This dataset identifies “disadvantaged communities,” so
designated by CalEPA for the purpose of SB 535. These have been designated
using the CalEnviroScreen 3.0 screening methodology, which helps identify
California communities that are disproportionately burdened by multiple sources
of pollution. This version updates CalEnviroScreen in a variety of ways,
including two new indicators reflecting health and socioeconomic vulnerability
to pollution and adjustments in the way some indicators are calculated.