/sfzn/PDFNorthCarolina/PDFNCPollutionStatutesandCode/SwineFarmSitingAct.PDF exiting EPA

Asthma Symptoms Among Adolescents Who Attend Public Schools That Are Located Near Confined Swine Feeding Operations. Mirabelli et al., (2006). Study showed that children living or attending schools within half a mile of a CAFO have increased prevalence of asthma. See Pediatrics. 2006 Jul;118(1):e66-75. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/reprint/118/1/e66.pdf exiting EPA

Wyoming Law, Enrolled Act 49, 1997 Wyoming Legislature, also WS 35-11-302. Waste and manure management plans to prevent pollution of waters of the state, to minimize odors for public health concerns, pathogens and vectors capable of transporting infectious diseases and to specify land application requirements; (C) Setback requirements which will restrict the location and operation of structures housing swine and lagoons within: (II) One (1) mile of a public or private school without the consent of the school's board of trustees or board of directors. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx?file=titles/Title35/Title35.htm exiting EPA

Madera County (CA) Planning Department Interim Dairy Development Standard. 2005. http://www.madera-county.com/rma/archives/uploads/1129914227_Document_interimdairydevelopmentstandardsapril2005.pdf exiting EPA

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FORMERLY USED DEFENSE SITES (FUDS)

Inventory of Formerly Used Defense Sites. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. https://environment.usace.army.mil/what_we_do/fuds/inventory/ exiting EPA

Department of Defense Environmental Programs Annual Report to Congress. Department of Defense cleanup site locations, cleanup activities. http://deparc.xservices.com/deparc/do/home exiting EPA

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HIGHWAYS AND TRAFFIC

Recommended Protocol for Evaluating the Location of Sensitive Land Uses Adjacent to Major Roadways. Version 3. January 2010. Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District. http://www.airquality.org/ceqa/RoadwayProtocol.shtml exiting EPA

California Air Resources Board Air Quality and Land Use Handbook (2005). Reference guide for evaluating and reducing air pollution impacts associated with new projects that go through the land use decision-making process. http://www.arb.ca.gov/ch/landuse.htm exiting EPA

South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Air Quality Issues in School Site Selection Guidance Document. June 2005 (revised May 2007). Provides suggested policies that school districts can use to prevent or reduce potential air pollution impacts and protect the health of their students and staff. http://www.aqmd.gov/prdas/aqguide/doc/School_Guidance.pdf exiting EPA

Traffic-Related Air Pollution: A Critical Review of the Literature on Emissions, Exposure, and Health Effects; Special Report 17.Health Effects Institute. A Special Report of the Institute's Panel on the Health Effects of Traffic-Related Air Pollution. This report is the most comprehensive and systematic review to date of the scientific literature on emissions, exposure, and health effects from traffic-related air pollution. It includes conclusions about the populations exposed around major roads, the associations between exposure to air pollution from traffic and human health, and important remaining data gaps. http://pubs.healtheffects.org/view.php?id=334 exiting EPA

Sample Resolution: School District Governing Board Determinations and One Quarter Mile/500 Foot Findings for School Site Acquisition. California Department of Education, Education Code, Section 17213 and Public Resources Code Section 21151.8). http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/fa/sf/resolution17213.asp exiting EPA

Mobile Source Air Toxics Rule. EPA. Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants from Mobile Sources; 72 FR 8428, February 26, 2007. Regulatory Impact Analysis Chapter 3, Air Quality and Resulting Health and Welfare Effects of Air Pollution from Mobile Sources. http://www.epa.gov/otaq/regs/toxics/420r07002.pdf

Clean School Bus USA's National Idle-Reduction Campaign. EPA. Public information campaign that recognizes the important role of the school bus driver as a professional who is responsible for the safety and security of children. http://www.epa.gov/cleanschoolbus/antiidling.htm

2007 Highway Diesel Rule. EPA. In 2000, EPA moved forward on schedule with its rule to make heavy-duty trucks and buses run cleaner, and the Highway Diesel Rule (the "2007 Highway Rule"), was finalized in January 2001. Beginning with the 2007 model year, the harmful pollution from heavy-duty highway vehicles will be reduced by more than 90 percent. http://www.epa.gov/otaq/highway-diesel/index.htm

Distance Criteria for School Siting. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Revised December 10, 2008. http://www.lausd-oehs.org/docs/Misc/DistanceCriteriaTable%20Rev12_10_08.pdf exiting EPA

Linking Air Quality and Human Health. EPA, Office of Research and Development. Fact sheet on near-road research. http://epa.gov/airscience/pdf/ca-factsheet-roads.pdf

Summary of near-road pollutant gradients and factors affecting these concentrations. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/AMD/peer/handbook/J_Chapter_8.pdf

Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES). EPA. This new emission modeling system will estimate emissions for mobile sources covering a broad range of pollutants and allow multiple scale analysis. MOVES currently estimates emissions from cars, trucks and motorcycles. http://www.epa.gov/oms/models/moves/index.htm

Transportation Conformity Guidance for Qualitative Hot-spot Analyses in PM2.5 and PM10 Non-attainment and Maintenance Areas. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/oms/stateresources/transconf/policy/420b06902.pdf

Role of Vegetation in Mitigating Air Quality Impacts from Traffic Emissions. EPA. Proceedings of an April 27-28, 2010 workshop brought together representatives from government agencies, academia, state and local agencies, and environmental advocacy groups with expertise in air quality, urban forestry, and policy to review the current science and identify future activities in evaluating the potential role of vegetation in mitigating near-road air pollutant concentrations. http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/appcd/nearroadway/workshop.html

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INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES

U.S. EPA Toxics Release Inventory. http://www.epa.gov/tri/

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), State Emergency Response Commissions. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/epcra/serc_contacts.htm

Cameo/MARPLOT: Suite of four separate, integrated software applications. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/cameo/what.htm

EPA Toxicity and Exposure Assessment for Children's Health, Chemical Summary for Trichloroethylene. http://www.epa.gov/teach/chem_summ/TCE_summary.pdf

California Air Resources Board Air Quality and Land Use Handbook. 2005. http://www.arb.ca.gov/ch/landuse.htm exiting EPA

Distance Criteria for School Siting. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Revised December 10, 2008. http://www.lausd-oehs.org/docs/Misc/DistanceCriteriaTable%20Rev12_10_08.pdf exiting EPA

Design for the Environment Automotive Refinishing Partnership. EPA. The Design for the Environment (DfE) Program works in partnership with the auto refinishing (collision repair) industry and career/technical schools to encourage best practices and cost-effective technologies that reduce air toxics in the workplace and surrounding community. http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/projects/auto/

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LANDFILLS AND SUPERFUND SITES (Also see Cleanup Regulations and Processes)

Rhode Island School Construction Regulations, Sec. 1.05-2(4). http://www.ride.ri.gov/finance/funding/construction/Documents/FY08%20Housing%20Aid/Prior%20to%20May%2031%20Updates/School_Constr_Regs_FINAL.pdf exiting EPA

Distance Criteria for School Siting. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Revised December 10, 2008. http://www.lausd-oehs.org/docs/Misc/DistanceCriteriaTable%20Rev12_10_08.pdf exiting EPA

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MAPS AND MAPPING

MyEnvironment. EPA. The MyEnvironment search application is designed to provide a cross-section of environmental information based on the user's location. http://www.epa.gov/myenvironment/

Cleanups in My Community. EPA. http://iaspub.epa.gov/Cleanups/

Cleanup Sites Map Service. Terradex Inc. Working prototype of an environmental cleanup site finder which reads state and federal cleanup site data stores, and distills those sites with land use restrictions. http://support.csms.terradex.com/default.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 exiting EPA

Community Environmental Health. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/communityhealth/

AirExplorer. EPA. Air Explorer is a collection of user-friendly visualization tools for air quality analysts. The tools generate maps, graphs, and data tables dynamically. Currently, the tools access ambient criteria pollutant concentration data from EPA's Air Quality System (AQS) Data Mart. http://www.epa.gov/airexplorer/

AirData. EPA. The AirData website gives you access to air pollution data for the entire United States. AirData produces reports and maps of air pollution data based on criteria that you specify. http://www.epa.gov/air/data/

Non-Attainment Area Maps. Criteria Air Pollutants. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/air/data/nonat.html?us~USA~United%20States

Envirofacts. EPA. Envirofacts is a single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data. This website provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water and land anywhere in the United States. http://www.epa.gov/enviro/

EPA Map of Radon Zones. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/radon/zonemap.html

Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, Data and Mapping Homepage. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/owow/data.html

Department of Defense Cleanup site locations and activities. U.S. Department of Defense. http://deparc.xservices.com/deparc/do/home exiting EPA

Maps for Renewable Energy Generation. EPA and U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Maps for Energy Generation (Solar, Wind, etc.) http://www.epa.gov/renewableenergyland/maps_incentives.htm

U.S. Geological Survey, Pesticide National Synthesis Report. http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/pnsp/usage/maps/ exiting EPA

Mapcruzin. Free and open source GIS software applications, geography maps, geospatial data and shapefiles, tutorials and resources for students, cartographers, geographers, GIS professionals, neogeographers and neocartographers. http://www.mapcruzin.com/ exiting EPA

MapEcos. MapEcos is a map of United States facilities with information on pollution and improvement efforts. http://mapecos.org/map exiting EPA

School Attendance Boundary Information System. William and Mary University. The SABINS data infrastructure project is the first comprehensive effort to assemble, unify and disseminate digital GIS data of elementary, middle and high school catchment areas contained within school districts throughout the country. http://www.wm.edu/as/sabins/ exiting EPA

Surf Your Watershed. EPA. http://cfpub.epa.gov/surf/locate/index.cfm

TRI Tools. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/tri/tritools/

Google Earth. http://earth.google.com/ exiting EPA

Microsoft Virtual Earth. http://www.microsoft.com/maps/ exiting EPA

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MINING/MINE TAILINGS

U.S. Geological Survey. Minerals Information. http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/ exiting EPA

U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Surface Mining. http://www.osmre.gov/ exiting EPA

Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Abandoned Mine Lands. http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/Abandoned_Mine_Lands.html exiting EPA

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PIPELINES

Guidance Protocol, School Site Pipeline Risk. California Department of Education. http://www.cde.ca.gov/LS/fa/sf/protocol07.asp exiting EPA

U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA). http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/ exiting EPA

Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance. Pipeline and Hazardous Materiasl Safety Administration initiated and is supporting a collaborative effort by land use planning and pipeline safety stakeholders to consider and develop recommended practices related to protecting communities, protecting transmission pipelines, and communicating among stakeholders. http://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/comm/PIPA.htm?nocache=2916=2916 exiting EPA

We are all Safer. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). 1998. Contains recommendations for improving safety across all modes of transportation. Report Number SR-98 -01. http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/1998/sr9801.pdf exiting EPA

Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and Oil pipelines and Terminals. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. http://www.ferc.gov/industries/industries.asp exiting EPA

Distance Criteria for School Siting. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Revised December 10, 2008. http://www.lausd-oehs.org/docs/Misc/DistanceCriteriaTable%20Rev12_10_08.pdf exiting EPA

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PORTS

Distance Criteria for School Siting. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Revised December 10, 2008. http://www.lausd-oehs.org/docs/Misc/DistanceCriteriaTable%20Rev12_10_08.pdf exiting EPA

EPA Clean Ports USA Program. http://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/ports/index.htm

EPA Health Assessment Document for Diesel Engine Exhaust. http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=29060

Control of Emissions of Air Pollution from Locomotives and Marine Compression-Ignition Engines Less Than 30 Liters per Cylinder. May 6, 2008. http://www.epa.gov/otaq/marine.htm

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RAIL YARDS AND RAIL LINES

California School Facilities Construction Standards. Title 5, California Code of Regulations. Standards for Site Selection, Section 14010. http://www.cde.ca.gov/LS/fa/sf/title5regs.asp exiting EPA

California School Facilities Construction Standards. Title 5, California Code of Regulations. Standards for School Facilities Construction. http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/fa/sf/title5regs.asp exiting EPA

Railyards Health Risk Assessment and Mitigation Measures. California Air Resources Board (CARB). http://www.arb.ca.gov/railyard/hra/hra.htm exiting EPA

Safe Kids. http://www.usa.safekids.org/rail/ exiting EPA

Hazardous Substances Released During Rail Transit - 18 States, 2002-2007. Centers for Disease Control. MMWR June 8, 2007 / 56(22); 553-556 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5622a2.htm exiting EPA

Public Health Consequences from Hazardous Substances Acutely Released During Rail Transit --- South Carolina. Centers for Disease Control. 2005. Selected States, 1999-2004 MMWR January 28, 2005 / 54(03); 64-67 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5403a2.htm exiting EPA

Control of Emissions of Air Pollution from Locomotives and Marine Compression-Ignition Engines Less Than 30 Liters per Cylinder. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/otaq/locomotives.htm (published May 6, 2008)

Distance Criteria for School Siting. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Revised December 10, 2008. http://www.lausd-oehs.org/docs/Misc/DistanceCriteriaTable%20Rev12_10_08.pdf exiting EPA

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ROADS (See Highways and Traffic, Air Pollution)

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PLANNING

COMMUNITY PLANNING

An Appraisal Guide for Older and Historic School Facilities.Council of Educational Facility Planners International. 2005. http://www.cefpi.org/i4a/ams/amsstore/category.cfm?category_id=9 exiting EPA

Barriers to Children Walking To and From School: United States, 2004. Martin S and Carlson S. Journal of the American Medical Association, 294(17): 2160?2162, 2005. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5438a2.htm exiting EPA

Creating Connections: The CEFPI Guide for Educational Facility Planning. Council of Education Facility Planners International. 2004. http://www.cefpi.org/i4a/ams/amsstore/category.cfm?product_id=90 exiting EPA

Enterprise Schools and Communities. The Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. http://www.enterprisecommunity.org/resources/schools_and_communities/default.asp exiting EPA

Getting Started Locally. Safe Routes to School National Partnership. This website provides guidance for creating and sustaining a Safe Routes to School program that will get more kids walking and bicycling to and from schools in your community. http://www.saferoutespartnership.org/local/4191 exiting EPA

Growth and Disparity: A Decade of U.S. Public School Construction 1995-2004. Building Educational Success Together (BEST). 2006. http://www.21csf.org/csf-home/publications/BEST-Growth-Disparity-2006.pdf exiting EPA

Hard Lessons: Causes and Consequences of Michigan's School Construction Boom. Beulah, MI.: Michigan Land Use Institute, 2004. Noreen C. McDonald. Active transportation to school - trends among US schoolchildren, 1969-2001. Am J Prev Med. 2007;32(6):509-16. http://mlui.org/downloads/hardlessons.pdf exiting EPA

Healthy People 2010, Volume II (second edition), Objective 22, Health and Fitness. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport, 2001. This document provides empirical data linking school siting to increased proportions of trips made by walking by school aged children. http://www.healthypeople.gov/Document/HTML/Volume2/22Physical.htm exiting EPA

Helping Johnny Walk to School. National Trust for Historic Preservation. http://www.preservationnation.org/issues/historic-schools/helping-johnny-walk-to-school/ exiting EPA

How Do They Get There? A Spatial Analysis of a "Sprawl School" in Oregon. Schlossberg, Marc; Phillips, Page; Johnson, Bethany; Parker, Bob <ISBN>Planning, Practice and Research; v20 n2 , p147-162 ; May 2005. http://www.uoregon.edu/~schlossb/articles/schlossberg_sprawl_school_ppr.pdf exiting EPA

Integrating Schools Into Healthy Community Design. National Governors Association.http://www.nga.org/cms/home/nga-center-for-best-practices/center-publications/page-eet-publications/col2-content/main-content-list/integrating-schools-into-healthy.html exiting EPA

Kids Walk-to-School. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008. This website provides information and links to additional information on state public health outreach and the promotion of walking and biking to school. http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/kidswalk/resources.htm exiting EPA

Kids Walk-to-School: Then and Now-Barrier and Solutions. Centers for Disease Control. http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/kidswalk/then_and_now.htm exiting EPA

LEED for Neighborhood Development. The LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System integrates the principles of smart growth, urbanism and green building into the first national system for neighborhood design. http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=148 exiting EPA

Local Governments and Schools: A Community-Oriented Approach. International City/County Management Association. 2008. Provides local government managers with an understanding of the connections between school facility planning and local government management issues, with particular attention to avoiding the creation of large schools remotely sited from the community they serve. It offers multiple strategies for local governments and schools to bring their respective planning efforts together to take a more community-oriented approach to schools and reach multiple community goals: educational, environmental, economic, social and fiscal. Eight case studies illustrate how communities across the United States have already succeeded in collaborating to create more community-oriented schools. Includes 95 references and an extensive list of additional online resources. 40p. http://icma.org/documents/SGNReport.pdf exiting EPA

National Clearinghouse for Education Facilities Site Selection for Schools Resource List. http://www.edfacilities.org/rl/site_selection.cfm exiting EPA

National Center for Safe Routes to School. National Center for Safe Routes to School. This website promotes children walking and biking to school by assisting communities and providing tools and resources to develop successful Safe Routes to School strategies. http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/ exiting EPA

National Clearinghouse for Education Facilities Site Selection for Schools Resource List. http://www.edfacilities.org/rl/site_selection.cfm exiting EPA

National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity. Joint use agreement materials, model agreements, review of state laws, etc. http://www.nplanonline.org/nplan/focus/schools exiting EPA 

Pedestrian Facilities Guidebook: Incorporating Pedestrians into Washington's Transportation System. Washington State Department of Transportation, September 1997. ftp://ftp.wsdot.wa.gov/dotshare/LocalPrograms/Walk/PedFacilityGB.pdf exiting EPA

Policies That Work: Educational Governors' Institute on Community Design. February 2009. This article details the value and benefits of making a school the center of a community. http://www.govinstitute.org/policyguide/Education/ exiting EPA

Public Engagement and School Facilities. Knowledgeworks Foundation, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.
Provides a workbook to assist community groups in engaging the public concerning school facilities. Meeting guidelines help organize the phases of the discussion, provide questions, and assist the facilitating of open, inclusive and fair dialogue. Worksheets help organize the results of the meetings. Steps for organizing the meeting are detailed, including recruitment of leaders and participants, troubleshooting problematic situations, siting the meeting, and setting up the room. 28p.

TO ORDER: Harwood Online, 4915 St. Elmo Ave Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814; Tel: 301-656-3669.
http://www.theharwoodinstitute.org/index.php exiting EPA

Public Health in Land Use Planning and Community Design. National Association of County and City Health Officials. http://professional.captus.com/Planning/hia/pdf/NACCHO%20screening%20checklist_Mod%204.pdf exiting EPA

Renovate or Replace? The Case for Restoring and Reusing Older School Buildings. Save Our Land, Save Our Town, 2006. http://www.solsot.org/renovate.html exiting EPA 

Safe Routes to School: Practice and Promise. U.S. Department of Transportation. This document provides guidance on successfully implementing a Safe Routes to Schools program and achieving sustainable success. www.nhtsa.dot.gov/People/Injury/Pedbimot/Bike/Safe-Routes-2004/Index.html exiting EPA

Safe Routes To School. U.S. Department of Transportation. http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/saferoutes/ exiting EPA

Safe Routes to School National Partnership. http://www.saferoutespartnership.org/state/5638/5652 exiting EPA

School Attendance Boundary Information System. William and Mary University. The SABINS data infrastructure project is the first comprehensive effort to assemble, unify and disseminate digital GIS data of elementary, middle and high school catchment areas contained within school districts throughout the country. http://www.wm.edu/as/sabins/ exiting EPA

Schools for Successful Communities: An Element of Smart Growth. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Council of Educational Facility Planners International, 2004. This document explores the relationship between smart growth principles and community-centered schools. http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/pdf/SmartGrowth_schools_Pub.pdf

School Modernization. U.S. Department of Education. 2009. http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/modernization/index.html exiting EPA

School Transportation Modes-Georgia 2000. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2002. This article examines the relationship between school proximity and transportation habits among school-aged children in Georgia. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5132a2.htm exiting EPA

Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation Smart Growth Areas. Maryland Senate Bill, 1997. Maryland Senate Bill 389 provides legislative guidance to preserve existing neighborhoods as well as to maintain agricultural, natural, and rural resources. http://mlis.state.md.us/1997rs/billfile/SB0389.htm exiting EPA

Smart Growth and Schools. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/schools.htm

State Policies and School Facilities. C Beaumont. National Trust for Historic Preservation. 2003. http://www.preservationnation.org/issues/historic-schools/additional-resources/schools_state_policies.pdf exiting EPA

Travel and Environmental Implications of School Siting. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2003. This document evaluates the relationship between school location, travel choices and the environment. http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/school_travel.htm

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EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE

Primer to Design Safe School Projects in Case of Terrorist Attacks. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). December 2003. http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/rms/rmsp428 exiting EPA

Educational Facilities Disaster and Crisis Management Guidebook. Florida Department of Education. 2007. http://www.ncef.org/pubs/edfacilities-disaster-management-guidebook-2007.pdf exiting EPA

Earthquakes and Schools. National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities. http://www.ncef.org/pubs/earthquakes.pdf exiting EPA

Emergency Planning. U.S. Department of Education. http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/emergencyplan/index.html exiting EPA

Office of Emergency Management. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/er_cleanup.htm

Vulnerability Zones. Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA). EPA. http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/vzis.htm

State Emergency Response Commissions. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/epcra/serc_contacts.htm

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Local Emergency Planning Requirements. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/epcra/epcra_plan.htm#SERC

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GREEN/HIGH PERFORMANCE/SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS

ENERGY STAR for Schools. http://www.energystar.gov/K-12 exiting EPA

Design to Earn the ENERGY STAR. http://www.energystar.gov/newbuildingdesign exiting EPA

Greening America's Schools Costs and Benefits. Gregory Kats, 2006. This report documents the financial, environmental, and additional benefits of using green technologies in school construction. http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=2908 exiting EPA

Collaborative for High Performance Schools. This website provides a comprehensive overview on the Collaborative for High Performance Schools program including free resources supporting the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high performance schools. http://chps.net exiting EPA

Build Green Schools. U.S. Green Building Council. This website provides information on local, state, and federal green schools initiatives and LEED for Schools guidelines. www.buildgreenschools.org/ exiting EPA

Green Schools. Global Green, USA. http://www.globalgreen.org/greenurbanism/schools/ exiting EPA

Indoor Air Quality Design Tools for Schools (DTfS). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2008. This EPA program website provides detailed guidance and links to resources to aid in the design of new schools as well as the repair, renovation and maintenance of existing facilities. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schooldesign/

The Sustainable Sites Initiative Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks. Draft 2008. http://www.sustainablesites.org/report exiting EPA

EPA Green Building Web Portal. Links to EPA and other green building resources. http://epa.gov/greenbuilding

NY-CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines. http://neep.org/uploads/NEEPResources/id24/NY-CHPS-20September2007.pdf exiting EPA

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RENOVATION/EXISTING BUILDING RESOURCES

Wastes - Resource Conservation - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Construction and Demolition Materials. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/rrr/imr/cdm/index.htm

EPA Green Building Web Portal. Links to EPA and other green building resources. http://epa.gov/greenbuilding

Community-Centered Schools. National Trust for Historic Preservation. http://www.preservationnation.org/issues/historic-schools/ exiting EPA

Addressing Lead at Superfund Sites Guidance. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/health/contaminants/lead/guidance.htm

Toxicological Profile for Lead. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 2007. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp13.pdf exiting EPA

Memorandum: OSWER Directive: Revised Interim Soil Lead Guidance for CERCLA Sites and RCRA Corrective Action Facilities. EPA.  http://www.epa.gov/superfund/health/contaminants/lead/products/oswerdir.pdf

Residential Lead Hazard Standards - TSCA Section 403. EPA. 2001. http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadhaz.htm

EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm

Lead in Schools and Drinking Water. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/ne/eco/drinkwater/schoolsnh2o.html

3 Ts Program for Lead Testing in Drinking Water in your School. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw000/schools/guidance.html

Testing Schools and Child Care Facilities for Lead in Drinking Water. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw000/lead/testing.htm

EPA Asbestos in Schools. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/pubs/asbestos_in_schools.html

Proper Maintenance, Removal, and Disposal of PCB-Containing Fluorescent Light Ballasts. EPA. 2011. http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/tsd/pcbs/pubs/ballasts.htm

PCBs in Building Caulk. EPA. 2009. http://www.epa.gov/pcbsincaulk

Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Site Revitalization Guidance. EPA. 2005. http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/tsd/pcbs/pubs/pcb-guid3-06.pdf

Guidance on Remedial Actions for Superfund Sites with PCB Contamination. EPA. 1990. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/resources/remedy/pdf/540g-90007-s.pdf

PCB Q and A Manual. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/tsd/pcbs/pubs/qacombined.pdf

Toxicological Profile for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 2000. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp17.html exiting EPA

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SELECT STUDIES ON SCHOOL SEGREGATION

National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) - Resources for achieving healthy, equitable, walkable schools. http://www.preservationnation.org/issues/historic-schools/additional-resources/school_study_roadmap.pdf exiting EPA

Public Health Law & Policy, Policy Package - Model School Siting Policies for School Districts. 2011. http://www.nplanonline.org/nplan/healthy-school-siting exiting EPA

Achieving Educational Excellence for All: A Guide to Diversity-Related Policy Strategies for School Districts, a joint report by the National School Boards Association, the College Board, and EducationCounsel. http://www.nsba.org/EducationExcellenceForAll exiting EPA

Sharp M. Local Governments and Schools: A Community-Oriented Approach. International City/County Management Association, 2008. http://icma.org/en/icma/knowledge_network/documents/kn/Document/5753/Local_Governments_and_Schools_A_
CommunityOriented_Approach
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Historic Reversals, Accelerating Resegregation, and the Need for New Integration Strategies. http://civilrightsproject.ucla.edu/research/k-12-education/integration-and-diversity/historic-reversals-accelerating-resegregation-and-the-need-for-new-integration-strategies-1/ exiting EPA

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STATES

Active Living Research. http://www.activelivingresearch.org/node/9888 exiting EPA

Safe Routes to School Partnership. http://www.saferoutespartnership.org/state/5638/5652 exiting EPA

Smart Growth America. http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/policy-work/smart-growth-at-the-state-and-local-level/education/help-communities-coordinate-school-siting-and-land-use-planning/ exiting EPA

South Coast Air Quality Management's Guidance on Air Quality Issues in School Site Selection: http://www.aqmd.gov/prdas/aqguide/doc/School_Guidance.pdf exiting EPA

State Agency Waste Management Program Links. Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO). Easy access to the waste management websites for each of the 50 states, by topic. http://www.astswmo.org/Pages/Resources/State_Agency_Links.htm exiting EPA

State laws and regulations. http://www.envcap.org/statetools/ exiting EPA

50 State Survey of School Siting Policies. Rhode Island Legal Services. Childproofing Our Communities. Center for Health, Environment, and Justice. http://www.childproofing.org/school_siting_50_state.htm exiting EPA

Alabama
Alabama Environmental Regulations and Laws. http://www.adem.state.al.us/alEnviroReglaws/default.cnt exiting EPA

Alaska
Completing Environmental Review in Alaska. http://www.hud.gov/local/shared/working/r10/environment/alaska.cfm?state=ak#ej exiting EPA

Arizona
Title 18. Environmental Quality. http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/title_18/18-05.htm exiting EPA

California
California School Site Selection And Approval Guide. California Department of Education. http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/fa/sf/schoolsiteguide.asp exiting EPA
Distance Criteria for School Siting. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Revised December 10, 2008. http://www.lausd-oehs.org/docs/Misc/DistanceCriteriaTable%20Rev12_10_08.pdf exiting EPA
Reference California ARB's Landuse Handbook. http://www.arb.ca.gov/ch/handbook.pdf exiting EPA
California Department of Education's School Site Selection Guide. http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/fa/sf/schoolsiteguide.asp exiting EPA
LAUSD School Siting Distance Criteria. http://www.lausd-oehs.org/docs/Misc/DistanceCriteriaTable%20Rev12_10_08.pdf exiting EPA

Colorado
Colorado Department of Public Health Office of Environmental Integration & Sustainability. http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/oeis/selfaudit/audithom.html exiting EPA

Florida
Division of Housing and Community Development. http://www.dca.state.fl.us/fhcd/cdbg/Environmental.cfm exiting EPA

Illinois
State and Local Government Roles in Review New Facilities. http://www.epa.state.il.us/citizens/state-local-government.html exiting EPA

Louisiana
Section 9 Environmental Review. http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/cdbg/dr/manual/ver3/Section9-Ver3.0.pdf exiting EPA

Massachusetts
310 CMR 70.00: Environmental Results Program Certification. http://www.mass.gov/dep/service/regulations/310cmr70.pdf exiting EPA

Michigan
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Environmental Review. http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12141_12168-30516--,00.html exiting EPA

Nevada
Chapter 278- Planning and Zoning. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/NRS-278.html exiting EPA

New Hampshire
Environmental Management Systems Program Overview. http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/p2au/pis/emsp/categories/overview.htm exiting EPA

New Jersey
New Jersey School Development Authority Real Estate Practices Manual. http://www.njsda.gov/business/Doc_Form/PDFsForms/RE_Manual.pdf exiting EPA
New Jersey School Development Authority 21st Century Design Manual. http://www.njsda.gov/business/Doc_Form/PDFsForms/DM.pdf exiting EPA
New Jersey Environmental Guidance for Licensing of Proposed Childcare Centers. http://www.nj.gov/dep/dccrequest/nfa.htm exiting EPA
N.J.A.C. 7:26E Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (Tech Rule). http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/regs/techrule/ exiting EPA
New Schools, New Sites-in Older Cities: School Siting Practices in New Jersey. Robert Hersh. Center for Public Environmental Oversight (CPEO). Worcester Polytechnic Institute. http://www.cpeo.org/pubs/NJSchools.pdf exiting EPA

New Mexico
New Mexico Construction Programs Bureau State Environmental Review Process. http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/cpb/cpbtop.html#SERP exiting EPA

North Carolina
Good Schools, Good Neighborhoods: The Impacts of State and Local School Board Policies on the Design and Location of Schools in North Carolina. http://curs.unc.edu/curs-pdf-downloads/recentlyreleased/goodschoolsreport.pdf exiting EPA

Oregon
Planning for Schools and Livable Communities: The Oregon School Siting Handbook. http://www.oregon.gov/LCD/TGM/docs/schoolsitinghandbook.pdf exiting EPA

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Division of Planning and Department. http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bpoladm/plandev/index.htm exiting EPA
Rhode Island School Construction Regulations, Sec. 1.05-2(4). http://www.ride.ri.gov/finance/funding/construction/Documents/FY08%20Housing%20Aid/Prior%20to%20May%2031%20Updates/School_Constr_Regs_FINAL.pdf exiting EPA

Texas
Environmental Clearance Process Documents and Forms. http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/program-services/environmental/docs.htm exiting EPA

Utah
Utah Housing & Community Development Environmental Review. http://housing.utah.gov/environmentalreview/index.html exiting EPA

Vermont
Vermont Department of Housing & Community Affairs Statutes and Rules. http://www.dhca.state.vt.us/Planning/StatutesAndRules.htm exiting EPA

Wyoming
Wyoming Law, Enrolled Act 49, 1997 Wyoming Legislature, also WS 35-11-302. Waste and manure management plans to prevent pollution of waters of the state, to minimize odors for public health concerns, pathogens and vectors capable of transporting infectious diseases and to specify land application requirements; (C) Setback requirements which will restrict the location and operation of structures housing swine and lagoons within: (II) One (1) mile of a public or private school without the consent of the school's board of trustees or board of directors. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx?file=titles/Title35/Title35.htm exiting EPA

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TRIBES

Federal Environmental Laws and Regulations for Tribal Programs. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/tribal/

Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response Tribal Programs. EPA. EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) has created this website to improve outreach, consultation and communication efforts with tribes by providing relevant information about our programs and current efforts. http://www.epa.gov/oswer/tribal/index.html

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STORAGE TANKS

ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS

EPA Oil Spill Links. http://www.epa.gov/oilspill/spcc.htm

Aboveground Oil Tanks regulated under the Oil Pollution Prevention section of the Clean Water Act. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/content/lawsregs/opprover.htm

Heating Oil Tanks. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/oust/faqs/heatoil.htm

Home Heating Oil Tanks. InspectAPedia.com. Online encyclopedia of building & environmental inspection, testing, diagnosis, repair, & problem prevention advice - illustrated, detailed, in-depth research on finding, diagnosing, testing, correcting, & preventing building defects, energy conservation, & indoor environmental hazards. http://www.inspectapedia.com/oiltanks/tanks.htm exiting EPA

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UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS

Office of Underground Storage Tanks. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/OUST/index.htm

NIOSH Safety Checklist Program for Schools--Underground Storage Tanks. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-101/chklists/n63ust~1.htm exiting EPA

Home Heating Oil Tanks. InspectAPedia.com. Online encyclopedia of building and environmental inspection, testing, diagnosis, repair, and problem prevention advice - illustrated, detailed, in-depth research on finding, diagnosing, testing, correcting, and preventing building defects, energy conservation, and indoor environmental hazards. http://www.inspectapedia.com/oiltanks/tanks.htm exiting EPA

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TRAINING

TOXICOLOGY RELATED TO CHILDREN'S HEALTH

Toxicity and Exposure Assessment for Children's Health. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/teach/

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. http://www.oehha.ca.gov/public_info/TDKids.html exiting EPA

U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK45480/ exiting EPA

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COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

HUD Environmental Review Requirements. http://www.frbsf.org/community/resources/mortgage_approval_process/pdf/Andrea_Dunyon_ERR.pdf exiting EPA

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. http://environment.fhwa.dot.gov/integ/resources_training.asp exiting EPA

Environmental Review Training. http://environmentalreviewfw2011.eventbrite.com/ exiting EPA

Comprehensive Environmental Review Process. http://dnr.state.il.us/orep/docs/CERPmanual.pdf exiting EPA

Comprehensive Environmental Assessment and U.S. EPA Nanomaterial Case Studies. http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=194803

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS

United Nations Environment Programme Environmental Impact Assessment Training Resource Manual. http://www.iaia.org/publicdocuments/EIA/ManualContents/Intro_manual.PDF exiting EPA

Update on Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for School Sites; All Appropriate Inquiries. http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/Schools/upload/Environmental_Site_Assessment_FS_10-03-06.pdf exiting EPA

U.S. Green Building Council Schools. http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=1586 exiting EPA

Urban Environmental Management. http://www.gdrc.org/uem/iso14001/info-25.html exiting EPA

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ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT

National Parks Service Environmental Site Assessment Guidance. http://www.nps.gov/policy/dorders/esaguidance.pdf exiting EPA

Department of Toxic Substances Control Environmental Site Assessment Advisory. http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/Schools/upload/SMP_REP_Schools_Phase1Advisory.pdf exiting EPA

Environmental Site Assessments. http://www.spillcleanup.com/Environmental%20Site%20Assessments.htm exiting EPA

ASTM International. http://www.astm.org/TRAIN/filtrexx40.cgi?-P+ID+47+/usr6/htdocs/astm.org/TRAIN/traindetail.frm exiting EPA

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LOCAL AIR AND WATER QUALITY

South Coast Air Quality Management District. http://www.aqmd.gov/prdas/aqguide/doc/School_Guidance.pdf exiting EPA

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WATER

DRINKING WATER

Lead in Schools and Drinking Water. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/ne/eco/drinkwater/schoolsnh2o.html

3 Ts Program for Lead Testing in Drinking Water in your School. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw000/schools/guidance.html

Testing Schools and Child Care Facilities for Lead in Drinking Water. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw000/lead/testing.htm

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WATERSHEDS AND WASTEWATER

Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, Data and Mapping Homepage. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/owow/data.html

U.S. Geological Survey, Pesticide National Synthesis Report. http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/pnsp/usage/maps/ exiting EPA

Supplemental Risk Management Program Guidance for Wastewater Treatment Plants. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/OEM/docs/chem/Appendix-F1.pdf

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

ALL APPROPRIATE INQUIRY STANDARD

All Appropriate Inquiries Standard 40 CFR Part 312. National Archives and Records Administration. http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title40/40cfr312_main_02.tpl exiting EPA

EPA Fact Sheet: All Appropriate Inquiries Rule: Definition of Environmental Professional. EPA. Defines an environmental professional and the relevant certification and license requirements for individuals conducting all appropriate inquiries under the rule. http://epa.gov/brownfields/aai/ep_deffactsheet.pdf

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CELLULAR PHONE TOWERS (See Electromagnetic Fields)

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ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS

A Local Government Official's Guide to Transmitting Antenna RF Emission Safety: Rules, Procedures, and Practical Guidance. Federal Communication Commission (FCC). June 2000. http://wireless.fcc.gov/siting/FCC_LSGAC_RF_Guide.pdf exiting EPA

Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Policy on Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields. http://www.fcc.gov/oet/rfsafety/ exiting EPA

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissions (NARUC). http://www.naruc.org exiting EPA

California School Facilities Construction Standards. Title 5, California Code of Regulations. Standards for Site Selection, Section 14010. http://www.cde.ca.gov/LS/fa/sf/title5regs.asp exiting EPA

Distance Criteria for School Siting. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Revised 12/10/2008. http://www.lausd-oehs.org/docs/Misc/DistanceCriteriaTable%20Rev12_10_08.pdf exiting EPA

Power Line Setback Exemption Guidance (2006). California Department of Education. http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/fa/sf/powerlinesetback.asp exiting EPA

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Electric and Magnetic Fields website. After reviewing more than two decades of research in this area, NIEHS scientists have concluded that the overall pattern of results suggests a weak association between increasing exposure to EMFs and an increased risk of childhood leukemia. http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/emf/ exiting EPA

California Dept. of Health Services: Electric and Magnetic Fields. http://www.ehib.org/cma/topic.jsp?topic_key=7 exiting EPA

Connecticut Siting Council Best Management Practices. http://www.ct.gov/csc/lib/csc/emf_bmp/emf_bmp_12-14-07.doc exiting EPA

Electromagnetic Fields. World Health Organization http://www.who.int/peh-emf/en/ exiting EPA

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NATURAL HAZARDS (Also see Radon)

U.S. Geological Survey Natural Hazards home page. http://www.usgs.gov/hazards/ exiting EPA

Distance Criteria for School Siting. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Revised December 10, 2008. http://www.lausd-oehs.org/docs/Misc/DistanceCriteriaTable%20Rev12_10_08.pdf exiting EPA

Building Science Resources. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). http://www.fema.gov/rebuild/buildingscience/index.shtm exiting EPA

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NATURALLY OCCURRING ASBESTOS (NOA)

Naturally Occurring Asbestos Web Site. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/pubs/clean.html

Naturally Occurring Asbestos: Approaches for Reducing Exposure. EPA. The fact sheet describes existing work practices and engineering and institutional controls that have been implemented at the state or local level to reduce exposures to NOA. The fact sheet is intended to serve as a practical starting point for state and local government leaders addressing NOA issues in their localities. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/health/contaminants/asbestos/pdfs/noa_factsheet.pdf

Reported Historic Asbestos Mines, Historic Asbestos Prospects, and Natural Asbestos Occurrences in the Eastern United States. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). July 1, 2005. Contains a regional map and an associated database that includes 324 locations where naturally occurring asbestos has been historically identified in the Eastern United States. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1189/ exiting EPA Read the news release exiting EPA.

Naturally Occurring Asbestos in California. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/region09/toxic/noa/

El Dorado Hills NOA Report. May 2005. Report of a comprehensive investigation to assess the potential for exposure from naturally occurring asbestos in El Dorado County, California. http://www.epa.gov/region09/toxic/noa/eldorado/index.html

Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Plan Template, Naturally Occurring Asbestos Response Actions at Schools. DTSC. California 2005. http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/Schools/upload/NOA_OM_Plan_Template_101105.pdf exiting EPA

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NOISE

Acoustical and Noise Control Criteria and Guidelines for Building Design and Operations. J. Evans, C. Himmel. JEAcoustics. November 2009. http://www.jeacoustics.com/library/pdf/ICEBO-09_JEA_Acoustics_18Nov09.pdf exiting EPA

Classroom Acoustics Resource List. National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities. http://www.edfacilities.org/rl/acoustics.cfm exiting EPA

Noise Pollution. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/air/noise.html

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POWER LINES (See Electromagnetic Fields)

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STUDENT PERFORMANCE

Greening America's Schools Costs and Benefits. Gregory Kats, 2006. This report documents the financial, environmental and additional benefits of using green technologies in school construction. http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=2908 exiting EPA

LAUSD School Facilities and Academic Performance. J. Buckley, M. Schneider, and Y. Shang. Department of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, Boston College. This report studies the relationship between the extent to which schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) comply with health and safety regulations and academic performance, as measured by California's API. http://www.edfacilities.org/pubs/LAUSD%20Report.pdf exiting EPA

Indoor Air Quality and Student Performance. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/student_performance/index.html

Green Schools: Attributes for Health and Learning. Committee to Review and Assess the Health and Productivity Benefits of Green Schools, National Research Council, 2006. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11756 exiting EPA

Do indoor pollutants and thermal conditions in schools influence student performance? A critical review of the literature. M. J. Mendell and G. A. Heath, Indoor Air 2005; 15: 27;52. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118657753/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 exiting EPA

The association between school based physical activity, including physical education, and academic performance. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2010. http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/health_and_academics/pdf/pa-pe_paper.pdf exiting EPA

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