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Environmental Justice

EJ Tools

EJSCREEN: Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool

EJSCREEN is an environmental justice screening and mapping tool that provides EPA and the public with a nationally consistent approach to characterizing potential areas that may warrant further consideration, analysis, or outreach.  A series of short tutorial videos on the basic EJSCREEN functionality is available on the EJSCREEN Videos page.  To help beginners get started using the tool, a basic step-by-step walk-through is also available at https://www.epa.gov/ejscreen/learn-use-ejscreen .    

NEPAssist

NEPAssist is a tool that facilitates the environmental review process and project planning in relation to environmental considerations. The web-based application draws environmental data dynamically from EPA Geographic Information System databases and web services and provides immediate screening of environmental assessment indicators for a user-defined area of interest.  A NEPAssist Training Video shows users how to use the basic features in NEPAssist.    

C-FERST

The Community-Focused Exposure and Risk Screening Tool (C-FERST) is an online tool which provides access to resources that can help communities learn more about their environmental issues and explore exposure and risk reduction options.  Train-the-Trainer Resources with presentations are available that introduce C-FERST’s capabilities, discuss the tool’s features and show how C-FERST has been used by a community. 

Tribal-Focused Environmental Risk and Sustainability Tool (T-FERST)

Tribal-FERST is an online information and GIS mapping tool designed to provide tribes with easy access to the best available human health and ecological science.  Users can follow step-by-step guidance for identifying priority issues, compiling data, ranking and addressing risks, and assessing impacts of actions taken.