Neighborhood Assessment Program Step 7

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Objective: To develop guidelines, including technical protocols and methodologies, and definitions of key terms that may be used to develop a consistent, scientifically justifiable basis for determining whether the cumulative risk posed by air pollutants at the neighborhood-scale is unusually high for the neighborhood or community in question.

  1. Develop Guidelines: Develop guidelines for conducting neighborhood impacts assessments and evaluating policy options for managing high-risk situations encountered during the NAP field studies. This includes monitoring, emission inventory, modeling and data analyses, review of relevant regulatory rules, practices, policies and determinations, and risk reduction protocols.
  2. Peer Review and Stakeholder Outreach: Identify peers from academia, local and federal agencies, and other state agencies and solicit their input and comment on the guidelines. Brief all stakeholders on the guidelines and solicit their comments. Hold public workshops.
  3. Board Action: Present the guidelines to the Board for consideration by the end of 2003.

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