The California Environmental Protection Agency’s (Cal/EPA’s) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released a draft screening tool for evaluating the cumulative impacts of multiple pollution sources on communities. According to the agency, the draft tool uses existing environmental, health and socioeconomic data to prioritize cleanup and abatement projects and to direct grants and other resources to communities with the greatest needs. Five public workshops are planned to discuss the draft, which OEHHA describes as a “work in progress,” in Los Angeles (August 21), San Bernardino (August 22), San Diego (August 23), Fresno (September 5), and Oakland (September 6). Public comments on the draft are due by September 18, 2012.