Community Risk Reduction Plans: Scaling Up the HRA to the Plan-Level
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. PDT
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Toxic air contaminant (TAC) exposure is associated with numerous adverse health effects. TAC analysis and mitigation is typically addressed in project-level air quality analyses during CEQA review. While the California Supreme Court's CBIA vs. BAAQMD decision in 2015 appears to place some limitations on analysis of the effects of the environment on a project in CEQA, SB 1000 was signed into law in Fall 2016 requiring local governments to address ?Environmental Justice? in their general plan updates in a manner that will ?reduce the unique or compounded health risks in disadvantaged communities by means that include, but are not limited to, the reduction of pollution exposure.? Thus, while there may be less certainty around when and how to prepare project-level health risk assessments (HRAs) under CEQA, there is now a clear mandate in disadvantaged communities to address and mitigate health risks associated with air pollution at the community-wide scale. Several SF Bay Area agencies are developing plan-level approaches through the preparation and implementation of a Community Risk Reduction Plan (CRRP). This session will provide an overview of the CRRP approach, including technical approaches; policy framework development; and considerations for integrating the CRRP into general plans or specific.
Erik de Kok, AICP
Hanson Hom, email@example.com