Sunday, November 21, 2010

Environmental Review Guidelines For New School Siting

U.S. EPA has released draft voluntary guidelines to help communities protect the health of students and staff from environmental threats when selecting new locations for schools. The voluntary guidelines also provide tools to help communities ensure that new locations for schools are accessible to the students they are intended to serve.

The new draft voluntary guidelines will give local communities tools to help them consider environmental health issues in establishing school site selection criteria and in conducting effective environmental reviews of potential school sites. The draft guidelines recommend involving the public in the site selection process from the beginning to help ensure community support for these decisions.

The draft school siting guidelines are being made available for public comment for 90 days (through February 18, 2011).

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