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>  5. Evaluate Impacts
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Neighborhood Assessment Program Work Plan

3. Barrio Logan Pilot Study

Objective: To perform a pilot study at Barrio Logan to develop an understanding of cumulative exposures and the mechanics of conducting neighborhood-scale monitoring and impact evaluations. The primary products would be air quality and emission inventory data sets, exposure/risk assessments for Barrio Logan, additional empirical data, and field experience.
Tasks:

  1. Coordination and Risk Communication: Continue working with the existing Barrio Logan stakeholder group. Expand the stakeholder group membership to ensure that those affected (e.g., neighborhood residents, air districts, local businesses, etc.) are:
    • included in the process,
    • informed of which assessment tools will be applied,
    • notified about the results of the air quality and health evaluations,
    • told what the results mean in terms of health impacts, and
    • informed about how the results compare to the region and other areas.
  2. Monitoring: The Barrio Logan monitoring was completed in spring 2000.
  3. Emission Inventory Development: Develop a neighborhood-scale, GIS-based emission inventory by reviewing all available emission source data, determining compliance of sources within the test region, and conducting visual inspections to identify uninventoried sources.
  4. Data Analysis and Impacts Evaluation: Using the models identified and developed under task 2, attempt to develop concentration/risk isopleths for the neighborhood to compare with other neighborhoods in the region and with the average cumulative risk for the region. Consult with OEHHA, as necessary, to develop risk estimates/isopleths based on the monitoring data and modeled concentrations.

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